2021 Honoree

Bishop Emeritus Gerald R. Barnes

Most Reverend Gerald Richard Barnes was born on June 22, 1945 in Phoenix, Arizona. His parents, George and Aurora, both deceased, moved to Los Angeles when he was one year old. He and his five brothers and one sister grew up in the East Los Angeles area of Boyle Heights where his family owned a grocery store. Each of the children helped in the operation of the store.

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Past Honorees

2002
  June Clayton
  Wilfred Lemann
  + Martin Matich
  + Mac McDonald
  Anton R. Meier
  Virginia Zamboni
  Dolores Zuniga

2003
  Tony and Rosamaria Magnon
  Thomas and Rita Martin
  + Most Rev. Dennis P. O’Neil *
  Dr. Thomas Rivera
  Judith Valles
  John Van Daele

2004
  Claudia Castorena
  Gloria Gomez
  + Robert Holstein *
  Sr. Sarah Shrewsbury, O.S.C.
  + Jane Wyman

2005
  + Sr. Dionisia Gomez, F.S.J.
  Shari Lowder
  Jack and Joan McGraw
  + Sr. Josephine Ornelas, F.S.J.
  Dr. Manuela Sosa
  + John * and Lorene Sponsler

2006
  Willie Bugaoan
  Sr. Carmel Crimmins, R.S.M.
  + Joseph and + Ann DeLuca
  Beverly Earl
  Celia Zelaya-Saravia

2007
  + June and Edward Kaleff, Sr.
  Faye Pointer
  + Katherine Siva Saubel
  + Artemisa Sesma
  Br. Carl Sternberg, C.S.C.

2008
  Frank and ValLimar Jansen
  + Daniel and Joan Hauserman
  Gerardo Lopez
  Sr. Elizabeth O’Keeffe, R.S.H.M.
  + Dr. Albert Karnig
  Carlos Giralt, Mexican Consul **
  Marco Raposo **

2009
  Sr. Georgeanne Donovan, S.M.S.M.
  El Sembrador Ministries
  Mary Farrell
  My Hanh Luu
  Sr. Gabriella Williams, O.P.

2010

  Kathleen Estrella
  + Tony and Mary Ganje
  Clayton and Roberta Klein
  Sr. Alice Molina **
  San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians
  Adrienne Schubert
  MaryRose Wallace **

2011

  Stephen G. Larson
  Kathleen Cisneros Olguin
  + James J. Shea, Jr.

2012
  Dr. Donald F. Averill
  Marcelino “Chico” Garza
  Very Rev. Msgr. Gerard M. Lopez, S.T.L., V.G.
  + Rev. Robert Miller **
  Stephen and Linda Osborn **
  Dr. Jo Dean Salley

2013
  Rabbi Hillel Cohn
  Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
  Most Rev. Phillip F. Straling
  Jeanette Arnquist **
  Rev. Msgr. Thomas M. Wallace **

2014
  Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart
  Brothers of Saint John of God
  Dr. Carlos Fayard
  Naida Castro

2015
  Most Rev. Rutilio J. del Riego
  Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters
  Congregation of the Religious Sisters of Mercy
  Sr. Marilú Covani, S.P. **
  Carolina Zaragoza Flores, Mexican Consul **

2016
  Catholic Charities
  Lestonnac Free Clinic
  Mary’s Mercy Center/Mary’s Table
  Mary’s Mercy Center/Veronica’s Home of Mercy
  Instituto de Oblatas de Santa Marta
  Martha’s Village & Kitchen
  Ted Furlow **

2017
  Ana Gmeiner **
  Chef Henry Gonzales **
  Deacon Hikyung Han **
  Hermanas Evangelizadores Eucarísticas de los Pobres **
  Rev. Jose Antonio Sanz, D.L.P. **

2018
  Peter Bradley
  Deacon F. Michael Jelley
  Belinda Marquez
  Sr. Carol Nolan, S.P.
  Sr. Loretta Picucci, S.P.
  Patricia Vesely
  Office of Child and Youth Protection

2019
  Martin and Mary Swanson
  Sister Maria Jennifer Nguyen, L.H.C.
  Valley Missionary Program
  Rich and Susie Herbst

2020
  Fr. David Andel
  David Okonkwo
  Deacon John Degano and Cheryl Degano
  Father Earl Henley, M.S.C.
  Deacon Luis Sanchez and Rosa Sanchez

Key:
  + Requiem in Pacem
  * Award Posthumously
  ** Awarded at Special Ceremony