We were informed our own Deacon Rod Mortel was recently honored with a local prestigious award! Penn State Hershey emeritus faculty member, Dr. Rodrigue Mortel, received a 2015 Honorary Alumni Award.The Honorary Alumni Award was created to recognize outstanding individuals who, though not graduates of Penn State, greatly enhance the welfare, reputation, and prestige of the University through their service.
As a parish community, we are blessed to have Deacon Mortel among us. It is not uncommon to see him buzzing around the parish office on a mission or giving a wonderful homily at a Sunday Mass. One of the most profound things he has given to our parish - among many - is the coordination of our Corpus Christi Procession each year. Deacon made news last year after he made a very generous donation to the school - creating an endowment fund to aide with tuition assistance.
Thank you Deacon Mortel for your service to St. Joan of Arc Church and our community!
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