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January 20, 2009

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For More Information, Contact:
Bud Bunce (503) 233-8373
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SCOUTS TO RECEIVE AWARDS
        On Sunday, January 25, 2009 Archbishop John G. Vlazny, Archbishop of Portland, and the Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting will present the Catholic Scouting Emblems to 74 young men and women from across Western Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Scouts, family and friends will gather at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Portland for an afternoon Mass and the presentation of the emblems. A reception will follow.

        Scouting is an integral part of the parishes’ comprehensive youth ministry plan. Scout units are supported in this effort by parishes, Catholic Schools and many Knights of Columbus Councils. “ The Catholic Scouting Religious Emblem Program integrates family, faith and community with study, skills and fun.” according to Deacon Thomas Gornick, Archdiocesan Scout Chaplain, “Scouting focuses on the whole life of the youth supporting their maturity into faith Catholics and citizens.”

        Each scout, over the past year, has worked to complete requirements that include faith enrichment, study and service to their parish, scout unit and community. The Boy Scouts of America presents the following emblems to their scouts: Tiger Cubs and Wolf Cubs up through the 2nd grade will be presented the Light of Christ award; Cub Scouts who have completed the 2nd grade receive the Parvuli Dei; Boy Scouts receive the Ad Altari Dei and high school Boy Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Venture Scouts receive the Pius XII. The Class of 2009 has a significant number of older youth receiving the Boy Scout Emblems. The National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry offers Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Scouts the following awards: The “I Live My Faith” award is earned by youth between the ages of 9-11, or between the 4th and 6th grade; the “Family of God” Medal is awarded to youth between the ages of 6 and 9; the “Spirit Alive” is awarded to Catholic youth in their high school years; and the “Marian” award is given to Catholic youth who have already received the “Spirit Alive” award.

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Last Name First Name Award Name Parish
Stout Amelia Family of God All Saints, Portland
Smith Bryan Pope Pius XII Christ the King, Milwaukie
Dimm Walter Parvuli Dei Church of the Resurrection, Tualatin
Kelly Aidan Parvuli Dei Holy Cross, Porland
Corrigan Jack Parvuli Dei Holy Redeemer Church, Portland
Galati Joseph Light of Christ Holy Redeemer Church, Portland
Buxton Alejandro Parvuli Dei Holy Redeemer Church, Portland
Martin Zachery Light of Christ Holy Rosary Church, Portland
Thomason Christopher Parvuli Dei Holy Rosary Church, Portland
Guiher David Light of Christ Holy Rosary Church, Portland
Guiher, III John Parvuli Dei Holy Rosary Church, Portland
Guiher Matthew Parvuli Dei Holy Rosary Church, Portland
Martin Damien Parvuli Dei Holy Rosary Church, Portland
Pearson Bradly Parvuli Dei Holy Rosary Church, Portland
West Matthew Light of Christ Immaculate Conception, Stayton
Jaeger Isaac Parvuli Dei Immaculate Conception, Stayton
Jaeger Isaac Light of Christ Immaculate Conception, Stayton
West Matthew Parvuli Dei Immaculate Conception, Stayton
Csintalan Matthew Light of Christ Immaculate Conception, Stayton
Ierardi Matthew Light of Christ Immaculate Conception, Stayton
West Connor Parvuli Dei Immaculate Conception, Stayton
Csintalan Craig Parvuli Dei Immaculate Conception, Stayton
Ierardi Matthew Parvuli Dei Immaculate Conception, Stayton
Stricker Kent Parvuli Dei Our Lady of Lourdes, Vancouver
Stricker Keith Parvuli Dei Our Lady of Lourdes, Vancouver
Kohne Kaleb Pope Pius XII Our Lady of the Lake, Lake Oswego
Ramirez Jorge Parvuli Dei Our Lady of the Mountain, Ashland
Boyd Troy Light of Christ Our Lady of the Mountain, Ashland
Ramirez Cristian Ad Altare Dei Our Lady of the Mountain, Ashland
Cervantes Ricardo Ad Altare Dei Our Lady of the Mountain, Ashland
Burke Katherine Family of God Our Lady of the Mountain, Ashland
Dorthalina Michael Pope Pius XII Sacred Heart, Battleground
Lindsay James Light of Christ St. Anthony, Tigard
Schuh Cynthia Marian St. Anthony, Tigard
VanRiper Lauren Family of God St. Anthony, Tigard
Forrette Riley Light of Christ St. Boniface, Sublimity
Harold-Golden Thea Family of God St. Charles Church, Portland
Davidson Matthew Parvuli Dei St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
Urmini Ryan Parvuli Dei St. Francis, Sherwood
Turner Jessica Family of God St. Henry, Gresham
Turner Alexander Light of Christ St. Henry, Gresham
Furnary Tristan Parvuli Dei St. John Fisher, Portland
Kinney Matthieu Pope Pius XII St. John the Apostle, Oregon City
Hamblin Johnathan Light of Christ St. John the Apostle, Oregon City
Guasco Lucas Parvuli Dei St. John the Baptist Church, Milwaukie
Faber Peter Parvuli Dei St. John the Baptist Church, Milwaukie
Perkins Patrick Parvuli Dei St. John the Evangelist, Vancouver
Makar Greg Pope Pius XII St. John the Evangelist, Vancouver
Garand Alesha I Live My Faith St. John, Yamhill
Couch Haley Family of God St. John, Yamhill
Radillo-Hernandez Gonzalo Andres Parvuli Dei St. John, Yamhill
Bustamante Evie Family of God St. Juan Diego, Portland
Gerding Garrett Parvuli Dei St. Mary, Corvallis
Milligan Ian Peter Light of Christ St. Mary's Cathedral, Portland
Townsend Meghan Marian St. Mary's Cathedral, Portland
Townsend Timothy Parvuli Dei St. Mary's Cathedral, Portland
Townsend Patrick Ad Altare Dei St. Mary's Cathedral, Portland
Townsend John Pope Pius XII St. Mary's Cathedral, Portland
Milligan Flynn Parvuli Dei St. Mary's Cathedral, Portland
Callies Elleott Parvuli Dei St. Matthew, Hillsboro
Stuve John Light of Christ St. Matthew, Hillsboro
Foster Micah Parvuli Dei St. Matthew, Hillsboro
Stuve Ryan Light of Christ St. Matthew, Hillsboro
Paxton Trevor Light of Christ St. Monica Church, Coos Bay
Palmer Ian Parvuli Dei St. Paul Church, Silverton
Edsinga Aiden Parvuli Dei St. Paul Church, Silverton
Lee Dallas Parvuli Dei St. Philip Benizi Church, Redland
Lee Collin Parvuli Dei St. Philip Benizi Church, Redland
Schnoor Logan Parvuli Dei St. Philip Benizi Church, Redland
Patrick Stewart Parvuli Dei St. Pius X Church, Portland
Gasper Paul Parvuli Dei St. Pius X Church, Portland
Patterson Eric Parvuli Dei St. Pius X Church, Portland
Gasper David Parvuli Dei St. Pius X Church, Portland
Rocha Emily Spirit Alive St. Wenceslaus, Scappoose

 

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