April 23, 2016
By Laura Kilgus, Assistant Editor, RI Catholic
Over the next several weeks, Rhode Island Catholic will feature profiles of the 15 winners in the 10 categories of the diocese’s 2016 Lumen Gentium Awards. The honorees will be awarded during a dinner at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln on Wednesday, May 18. Guests wishing to purchase tickets to the dinner — whose proceeds will benefit St. Martin de Porres Multi-Purpose Center and Fruit Hill Day Care for Seniors — are asked to register online at www.dioceseofprovidence.org/lumen-gentium-awards. For any questions about the event, please call 401-277-2121.
PROVIDENCE — Noah DaSilva, 17, is constantly challenging his peers not to settle for mediocre faith or a lackluster prayer life. Instead, the parishioner of St. Philip Parish and senior at LaSalle Academy, encourages them to take their faith seriously, to engage the faith whole-heartedly, to frequent the sacraments regularly and live a life rooted in the virtues, said Father Ryan Simas, who nominated the young man for a Lumen Gentium Award for being a Distinguished Catholic Youth.