Salt and Light Dinner honors Philadelphia archbishop, others
By Shirley McMarlin
Published: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
The 15th annual Salt and Light Dinner of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg was April 25 at Stratigos Banquet Centre in North Huntingdon.
Recognition is given to members of the flock who live out the scriptural command to be “salt and light” in the world through good works and love for others.
John F. Kane of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Lower Burrell received the humanitarian award for leadership and support of community organizations, including the New Kensington Salvation Army and Alle-Kiski Community Forum.
Rocco Panucci of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Hempfield received the philanthropy award for service on the parish finance council and in its recent capital campaign and service on the board of Catholic Charities.
Guest speaker and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, received an outstanding leadership award. Throughout his ministry, Chaput “has been a tireless advocate of the poor and needy,” said Monsignor Raymond Riffle, managing director of Catholic Charities.
All was not solemn, however, as about 300 guests enjoyed social time and bidding for silent auction items ranging from sacred images to sweets, sapphire and silver jewelry, symphony tickets, Sidney Crosby's hockey jersey, spirits and other items having nothing to do with the letter “s.”
Proceeds benefit emergency financial assistance to at-risk residents of the four-county diocese.
Seen at Stratigos: Bishop Lawrence Brandt, Bishop Emeritus Anthony Bosco, Jo Kane, Maria Panucci, Chuck and Sharon Deluzio, George and Judi Butler, Paul and Carol Whalen, Dorothy Skoloda, Sandi Kocian, Bobby and Linda DeFrancesco, Julie Stauffer, Christopher Pardini, Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, Brother Norman Hipps, Sister Lois Sculco and Ken and Molly Robb Shimko.
Also, Richard and Joanna Stillwagon, Jim and Margaret Froelicher, Joseph and Shirley Angelo, Michael and Janice Walker, William and Carolyn Rusiewicz, Chuck and Nancy Anderson, Eric and Michele Bononi, Edward and Camille Nemanic, Mark and Faye Rosatti, Todd Jones, Susan Stillitano, Mary Kay Sedlacek, Vera Swiergol and June Rolf.
— Shirley McMarlin
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