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Sister Kieran Williams Chosen as Master Catechist of the Year

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The Master Catechist of the Year Award Committee has announced that Sister Kieran Williams, I.H.M., Pastoral Administrator of Holy Trinity Parish in Williamston, is the 2012 Mary Dowling Master Catechist of the Year. This Diocesan Award is presented annually by the Department of Catholic Formation and Evangelization to a Master Catechist who emulates the love of Jesus Christ and richly shares the Catholic Faith with both children and adults.

Those that nominated Sister Kieran spoke highly of her many years of dedication and generous service to the Diocese, to the Parish of Holy Trinity and the people of Martin County. 

“My experience of Sister Kieran is that she is a woman of tremendous faith and wants to share that faith with others,” said Sister Barbara Marie Cady, SU, pastoral associate at Infant of Prague Church in Jacksonville. “Her ministry at Holy Trinity includes many levels of catechesis. She is a teacher, guide, mentor and her dedication to sacramental preparation for those in her care is outstanding.”

Father Michael Kerin, GHM, pastor of the Catholic Community of Bertie County agreed. “Sister Kieran’s knowledge of Scripture, theology and pastoral minister is strong and deep. She teaches extremely well by her example of life and prayer.”

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge will present the Mary Dowling Master Catechist Award to Sr. Kieran on Catechetical Sunday, September 16.

Mrs. Mary DiSano, coordinator of Catechesis for the Diocese of Raleigh said, “The Mass will be a great day of celebration in the life of our faith community and for all those involved in the ministry of catechesis.”