Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sen. John Marty Recipient of CPCSM's 2009 Bishop Gumbleton Peace and Justice Award


At its 29th Annual Community Meeting last night at St. Martin’s Table Bookstore and Restaurant, the Twin Cities-based Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities (CPCSM) presented its 2009 Bishop Gumbleton Peace and Justice Award to Minnesota Senator John Marty.

The inscription on Sen. Marty’s award reads as follows:

Through your inspiring commitment to justice and your tireless advocacy on behalf of all citizens of Minnesota – including LGBT citizens – you have enriched lives, strengthened communities, and modeled selfless service and authentic leadership. We especially honor your faithful and courageous efforts to ensure civil marriage equality for LGBT Minnesotans.

Accordingly, with deepest respect, friendship, and gratitude, the Board of Directors of the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities present you with its Bishop Gumbleton Peace and Justice Award at its Annual Community Meeting, June 22, 2009.

As CPCSM executive coordinator I was honored to present Sen. Marty with his award. Hopefully within the next twenty-four hours I will post excerpts form the talk that Sen. Marty delivered, along with additional images from last night’s gathering in Minneapolis.

CPCSM’s Fr. Henry F. LeMay Pastoral Ministry Award went this year to longtime CPCSM supporter and former Board member Beverly Barrett, who unfortunately was not able to be present at last night’s meeting.

Above: Sen. John Marty converses with attendees
at CPCSM’s Annual Community Meeting, including,
at left, CPCSM president Mary Beckfeld.

See also the previous Wild Reed post:
Sen. John Marty to Speak at CPCSM Event

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats Senator Marty! You deserve it!