In 1998, the diocese established the Communities of Salt and Light Awards to recognize individuals whose deeds exhibit a significant level of time, talent and treasure. Nominees are measured by criteria epitomizing the mission of the church in our diocese and reflective of the core essence of Catholic Charities.
The criteria was established by an independent committee of lay and clergy representatives of the diocese and inspired by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' document "Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish" (1993).
The Communities of Salt and Light Awards recognize outstanding individuals or groups in the categories of humanitarianism (time and talent), philanthropy (treasure) and outstanding human service (service and action) organization.
Nominations are accepted September 1st through October 31st, though deadline for the 2017 nominations was Monday, October 31, 2016.
Please contact Heather Rady, director of community relations and special events, at 724-837-1840 for additional information.