NRVC Harvest Award to go to Mary Lou Paluch Rafferty

NRVC Harvest Award to go to Mary Lou Paluch Rafferty

Mary Lou Paluch RaffertyThe NRVC board has selected Mary Lou Paluch Rafferty, third-generation owner of the J.S. Paluch Company, Inc., to receive its highest recognition, the NRVC Harvest Award, at the convocation banquet on November 1 in Spokane, Washington.

Mary Lou's enthusiasm for and commitment to religious life vocations has been profound. Her family-owned business began in 1913 to provide printing services for parishes throughout the United States, today providing an array of services, from bulletins to calendars. Inspired by her mother's vision, Mary Lou has remained committed to supporting vocations to diocesan priesthood and religious life through the National Vocations Awareness Division (NVAD) of the J.S. Paluch Company.

The NVAD has supported NRVC in numerous ways over the years, from sponsoring an annual J.S. Paluch Vocation Seminar to contributing in kind materials and providing financial support. The NRVC board is delighted at the opportunity to honor Mary Lou at it forthcoming convocation.

Submit your nominations now for NRVC outstanding recognition awards

At the convocation, NRVC will not only give its Harvest Award but also recognize members who have contributed to the ministry. NRVC members are invited to nominate people for the NRVC outstanding recognition awards. Find forms and details here.  Find convocation information and registration here

Published on: 2020-06-01

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