Bishop Noonan presented Richard Logue with the Diocese of Orlando Mary, Mother of God medal on September 30, 2016 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Winter Park.

“You are an inspiration to us,” said Bishop Noonan, referring to Richard’s 42 years of service at Catholic Charities leading efforts to welcome immigrants and refugees who have fled war, violence, oppression and extreme poverty and helping them to start a new life and find freedom, As a friend, he showed them that they are valued and have dignity as children of God.

The Mary, Mother of God diocesan medal is conferred upon local Catholics whose fiat to God enkindles a deeper faith in the heart of the people; forms leaders in Christ; and harmonizes ministries to the mission of the Church. The medal commemorates Mary, Mother of God, who was named patroness of our diocese by former Bishop Thomas Grady. The medal is two inches in diameter, features the face of Mary, a cross and the diocesan mission statement of “Teaching and Living the Light of Christ.”