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Here are the 65th anniversary honorees


Archdiocesan attorney J. Patrick Fitzgerald received the Knight Grand Cross of Saint Gregory the Great promotion from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral.

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Archdiocesan attorney J. Patrick Fitzgerald received the Knight Grand Cross of Saint Gregory the Great promotion from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral.

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MIAMI | Here is the list of those honored at the vespers service for the 65th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Miami, Oct. 22, 2023.

Papal honors

Claretian Sister Carmen Alvarez receives the Papal Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral.

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Claretian Sister Carmen Alvarez receives the Papal Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral.

Juan and Natalie Bauta receive the Primum Regnum Dei honor from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral.

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Juan and Natalie Bauta receive the Primum Regnum Dei honor from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral.

Order of Saint Gregory the Great, promotions:

  • J. Patrick Fitzgerald – Knight Grand Cross of St. Gregory the Great
  • Keith Koenig – Knight Commander of St. Gregory

Papal Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice

  • Claretian Sister Carmen Alvarez
  • Antonio “Tony” Argiz
  • Stephan Destin
  • Herbert Yardley

Papal Medal Benemerenti

  • Thomas Callahan
  • Aurelio Fernandez
  • Hon. Steven Leifman

Archdiocesan Honors

James Werle from St. Andrew in Coral Springs receives the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. He was accompanied by his pastor, Msgr. Michael Souckar.

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James Werle from St. Andrew in Coral Springs receives the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. He was accompanied by his pastor, Msgr. Michael Souckar.

Primum Regnum Dei

  • Juan & Natalie Bauta
  • Thomas Beier
  • Andre Bony
  • Gil & Carmela Brito
  • Emilio Burillo
  • Sean Clancy
  • Frank & Joanne Del Rio
  • Keith Douglass
  • Angel Gallinal
  • Fernando & Laura Gomez
  • Ralph Lawson
  • Johanna Lersundy
  • Paul Ludwick
  • Sandy McCarthy
  • Randolph McGrorty
  • Myriam Mezadieu
  • Mark Panciera
  • Alicio & Nirma Pina
  • Jorge & Isabel Rico
  • Ana Rodriguez-Soto

Jubilaeum Cross

Broward County

  • All Saints, Sunrise: Peggy O'Shaughnessy, Ruth Boisvert
  • Annunciation, West Hollywood: Cecelia Martens, Jacqueline Montañez
  • Assumption, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea: Frances Connolly,Marie Elaine Grant
  • Blessed Sacrament, Fort Lauderdale: Steve and Judy Flood
  • Little Flower, Hollywood: Rafael Reyes, Paola Espinosa
  • Mary Help of Christians, Parkland: Pam Grosso, Richard Gioia
  • Nativity, Hollywood: Bob Lacey, Mary Vrancik
  • Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Mission, Pompano Beach: Artur and Katarzyna Wojewnik
  • Our Lady of La Vang Parish, Hallandale: Chien Pham, Thanh Thuy Truong
  • Our Lady of Mercy, Deerfield Beach: Jim DeTore, Kathy Myrick
  • Our Lady Queen of Heaven, North Lauderdale: Marcia Gill, Richemonde Pierre
  • Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Fort Lauderdale: Regina Medina, Olga Torres
  • San Isidro Mission, Pompano Beach: Alex Perez, Edwar Aguilera
  • St. Ambrose, Deerfield Beach: George and Denise Pasvantis
  • St. Andrew, Coral Springs: James Werle, Jorge Gallo
  • St. Anthony, Fort Lauderdale: Andrea and Phil Medico
  • St. Bartholomew, Miramar: Monique Abraham, Emery (Jim) Horvath
  • St. Bernadette, Hollywood: Michael Munro, Vanessa D’Ayral
  • St. Bernard, Sunrise: Richard Murphy, Carmela Alban
  • St. Bonaventure, Davie: Donna Weddington, Stanley Olesiewicz
  • St. Boniface, Pembroke Pines: Wilfredo Colon, Catalina Cardoso
  • Charles and Constance Thornton, from St.Philip Neri, Miami Gardens, receive the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. They were accompanied by their pastor, Spiritan Father Fidelis Nwankwo.

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    Charles and Constance Thornton, from St.Philip Neri, Miami Gardens, receive the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. They were accompanied by their pastor, Spiritan Father Fidelis Nwankwo.

