What is the Catholic Man or Catholic Woman of the Year Award?
Many groups give awards to various organizations and individuals throughout the year, but none appear to be specifically offered to men for their services. Therefore, St. Joseph Radio initiated a "Catholic Man of the Year" award whereby men from the Archdiocese who have selflessly donated their time and talent to our Church and community will be recognized, with one man being named as Catholic Man of the Year. Recognizing that there are just as many heroic women in our Archdiocese, the "Catholic Woman of the Year" award was eventually established as well.
In 2005, St. Joseph Radio hosted the first Catholic Man of the Year award dinner in Orange, California. Since then, they have held a dinner every year, and in 2016, they started Catholic Man of the Year in St. Louis. The first Catholic Woman of the Year dinner was hosted in St. Louis in 2021.
A Catholic Man or Woman of the Year is an individual of integrity who lives out his/her faith by sharing time and talent for the good of others. Nominations for this distinguished award will be provided by individuals, parishes, and other Catholic organizations, providing the opportunity to recognize men and women who exemplify the quiet, dedicated spirit of St. Joseph.
Even though only one person will be named "Catholic Man of the Year” or "Catholic Woman of the Year," all nominees will be recognized at the dinner and further honored by having fellow parishioners and other friends in attendance. Each nominee will receive a complimentary dinner.
We are grateful for this opportunity to help recognize holy men and women for their time and dedication. Based on our experience, this recognition further encourages these men and women in their service to the Church and community, and inspires others to follow in their footsteps.