Sophia Awards

Do you know someone in the Diocese who is sixty-five or older and who embraces and lives a life of stewardship – giving of their time, talent and treasure? The Diocese  of Owensboro created the Sophia Award, which is an award to celebrate someone from each parish who exemplifies stewardship in their life.

Who is eligible?

Anyone sixty-five or older who has not previously received a Sophia Award is eligible for nomination (lay person – individual or married couple, member of a religious community or an ordained deacon or priest). A person can be nominated on past outstanding contributions (living or deceased) and can be home bound. You must be eighteen years of age or older to nominate someone. 

Please use the below form, or click here for a PDF version to download. The deadline to submit a nomination is July 12, 2019. 



The person with the most nominations from their parish will receive the Award from Bishop Medley on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Stephen Cathedral. Each of our 78 parishes may have a recipient. Thank you for helping us to express our gratitude to those who have served faithfully in our parishes throughout the Diocese of Owensboro.