April 22, 2016
By Lauren Clem, Staff Reporter, 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 — Kathryn Yorke, a junior at the University of Rhode Island and parishioner of St. John Vianney Parish, Cumberland, said she was surprised and honored to learn that she would be the recipient of a Lumen Gentium Award as a Distinguished Catholic Youth. The 21-year-old was nominated for her involvement at the URI Catholic Center and her dedication to serve as a witness of faith through the Center’s Newman Club.