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The White Mass is a special opportunity to ask God’s blessings for healthcare professionals and to affirm the profound service they give to the sick according to the model of Jesus Christ.

St. Martin de Porres Award

Call for Nominations

Information for submitting nominations for the Saint Martin de Porres Award is provided below. The presentation of the award will be made during a reception following the Annual “White Mass” for Healthcare Professionals. The next “White Mass” will be held at St.Joseph Cathedral, Manchester, NH, on Thursday, April 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm. The reception at which the award will be presented will immediately follow the Mass in the lower Cathedral.

Purpose of the Saint Martin de Porres Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has exemplified the virtues of Catholic healthcare in her or his career as a healthcare professional.


Any Catholic healthcare professional in the Diocese of Manchester

Nomination Criteria

  1. Nominee is a health care professional
  2. Nominee is a Catholic in good standing
  3. Nominee is a champion of Catholic health care in her or his work
  4. Nominee shows compassion for and selfless dedication to the sick
  5. Nominee demonstrates care for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit
  6. Nominee reflects the love of God in caring for the sick

Nomination Letters

Please describe in detail the reasons why the individual being nominated meets the Saint Martin de Porres Award criteria. Please include the nominee’s contact information in the letter.

Please submit a letter of nomination to the Saint Martin de Porres Award Committee, care of Nancy Malo, President, at Nancy.Malo@CMC-NH.ORG, Catholic Medical Center, Women’s Wellness and Fertility Center of New England, 88 McGregor Street; Suite 201, Manchester, NH 03102

Nomination Deadline: February 14, 2018

The NH Guild of Catholic Healthcare Professionals presented the 2017 St. Martin de Porres Award to Mr. Steven E. Paradis, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N. 

Read more about Mr. Paradis.