The Saint John Paul II Award, established in 1996,
recognizes the stewardship exhibited by a Catholic
layperson(s) of high moral character and exemplary
values, who has rendered unselfish volunteer service
to the institutions and programs of the Archdiocese
of New Orleans. The presentation is made in the fall
of each year at the Catholic Foundation's Annual Dinner.
The Saint John Paul II Award is given to a deserving
person or couple who has significant volunteer service
to Catholic institutions in the Archdiocese of New
Orleans and has high moral character. The recipient
must also have exemplary values and have not only
volunteer board service but hands on ministry.
The Honorable Jay C. Zainey is the 2014 Saint John Paul II Award recipient.
Past Award Recipients
John P. Laborde
Jack A. Andoine, M.D.
Leon J. Reymond, Jr
Deacon Everett Williams*
Betty V. Lauricella
Michael O. Read
Mary Ann Valentino
Mary Jane and John Becker
Anne M. Milling
Dr. Norman and Blanche Francis
Elmo J. Cerise*
Paul* and Jane Nalty
Alden J. "Doc" Laborde*
Honorable Lindy Boggs*
* denotes deceased