Scouts Honored at Scout Sunday Mass
February 10, 2022
ROCKFORD—Together again! After a hiatus due to COVID-19, Bishop David Malloy joined with Catholic scouts and their leaders from throughout the diocese to reverently celebrate their achievements in person on Scout Sunday, Feb. 6. During the 2 p.m awards ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Bishop Malloy conferred Catholic religious awards earned by the scouts. 
The medals are particularly significant because they are not required of a scout. Each scout chooses to do the work necessary to earn them. All are designed to help boys and girls grow stronger in their faith through their particular scouting program.
“Catholic Scouting is a means to help you get to heaven,” Bishop Malloy told the scouts.
The religious awards conferred included The Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei,  Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, Pillars of Faith, God is Love, I Live My Faith and the Marian Medal. 
Light of Christ
Algonquin: St. Margaret Mary: Maxwell May, Gavin Schmuck 
DeKalb: St. Mary: Carolyn Taylor
Lena: St. Joseph: Theodore Drake
Holy Family: John Campbell, Chance Kellenberger, Tommy Lewis, Matthew Wolverton, Elijah Woodard
St. Rita  --  Joseph Wykes
St. Charles: St. Patrick  --  Samuel Bautista, Nicholas Cross
Parvuli Dei
Cary: SS. Peter and Paul: Ryan Milobowski, Tyler Stark
Crystal Lake: St. Thomas the Apostle  --  Daniel Polston
DeKalb:  St. Mary --  Sam Foley, Jack Rocush, John Westhoff
Huntley:  St. Mary --  Natalie Gudeth, Sammy Slater
Lena:  St. Joseph -- Lawrence Drake
Rockford: Holy Family --  Bradley Wolverton
St. Charles:  St. Patrick  --  Joseph Bachta, Cole Brochtrup, Giovanni Losurdo
Ad Altare Dei
Batavia: Holy Cross --  Dylan Baker, James Johnsos, Broderick Pasere
Geneva: St. Peter --  Jack Goulding, Michael McChrystal, Nicholas Medina, Conner Wietrzykowski
Harvard: St. Joseph -- Alexander Olson
Marengo: Sacred Heart -- Lawson Schmidt, Logan Smyk
St. Charles: St. Patrick -- Brody Smith
Pope Pius XII
Geneva: St. Peter -- Nick Rudigier, Benjamin Wagner, Andrew Wendt
Harvard: St. Joseph -- Christian Olson
Huntley: St. Mary -- Caden Birkley
Rockford: St. Bernadette -- Daniel Blakely
St. Charles: St. Patrick: Derek Greco, Vincent Hlavacek, Calvin Lackner, Wilhelm Lackner
Pillars of Faith
Geneva: St. Peter -- Nick Rudigier, Benjamin Wagner, Andrew Wendt
St. Joseph -- Christian Olson
St. Charles -- St. Patrick: Vincent Hlavacek, Calvin Lackner, Wilhelm Lackner
God is Love
Batavia: Holy Cross: Sophia Andrade
I Live My Faith
Batavia: Holy Cross: Bellamia Andrade, Meghan Buckley, Lillian Stetter
Virgil:  SS. Peter and Paul: Lanie Klug, Sophia Kralka
Marian Medal
Virgil: SS. Peter and Paul: Reese Klug, Clare Kralka, Felicity Kralka


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