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Tolton Gala Honors Several from Diocese of Lake Charles


Nov 5, 2023

The Inaugural Rev. Canon Gerard Jordan Scholarship Announced

The Tolton Ambassadors of Lake Charles continue to do great work, spreading the word about Venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton's cause for canonization. At the corps' annual fundraising gala, honoring several people and unveiling the inaugural Rev. Canon Gerard Jordan Scholarship.

Awards at the gala were presented in five categories:

Postulator’s Award: Deacon Fred Reed, who serves St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Westlake

Father Peter McGirr Award: Rev. Ruben J. Buller, Pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Vicar General for the Diocese of Lake Charles

Tolton Award: Rev. Timothy Goodly, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sulphur

Peter Paul and Martha Jane Award: Mr. and Mrs. Rapheal (Theresa) Lavergne, parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lake Charles

Anne Tolton Pettis Award: Stephanie Bernard, Director of the Offices of Black Catholic Ministry and Justice and Peace in the Diocese of Lafayette

Canon Gerard Jordan Scholarship: Jorquetta Saner of Evergreen Baptist Church

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