Beverly Franz received the Immaculata Medallion at a vesper service Dec. 8 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse.
The Immaculata Medallion is an award recognizing and honoring lay people who generously and unselfishly volunteer time and service to their parish. It was instituted in December 2011 as a component of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the diocese.
Beverly was chosen because she has volunteered in the parish for more than 13 years. She began to volunteer in the parish office at Blessed Sacrament, and when the two parishes combined she began to help here, working in the office every Thursday and Friday and has done so to the present time.
In addition to answering the phones and doorbell, she processes Prayer Remembrances and opens mail. She records and makes reports to the Hope Appeal Office and has worked on the Festival Finance Committee. She also is a monthly money counter and helps with many other parish functions. In short, she has been a loyal, longtime valuable volunteer that helps when and where she is needed. She is beloved by the staff and parishioners alike.
Here are some images from the event courtesy of Terri Panuccio: