Dear Friends in Christ,
November has been a wonderful month to reflect and give thanks to God for all that He has done in our lives! It was a time to come together with family and friends and to rejoice as the Advent season approaches. The Catholic Foundation is grateful for generous donors like you who help to transform lives in the Diocese of Orlando. In November, we partnered with you to help the beautiful children at Morning Star Catholic School, as well as others in need throughout our community. We hope that you and your family shared a loving Thanksgiving centered on our Catholic faith. And we rejoice the arrival of Advent. God bless you!
Everything indeed is for you, so that the grace bestowed in abundance on more and more people may cause the thanksgiving to overflow for the glory of God.- 2 Corinthians 4:15
Pope Francis honors lay members of The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida Board of Directors
Kevin F. Bowler: Mary, Mother of God Medal
This is one of the highest honors the Holy Father can confer on any member of the Church. It is a wonderful recognition, directly from the pope, of sustained and outstanding service to the Catholic faith. James is founder of J.A. Croson L.L.C., a plumbing and HVAC contractor, who contributes his time locally and abroad. His generosity and service has reached not only the local church but also Franciscan missions in Paraguay where he provided funding to build a sports center for impoverished children.
The award was founded by Pope Gregory XVI in 1831. It is bestowed upon Catholic lay men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the Church and community. Allan is the Chairman and CEO of The Keewin Real Property Co., a real estate development, investment, and brokerage company based in Winter Park. He attends St. Margaret Mary, Winter Park. Allan is a founding member and past chair of The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida. He chairs the Diocesan Real Estate Committee; serves as a member of the Diocesan Debt Reduction Committee; and helped to rebuild a church destroyed by a hurricane in Haiti.
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