FALL RIVER —Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will present the Pope Saint Pius X Youth Award to 40 young persons from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese in the context of a prayer service at 7 p.m., Monday, May 9, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River.

The annual award, named for the pontiff who created the Fall River Diocese in 1904 and presented for the first time in 2001, recognizes teens who serve their parish community with selflessness, commitment, and dedication.

The Pope St. Pius X Youth Awards Ceremony will be livestreamed on the Fall River diocesan Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fallriverdiocese.

Nominated for the honor by their pastor, recipients support their parishes and the wider community through a variety of ministries and activities. Some are lectors, Eucharistic ministers, religious ed teachers, and youth group leaders; others have volunteered in local food pantries and tutored non-English-speaking persons. One is a member of the Youth Council of the NAACP.

Pope St. Pius X Youth Award recipients must have already received the Sacrament of Confirmation, be at least a sophomore in high school and not older than 19.

The award itself is a medal bearing the image of St. Pius X along with his motto, “Receive all things in Christ.”

Those honored with the 2023 Pope St. Pius X Youth Award and their parishes follow by area deanery.

Attleboro Deanery

Natalie Alger, Transfiguration of the Lord Parish, North Attleborough; Casey Gorhan, St. Mary Parish, Mansfield; Lauren St. Onge, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish, Attleboro; Bridget Sutula, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Attleboro; and Tucker Tuffile, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Seekonk.

Cape Cod Deanery

Andrew Crapo, St. Joseph, Guardian of the Holy Family Parish, Falmouth; Katrina Hatch, Our Lady of the Cape Parish, Brewster; Edward Newell, St. Pius X Parish, South Yarmouth; Michael Ramsey, Corpus Christi Parish, East Sandwich; Aidan Sullivan, St. Mary/Our Lady of the Isle Parish, Nantucket; Zachary Travis, St. Margaret Parish, Buzzards Bay; and Brianna Wall, Holy Trinity Parish, West Harwich.

Fall River Deanery

Kamryn Berube, St. Bernard Parish, Assonet; Jasmine Caine, Santo Christo Parish, Fall River; Anthony Champagne, Good Shepherd Parish, Fall River; Deanna DeStefano, St. John of God Parish, Somerset; Carson DoRego, St. Michael and St. Joseph Parishes, Fall River; Inez Medeiros, St. Michael and St. Joseph Parishes, Fall River; Kathryn Medeiros, St. Stanislaus Parish, Fall River; Hannah Mello, St. Dominic Parish, Swansea; Olivia Morris, St. George Parish, Westport; Michael Rebelo, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea; Devin Viera, St. Mary Cathedral Parish, Fall River; and Noah Yetman, Holy Name Parish, Fall River.

New Bedford Deanery

Mikayla Baptista, St. Mary Parish, Fairhaven; Caroline Brogioli, St. Anthony-St. Rita Parish, Mattapoisett; Janie Correia, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, New Bedford; Nathan Gonçalo, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, New Bedford; Clara Knight, St. Joseph Parish, Fairhaven; Hannah Pittsley, St. Lawrence Martyr Parish, New Bedford; Caden Plante, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Acushnet; Simon Rivet, Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James Parish, New Bedford; Elijah Rogers, St. Anthony-St. Rita Parish, Mattapoisett; Charlotte Schaub, St. John Neumann Parish, East Freetown; and Avry Whitson, St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, New Bedford.

Taunton Deanery

Aidan Byers, Holy Cross Parish, South Easton; Madison Cable, Holy Family Parish, East Taunton; Grace Harrington, Immaculate Conception Parish, North Easton; Emily Marquis, St. Nicholas of Myra Parish, North Dighton; and Lucas Toste, St. Ann Parish, Raynham.

Reverendísimo Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
Reverendísimo Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Bishop of Fall River