  • St. Clement, Fort Lauderdale: Manuel Gallegos, Angeleine Marcellon
  • St. Coleman, Pompano Beach: David Diaz, Richard Lang
  • St. David, Davie: Robert Loconto, Mary Ellen Braznell
  • St. Edward, Pembroke Pines: Ramiro Andres and Susy Janet Obrador
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Coral Springs: Tony Spina, Robert Cloutier
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Pompano Beach: David Rouchard, Patty Reynolds
  • St. Gabriel, Pompano Beach: Ruth Dunnigan, Lillian Distasio
  • St. Gregory the Great, Plantation: Patricia O'Neill, Melwyn Sequeira
  • St. Helen, Lauderdale Lakes: Mercie Dieujuste, Ana Morales
  • Betty Gonzalez and Jorge Rodriguez from St. Augustine Church & Student Center pause after receiving the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. They were accompanied by their pastor, Father Richard Vigoa.

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    Betty Gonzalez and Jorge Rodriguez from St. Augustine Church & Student Center pause after receiving the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. They were accompanied by their pastor, Father Richard Vigoa.

  • St. Henry, Pompano Beach: Deusdedit Kiyemba, Sabrina Pereira
  • St. Jerome, Fort Lauderdale: Roger Roa, Barbara Clark
  • St. John the Baptist, Fort Lauderdale: Robert and Jane Conti
  • St. John XXIII, Miramar: Mauricio Bautista, Bertha Cano
  • St. Katharine Drexel, Weston: Carlos Sanchez, Cristina Diaz-Gonzalez
  • St. Malachy, Tamarac: Yaneth Mendoza, Marjorie Austin
  • St. Mark, Southwest Ranches: Michele Chinault, Juan Jimenez
  • St. Matthew, Hallandale Beach: Maria Regina Paradela, Sandra Szabocsik
  • St. Maurice at Resurrection, Dania Beach: Joan M. Archbold, James Cavnar
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe, Pembroke Pines: Rudi Yzer, Alessandra Pena
  • St. Paul Chung Ha Sang Korean Mission, West Hollywood: Kevin Kim, Hyun Joo Ahn (Leona)
  • St. Paul the Apostle, Lighthouse Point: Peter Striano, Paul Arcella
  • St. Pius X, Fort Lauderdale: Mark and Nancy Taravella
  • St. Sebastian, Fort Lauderdale: Judith Fisher, Edward Rebholz
  • St. Stephen, Miramar: Alma Lopez, Julissa Lopez
  • St. Vincent, Margate: Frederick Schweitzer, Evalina Van Lengen

Stephanie Kondy and Jairo Florez from Blessed Trinity Parish, pose after receiving the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. They were accompanied by their pastor, Father Matias Hualpa.

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Stephanie Kondy and Jairo Florez from Blessed Trinity Parish, pose after receiving the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. They were accompanied by their pastor, Father Matias Hualpa.


Miami-Dade

  • Blessed Trinity, Virginia Gardens: Stephanie Kondy, Jairo Florez
  • Christ the King, Perrine: Rafael Pagan, Debra Platt
  • Corpus Christi, Miami: Santiago Hermida,Julie A. S. Williamson
  • Epiphany, Miami: Carl Lowell, Ely Fleites
  • Gesu, Miami: Karla Vanessa Arellano, Joseph V. Manzo
  • Good Shepherd, Miami: Ana Maria Manresa, Roger Caldera
  • Holy Family, North Miami: Kattlie West, Suze Dume
  • Holy Redeemer, Miami: Bernadette Poitier, Patrick Range Jr.
  • Immaculate Conception, Hialeah: Enrique Zayas, Maria del Carmen Acosta
  • Little Flower, Coral Gables: Maria Fernanda Ordoñez, Raul Cairo
  • Mother of Christ, Miami: Jose Felix Diaz de la Rocha, Amarilis Acosta
  • Mother of Our Redeemer, Miami: Rodrigo Zambrano, Rafaela Nieves
  • Notre Dame d’Haiti, Miami: Emma Caris Francois, Lionel Laurat
  • Our Lady of Divine Providence, Miami: Jorge Sanchez, Oly Teresa Learmonth
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Doral: Dina Mitjans, Barbara Romani
  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary-St. Richard, Palmetto Bay: Oscar Alberto Aguirre, Christopher David Westgate
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Miami: Joaquin Evelio Suarez, Marjorie Saint-Juste
  • Our Lady of the Lakes, Miami Lakes: Ernesto & Maria De La Hoz
  • Prince of Peace, Miami: Jorge Prieto, Marta Briganti
  • Sacred Heart, Homestead: Jesus Anaya, Irene Brown
  • San Lázaro, Hialeah: Dagoberto Rodríguez, Giselle Peña
  • Santa Barbara, Hialeah: Eodanis Moncion, Jorge Castillo
  • St. Ann Mission, Naranja: Sabina Noriega, Marbelia Zamarripa
  • St. Agatha, Miami: Hector Gonzalez, Teresa Veciana
  • Helen Albertson and Eva Soche from St. Agnes in Key Biscayne receive the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. They were accompanied by their pastor, Father Juan Carlos Paguaga.

