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Eagle of the Cross 2024 Nomination Forms

Eagle head topped with cross and surrounded by flame. Logo for Eagle of the Cross, Diocese of Youngstown

JANUARY 4, 2024:

The 26th Annual Eagle of the Cross Award nomination forms are now OPEN!

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Accompaniment annually awards the Eagle of the Cross award to outstanding juniors and seniors in high school in the six counties of the Diocese. Nominees include teenagers who have demonstrated Catholic virtue, moral integrity, and exemplary leadership in the improvement of their high school and/or parish communities.

Attached to this post you will find the Eagle of the Cross Awards 2024 Nomination Form & Information Packet in both Microsoft Word and PDF format***Please Note: Due to several updates to the EOC Information Packet, it is strongly encouraged that all nominators review this information in depth before filling out the Nomination Form.***

Nominations are now being accepted at the Diocesan offices until Friday, February 23rd!  It is recommended that nominators give the completed nomination to their nominee’s pastor by Friday, February 16th, so that parishes have time to mail or deliver the nomination. 

The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, will celebrate Mass on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 6:00pm at Saint Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. A ceremony and banquet reception will follow in Saint Columba Hall.

Additionally, a hardcopy of the updated Nomination Form, as well as a letter highlighting this year’s changes, will be mailed to all pastors/administrators by Friday, January 5th.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Maddie DiSalvatore at or (330) 744-8451 x 310.

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