April 28, 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 — Ron and Veronica Procopio, recipients of this year’s Lumen Gentium Award in Catholic Education, have dedicated their entire lives to serving the students and families of Catholic schools. Whether through her position as principal of Woodlawn Catholic Regional School, Pawtucket, or his position as music teacher at St. Margaret School, Rumford, as well as music minister and RCIA catechist at St. Margaret Church, the Procopios see in their role as educators a responsibility to minister to those in need of faith.