The Bishop Chanche Award for Youth will be given out by Bishop Kopacz in conjunction with the awarding of the Bishop Chanche Medal on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Cathedral of Saint Peter the Apostle. Named for Mississippi’s first Catholic bishop, nominees should be faithful Catholics who have shown exemplary service at the parish and or diocesan level in the areas of evangelization, faith formation and service to the community.

A pastor, parish DRE or youth minister may nominate ONE youth per year from the parish or mission to receive the award.  All submissions must be approved by the pastor or LEM of the parish before submission.

Nomination guidelines:

  • No handwritten forms.
  • Please do not discuss the nomination with your nominee.
  • A committee appointed by the Bishop will select award recipients from the nominees.
  • Nominees should not be informed of their nomination.
  • Nominees will only be informed of their nomination if they should be chosen as a recipient.
  • Nominations should be sent no later than November 15, 2019 to be eligible for selection.

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