We congratulate OLM Parishioner, Thomas Desmarais, who received the prestigious St. Timothy Award from Bishop Tobin today at the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul!

Thomas Desmariais AwardThomas is pictured above with Fr. Healey, Fr. Connors, Prout Chaplain Fr. Upton and Bishop Tobin.  Thomas is a Senior Altar Server and Religious Education Teacher at Our Lady of Mercy.  He is a senior at the Prout School.  The St. Timothy Award is a national award given annually by the Diocese of Providence to outstanding juniors and seniors in high school who live as disciples of Christ, setting a positive example for others, witness to their Catholic Faith by exhibiting Catholic morals and integrity, demonstrate Gospel values and exhibit Christian Leadership in parish and school.  The award from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry is the highest honor a diocese can bestow upon a Catholic youth.