The Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry (OCSJM) of the Archdiocese of Hartford presented awards on Oct. 23 to three organizations and one individual who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to social justice at its 44th annual Social Justice Dinner.
It was held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.
From left are Lynn Campbell, executive director of the OCSJM; Migdalia Almedina, a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Hartford, and Lou Valenti, director of HomeFront Inc., who received the Most Rev. Joseph F. Donnelly Memorial Awards; Archbishop Henry J. Mansell, who presented the OCSJM awards; Father Robert A. Morgewicz, administrator of St. Ann Parish in Hamden, who received the Dr. Charlie Schlegel Award for Cooperative Parish Sharing in the name of the St. Ann Soup Kitchen and Emergency Food Pantry; Hilary Carpenter, board president of the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, recipient of a special award; and Patricia Verde, OCSJM board chair. (Photo by Mary Chalupsky)