On Saturday, February 2, liturgical ministers gathered at St. John the Baptist Parish in Howell for the Diocese's fourteenth annual Liturgy and Music Conference. At that event, four ministers were honored with an "Alleluia Award," given to those people who have contributed their gifts and time to the liturgical formation of God's people and to excellence in liturgical preparation.
This year's honorees included (L-R) Loretta Budzyn, Pastoral Associate at St. Joseph, Adrian; Marcy Forsleff, Music Director at Powers Catholic High School; and Margaret Mullally-Henne, Director of Liturgy at St. Patrick in Brighton. Dr. Timothy Flynn, Director of Music at St. Mary Cathedral was also honored, but was unable to be present.
The "Ad Coeli Award," for excellence in the liturgical arts, was awarded to the dedicated volunteers of St. Andrew Dung-Lac Parish, Lansing for their tireless efforts and months of volunteer labor that transformed their parish church. Accepting the award on behalf of the parish was Mr. Phillip Nguyen (far right).