Mary Molloy, a woman described as a loyal friend, dedicated CWL member and tireless volunteer in Edmonton’s Catholic community is being honoured by Newman Theological College.

Mary has been named as this year’s recipient of the 2013 Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award. The award, named for the first layperson to serve as president of the college, recognizes individuals whose outstanding Christian leadership reflects the values of the college and the qualities that Carr cherished and exhibited in his work as president.

An active member of St. Joseph’s Basilica Parish, Mary has served on the Liturgy Committee and helped organize many major liturgical events at the Basilica, including the annual Chrism Mass, the 75th Anniversary Masses for the province and the Archdiocese, and the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1984. She is currently working on the Basilica’s 50th Anniversary Committee.

Her leadership roles have included chairing the Sign of Hope Campaign in 2001 and co-chairing the Cornerstone of Faith Campaign in 2008-09. She has also served for six years on the Board of Governors for St Joseph's College at the University of Alberta.

Mary has great affection for the Catholic Women’s League and has shared her gifts there in many capacities over the years.  She has served recently as president of the St. Joseph’s Basilica CWL, resolutions chair for the Edmonton Diocesan Council of the CWL, and on the organizing committees for the Alberta Mackenzie Centennial Gala and the CWL National Convention.

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Mary Molloy will be honoured at the 10th Annual Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15 at the Edmonton Petroleum Club at 11:30 am.  For ticket information please contact Lorraine Kasha at 780.392.2450 or order online at www.newman.edu.