Eagle of the Cross Award recipient Virginia Grier with Monsignor Robert Siffrin

Nominate Youth for Eagle of the Cross Awards

MORE INFORev. Ryan Furlong, Director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, 330-744-8451, rfurlong@youngstowndiocese.org

Please download and use this nomination form.

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown is pleased to accept nominations for the “Eagle of the Cross.” The Diocese of Youngstown presents this award annually to outstanding juniors and seniors in high school who show particular zeal in the improvement of their own parish ministry programs, high school ministry teams or youth work in general within the Diocese.

The award is presented to teens in the six counties of the Diocese of Youngstown who model Christian discipleship and exemplify the qualities of moral integrity, prayer, good works and Christian leadership in their school and parish communities. While a limited number of recipients are chosen for the Eagle of the Cross Award, they represent many admirable young people around the diocese.

Nominees must be Catholic and exemplify the qualities of moral integrity, prayer, good works and Christian leadership. This award was created by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, and is the highest honor our diocese presents youth. In the Diocese of Youngstown, a maximum of 3 awards per county for parish involvement and 2 awards per diocesan Catholic high school are awarded each year.

Nominations accepted beginning in December and must be received at the Diocesan Office by 3 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023 (please plan ahead and mail by February 9).

Mail or deliver nominations to:

Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Attn: Fr. Ryan Furlong

144 West Wood Street

Youngstown, OH 44503

(NO Faxed copies of the nomination will be accepted)

The Most Rev. David J. Bonnar, Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, will present the awards at a ceremony in May. The ceremony will include prayer with Bishop Bonnar presiding.

Lists of previous recipients of the Eagle of the Cross Awards are available on the archived Youth and Young Adult Ministry website.

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DOY Main Office
Diocese of Youngstown Offices, 144 W Wood St, Youngstown, OH 44503


Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
(330) 744-8451
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