Caritas Award Ceremony 1st June 2012
Saturday2nd June 2012 was the date of the inaugural Caritas Award Ceremony which took place in the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow.
A “magnificent celebration” was the phrase used by Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien to describe the event in front of an audience of 3,000 who had gatered to enjoy a fitting tribute to 450 young people whose faith-inspired actions had gained them the very first Caritas Awards ever presented.
Cardinal O’Brien read out a special greeting and apostolic blessing from Pope Benedict XVI (in whose honour the Caritas Award was instigated) to thank the award recipients for their acts of loving service and to encourage them to “persevere along the path of faith” throughout their lives.
Throughout the event, the ‘stories’ of some of the Caritas Award entrants were heard by the audience, and some of the ‘Gathering Point’ resources were played to inform the audience of the award’s purpose. These items interspersed the presentation of the awards to groups of young people by members of the Bishops’ Conference and byrepresentatives of educational, civic, business and academic life. Entertainment was provided by comedian Des Clarke and by the Inverclyde Junior Choir and the event was presented by husband and wife David and Maura Currie.
Caritas Award Ceremony DVD
A DVD of the 2012 Caritas Award Ceremony has been compiled to provide a commemorative souvenir of this inaugural event. The DVD shows the ceremony from start to end and includes footage of all the award recipients being congratulated as they are presented with the Caritas Award. Use the button below to purchase your copy now at the special price of only £5.50 per copy (incl. P&P).
Caritas Award Ceremony Photographs
The photographs below can be viewed in close detail here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjAi2tHW