Holy Name Society Honors Two Military Veterans
May 2, 2024
ROCKFORD—The   Holy Name Society of St. Anthony of Padua Parish honored two U.S armed forces veterans for their long-time membership at a Mass April 14. Receiving Lifetime Service Awards were (from left) Joseph Montalbano, a veteran of World War II and Purple Heart recipient, and Carlo Rossi, a Korean-War-
era veteran. 
Montalbano served in the U.S. Army with the 65th Division during World War II. His involvement with the Holy Name Society spans more than 80 years and includes singing at Masses with the Holy Name Choir.
Rossi served with the 301st Air Police Squadron in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. His dedication as a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua spans decades as a lector and a Eucharistic minister, both at Masses and to the homebound. He also has served on the parish council and volunteered for civic, social and educational entities in the Rockford Diocese.
The chapter at St. Anthony of Padua, established in 1944, guides its members toward greater devotion to God and the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The society gathers for monthly Mass and meetings on second Sundays at 8 a.m. All Catholic men 18 years and older are welcome. 
—Provided by Michael Doyle. 
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