Catechetical Leader Award

Bishop Medley with 2017-2018 award winner Ben Warrell of Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp & Retreat Center.

The Offices of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry are asking for nominations for the Bishop John J. McRaith Catechetical Leader Award. The recipient of this award will be announced at the Appreciation Dinner for Catechetical and Youth Ministers on May 10, 2019 at Christ the King Gym, Madisonville, KY.

Anyone from the Diocese of Owensboro may nominate an individual for this award. 

Nominees should be (or have been) professional ministers working for a minimum of 5 years in the Diocese of Owensboro in the field of catechetics. Some ministerial roles to be considered are Director of Religious Education, Coordinator of Religious Education, Pastoral Associate, Youth Minister, etc.    

The recipient of the award is a role model as an outstanding human being; committed to Diocesan, Parish and Community service; shows a deep sense of spirituality; is knowledgeable, and committed to continuing their intellectual, spiritual and collaborative growth.

The deadline for nominations is April 22, 2019. The Core Committee for Religious Education, consisting of the Diocesan Directors of Religious Education and Youth Ministry will discern and select the recipient.

All nomination forms should be mailed to the Religious Education Office, 600 Locust St., Owensboro, KY,  42301-2130 or emailed to [email protected] by April 22, 2019.


The 2018-2019 nomination form is available at this link. You can either:

  1. Print the form, fill it out by hand, and mail it to the above address.
  2. Print the form, fill it out by hand, scan it and email it to Charlie Hardesty at the above email address.