Monday, July 13, 2009

SVD MISSION AWARDS PRESS STATEMENT

SVD MISSION AWARDS PRESS STATEMENT
JULY 13, 2009
Launching of the
Nationwide SEARCH FOR SVD MISSION AWARDEES

As a part of the SVD Philippines’ 100 year celebration this year, a number of Centennial Awards called the “SVD MISSIONS AWARD” will be given. The SVD Philippine Central Province and St. Jude Catholic School are currently working on a “nationwide search” giving special awards the SVD Mission Awards, to individuals, groups or institutions who have shared our SVD mission in the country in the last 100 years, directly or indirectly.

These awards are meant to recognize, honor and thank those who, over the past century, have most embodied the tremendous spirit of the "Christian Mission Commitment" to what the SVDs call "prophetic dialogue" spelled out as: "dialogue with the poor and marginalized, faith seekers or no faith community, other religious traditions or secular ideologies, and local culture." The SVD MISSION AWARDS was created to highlight and perpetuate shining examples of exceptional commitment, dedication and contributed extraordinary living witness to the Divine Word of God.

The Awardees will be honored in St. Jude Catholic School with a banquet on Wednesday Nov 13, 2009 and be presented with a framed certificate of recognition, an SVD Missions Awards Plaque, and a P50,00.00 cash reward.
SVD Mission Awards are given in six categories:

1. The Divine Word Award is presented to an individual who has made an exemplary mission contribution.
2. The Communio Award is presented to a group, institution or community which made an outstanding mission contribution.
3. The Abra Mission Award is presented to an individual, group or institution that made a significant contribution for the Province of Abra where the SVD began its mission 100 years ago.
4. The Father Peter Yang Award is presented to an individual, group or institution that has significantly contributed to the mission for the Chinese community in the Philippines.
5. The Vivat Cor Iesu Award is presented to an SVD-initiated, led or administered group, community or institution that has made a significant contribution for mission.
6. The Saint Arnold Janssen Award is presented to an SVD missionary priest or brother who has made a significant contribution for mission.

For a copy of the Nomination Form and more information on the Nomination Process, please visit www.svd-awards.org

Submission Deadline of SVD MISSION AWARDS Nomination is on August 30, 2009.

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