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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Pope Francis Award, Mother Teresa Award & Faith Community Nurse of the Year

Media Contacts: Bernadette Macy @ 561-345-2006

Catholic Charities, Interfaith Health & Wellness



Pope Francis Award, Mother Teresa Award & Faith Community Nurse of the Year

(Palm Beach Gardens, FL) Jan. 27, 2020 – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach recently announced its call for nominations for the 2020 Pope Francis Leadership Award, Mother Teresa Award and Faith Community Nurse of the Year. 

The Interfaith Health and Wellness program of Catholic Charities will honor recipients for their compassionate work in helping improve the lives of those in need, at its Annual Awards Luncheon, on April 2nd.  Award winners are chosen based on their life-long dedication and service to enhance the quality of life of people in need in the community.

The Annual Award Luncheon including silent auction is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, at the National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Road in West Palm Beach.  Tickets are $125 and may be purchased by calling 561-345-2006.  

For more information and to nominate a volunteer or registered nurse, please call Catholic Charities (561) 345-2000 ext. 256 or email:   Nominations are due by February 14th, 12 noon.


About Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach creates hope for people in need, without regard to religion, by delivering social services, empowering individuals through education, creating pathways to independence and freedom from poverty and human-trafficking, and collaborating with others in building just and compassionate communities.  Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all of its stages and responds to the needs of the poor and most vulnerable by providing quality programs that serve children, families, the homeless, and elderly.

The Interfaith Health & Wellness nursing outreach of Catholic Charities connects those who have fallen through the cracks – including the homeless, uninsured, and elderly – to services and provides basic hygiene supplies, material support, and health literacy to improve their lives.  It also provides education and mentoring for new registered nurses to outreach with whole-person care through their affiliation with their churches, temples, and faith communities.