Congratulations to five individuals who received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice papal honor on Sunday at St. Ambrose Cathedral. Those who were presented the honor are: Lois and Jim Behrens (right), Michael Hoffman and Mary (below) and R.W. Nelson.
During the liturgy, Bishop Pates said these five individuals are great role models and help raise the standard of sacrifice and generosity. They have each contributed in many ways to the diocese, in particular to Holy Family School in Des Moines, which serves children of many different cultures.
R.W. Nelson at right