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Diocese Seeks Nominations for Vita Et Caritas Award

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May 1, 2018 

Diocese of Manchester Seeks Nominations for Vita et Caritas Award

(MANCHESTER, NH) The Diocese of Manchester is currently seeking nominations for the Vita et Caritas Award (For Life and Love Award), given to a volunteer of a non-profit organization who makes significant contributions that help transform the lives of women, children and families. The non-profit organization will also receive a $2,500 grant. The recipient will be honored on September 6 at the annual Bishop’s Summer Reception, celebrating the success of the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund campaign.

This annual award is given in honor of the memory of Ruthie Ford, whose life reflected Catholic ideals and tireless dedication to service in the cause of helping women, children and families. After Ruthie’s death in 2012, her family worked with the Bishop of Manchester to establish the Vita et Caritas Award. Ruthie was one of the first supporters as well as a director of what today is the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund.

An application form and information is available on the Diocesan website at www.catholicnh.org/vca. Nominations may be submitted electronically or through the mail. The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund will evaluate all applications and recommend the award winner to the Bishop for final approval. Applications are due by June 1.

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The Diocese of Manchester is the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire, serving the needs of 255,000 Catholics. For more information, please visit www.catholicnh.org/overview.