2017 Caritas Award Recipient
A man of dignity, compassion, faith and courage was honoured by the Catholic Foundation on April 20th 2017 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Conrad Wyrzykowski is a quiet, humble man of exceptional public service. His philanthropy and personal service are an example to us all. We, at the Catholic Foundation are honoured to recognize his good works for the people of Manitoba and encourage others to follow in his footsteps.
About the Dinner
Caritas – the love of God and neighbour which leads to true Christian charity, care and concern. The annual Caritas Award Dinner honours those who have made outstanding contributions towards others and the fabric of life in Manitoba.
The Foundation held the inaugural Caritas Award Dinner in 1979 to honour organizations or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of the citizens of the Province of Manitoba, to the Catholic community, or provided exceptional service in support of Catholic values, works and causes. Past recipients include bishops, religious orders, laypersons and other clergy, service organizations and outstanding community leaders.
For the first six years of the Dinner, the proceeds helped to build up the value of the general Capital Fund. Since then, the proceeds of the Caritas Dinner have been used to offset the modest operating costs of the Foundation in order to maximize funds available for grants.
In the course of honouring organizations and individuals who have been exemplars of caring leadership and service in all of Manitoba, the Caritas Dinner has become a time of celebration for Catholics from all dioceses. In so doing, the dinner has become the preeminent celebration of the broader Catholic community in Manitoba.
Ticket Price: $95
Tables are seated in groups of ten. All seating will be pre-assigned. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
|2016||Service of all consecrated men in Manitoba|
|2015||Service of all consecrated women in Manitoba|
|2014||Actionmarguerite, Holy Family Home, and St. Joseph’s Residence|
|2013||Honouring the memory of the blessed Nykyta Budka & 100 years of Ukrainian Catholic Church in Manitoba|
|2012||The Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions|
|2010||Most Reverend James Weisgerber Ph.L., S.T.L., D.D Archbishop of Winnipeg|
|2008||Marymound Inc. and the Sisters of the Good Shepherd|
|2007||Catholic Schools of Manitoba|
|2006||The Knights of Columbus of Manitoba|
|2005||Dr. Jaroslaw Barwinsky|
|2004||The Missionary Oblate Sisters of St. Boniface|
|2003||The Northern Bishops:
Archbishop Peter Sutton and Bishop Reynald Rouleau
|2000||Missionaries of Charity Sisters of Winnipeg|
|1999||The Misericordia Sisters|
|1998||Archbishop Leonard J. Wall|
Elizabeth Willcock, C.M.
|1996||Son Excellence Monseigneur Antoine Hacault|
|1995||Joseph C. Stangl|
|1994||Sisters of St. Benedict|
|1993||The Society of Mary (the Marianists)|
|1992||Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate (Ukrainian Order)|
|1991||The Catholic Women’s League of Canada,
Manitoba Provincial Council;
La Ligue féminine catholique du Manitoba;
The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada,
Arthur V. Mauro;
John J. Nowosad
|1989||The Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary|
|1988||The Manitoba Clergy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church
The Redemptorist Fathers;
The Order of St. Basil-the-Great;
The Secular Priests
|1987||The Society of Jesus (Jesuits)|
|1986||The Oblates of Mary Immaculate|
|1985||The Grey Nuns of Manitoba|
|1984||Honourable F.L. “Bud” Jobin Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba|
|1983||His Eminence George B. Cardinal Flahiff|
|1982||His Grace Archbishop Maxim Hermaniuk|
|1981||Edwin Cass, Joseph Donovan, William English|
|1980||Son Excellence Monseigneur Maurice Baudoux|
|1979||His Grace Archbishop Philip F. Pocock|