    Photographer: JONATHAN MARTINEZ | FC

    Helen Albertson and Eva Soche from St. Agnes in Key Biscayne receive the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. They were accompanied by their pastor, Father Juan Carlos Paguaga.

  • St. Agnes, Key Biscayne: Helen Albertson, Eva Soche
  • St. Augustine, Coral Gables: Betty Gonzalez, Jorge Rodriguez
  • St. Benedict, Hialeah: Zelma Iglesias, Marcos Gutierrez
  • St. Brendan, Miami: Christina Pharo, Teresita Perez
  • St. Catherine of Siena, Miami: Marta Beattie, Maria Elena Pineda
  • St. Cecilia, Hialeah: Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Barrero, Mr. & Mrs. Hector Rueda
  • St. Dominic, Miami: Ileana Garcia, Mariluz Cuello
  • St. Francis de Sales, Miami Beach: Carlos Socorro, Charles Tarlton
  • St. Hugh, Coconut Grove: Karen Stanford Bonvecchio, Jane Mastrucci
  • St. James, North Miami: Marie Herlyne Sullin, Yvonne Romero
  • St. Joachim, Miami: Martha Garcia, Hector Ramos
  • St. John Bosco, Miami: Santos Dueñas, Aurora Molina
  • St. John Neumann, Miami: Amanda LaGra, Concepción Alfonso
  • St. John the Apostle, Hialeah: Pedro Haber, Patrick Carnivale
  • St. Joseph, Miami Beach: Rosie Ivens, Alexander Brandstatter
  • St. Kevin, Miami: Julio Carballosa, Paz Fatima Ricardo
  • St. Kieran, Miami: Raul Marmol, Ana Marmol
  • St. Lawrence, North Miami Beach: Ligia Wiegand, Hugo Cascavita
  • Lisa Ford and Rosalinda Hally, from St. Peter in Big Pine Key, receive the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. They were accompanied by their pastor, Father Jesus "Jets" Medina.

    Photographer: JONATHAN MARTINEZ | FC

    Lisa Ford and Rosalinda Hally, from St. Peter in Big Pine Key, receive the Jubilaeum Cross from Archbishop Thomas Wenski during the Archdiocese of Miami's 65th anniversary vespers service, Oct. 22, 2023, at St. Mary Cathedral. They were accompanied by their pastor, Father Jesus "Jets" Medina.

  • St. Louis, Pinecrest: Nancy McKee, Elizabeth Quinn
  • St. Martha, Miami Shores: Ludovina Joseph, Catherine Palma
  • St. Martin de Porres, Leisure City: Deborah Serrano, Trinidad Moreno
  • St. Mary Cathedral, Miami: Sandra Hill, Juan Manzanillo
  • St. Mary Magdalen, Sunny Isles Beach: Dawn Spillane, Harry Ebener
  • St. Michael the Archangel, Miami: Margarita Fuentes, Elbertt Gomez
  • St. Monica, Miami Gardens: Irene Santiago, Jean Simon
  • St. Patrick, Miami Beach: Michael O'Neil, Gerardo Etcheverry
  • St. Philip Neri, Miami Gardens: Constance and Charles Thornton
  • St. Raymond, Miami: Adela and Luis Sanabria
  • St. Rose of Lima, Miami Shores: Marc Stead, Vilma Lou
  • St. Thomas the Apostle, Miami: Ivan Gallegos, Eduardo Arthur
  • St. Timothy, Miami: Richard Amador, Christopher Zavatsky
  • Sts. Peter & Paul, Miami: Jackie Echegarrua, Claudio Nieto
  • Visitation, North Miami: Juan Walter Aguilar, Olga Clarke

Monroe

  • Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Key West: George and Maria Del Pino
  • San Pablo, Marathon: James Kelley, Jeri McCarty
  • San Pedro, Tavernier: Luis Macias, Deborah Fisher
  • St. Justin Martyr, Key Largo: Jose and Anna Jurado
  • St. Peter, Big Pine Key: Rosalinda Hally, Lisa R. Ford

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