FALL RIVER —Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will present the Pope Saint Pius X Youth Award to 45 young persons from parishes throughout the Diocese of Fall River in the context of a prayer service at 7 p.m., Monday, May 6, 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 St. Mary’s Cathedral/Our Lady of Fall River website at www.olfallriver.com/watch

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 worked on food and clothing drives and volunteered to assist children with disabilities. One pastor noted his parish recipient had organized a fundraiser to support war relief efforts in Ukraine.

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, “Restore all things in Christ.”

Those honored with the 2024 Pope St. Pius X Youth Award and their parishes follow by area deanery.

Attleboro Deanery

Isabella Carlisle, Transfiguration of the Lord Parish, North Attleborough; Clare Estano and Joseph Estano III, St. Mary Parish, Norton; Adam Johnson, St. Mary Parish, Mansfield; Mariana Lavigne, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Seekonk; and Arianna Simoneau, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Attleboro.

Cape Cod Deanery

Thomas Baldasaro, St. Joseph, Guardian of the Holy Family Parish, East Falmouth; Jay Cornwall, Our Lady of Victory Parish, Centerville; Christopher Fein, St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Buzzards Bay; Connor Francis, Holy Trinity Parish, West Harwich; Mary Kudarauskas, St. Pius X Parish, South Yarmouth; Erin McDonald, Corpus Christi Parish, East Sandwich; Theresa Provencher, Christ the King Parish, Mashpee; Yuliana Marigel Rivera, St. Mary-Our Lady of the Isle Parish, Nantucket.

Fall River Deanery

Andrea Cadorette, St. John of God Parish, Somerset; Brayden DoRego, St. Michael Parish, Fall River; Elizabeth LaCroix, St. Stanislaus Parish, Fall River; Carlos Louzeiro, St. Mary Cathedral Parish, Fall River; Abigail Medeiros, St. Dominic, Parish, Swansea; Alexa Mendoza, Good Shepherd Parish, Fall River; Lindsey Moniz, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Westport; Julianna Nassiff, St. Joseph Parish, Fall River; Alexandra Neronha, St. John the Baptist Parish, Westport; Sophie Oliveira, St. George Parish, Westport; Emma Plante, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea;  Andora Pottier, St. Bernard Parish, Assonet; Logan Reis, Santo Christo Parish, Fall River; and Collin Sardinha, Holy Name Parish, Fall River.

New Bedford Deanery

Teresa Adams, St. Anthony-St. Rita Parish, Mattapoisett; Imryx Andrade, St. Lawrence Martyr Parish, New Bedford; Lucia Batista, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, New Bedford; Itzamar Echevarria-Mojica, Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James Parish; Teal Galligan, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Acushnet; Jonathan Goncalves, Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, New Bedford; William Guilotte, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, New Bedford; Benjamin Moniz, St. Mary Parish, Dartmouth; Madalena Morris, St. Julie Billiart Parish, North Dartmouth; Jessica Pires, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, New Bedford; Emma Przybysz, St. Mary Parish, Fairhaven; Vanhelsig Reyes, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, New Bedford; Dryden Schaub, St. John Neumann Parish, East Freetown; and Olivia Trivino, St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, New Bedford.

Taunton Deanery

Bailey Franzoni, Holy Cross Parish, Easton; Dayna Mbugua, Holy Family Parish, East Taunton; and Madeleine Stewart, Immaculate Conception Parish, North Easton.

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