Eighteen Women of Inspiration in the Rockford Deanery were honored by more than 600 people who gathered at a banquet on Jan. 27 at Giovanni’s in Rockford.
Bishop David Malloy joined a table of diners at the annual event.
Shortly before the festivities began, Bishop David Malloy posed with the women.
Earning recognition were:
Consuelo Chavez-Gutierrez of St. Patrick Parish, Rockford;
Sharyn Kuhn of St. Mary, Pecatonica;
Judy Johnson of St. Mary, Durand;
Judy Williams of Holy Spirit, Roscoe;
Jean Peterson of St. Rita, Rockford;
Carmela Cascio of St. Bernadette, Rockford;
Jaquelina Montoya of SS. Peter and Paul, Rockford;
Malia Hennessy of Holy Family, Rockford;
Arlene Courtney of St. James, Belvidere;
Judy McGee of Cathedral of St. Peter;
Maria McKillip of St. Stanislaus Kostka, Rockford;
Carolyn Elston of St. Anthony of Padua, Rockford;
Marienne Skinner of St. Peter, South Beloit;
Linda Kohut of St. Mary Oratory, Rockford;
Paula Brady of St. James, Rockford;
Margarita Ortiz of St. Edward, Rockford;
Joetta Haas of St. Mary, Byron;
Kay Ethington of St. Bridget, Loves Park.