Senior Receives Vivere Christus Award
Jessica Cuntrera ’18 received the Vivere Christus Award given by the Paterson Diocese on September 10, 2017. Ms. Cuntrera is a member of Our Lady of Pompeii Parish in Paterson and has been involved with many activities and ministries there. She serves as the founder and director of the teen youth group, a 7th grade CCD teacher, a lector, Eucharistic minister, and cantor. She was the youngest individual to receive the award at the liturgy and celebration this year.
Vivere Christus est is a Latin phrase taken from St. Paul’s letter to Philippians 1:21 meaning to live in Christ. To live, to be human, to be a disciple of Christ, one must place his or her life in service of the gospel. The Vivere Christus est Medal is awarded annually to a diverse group of recipients for their contributions to the mission of Christ and His Church. Bishop of Paterson Arthur Joseph Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D. instituted the award to acknowledge on the diocesan level the value and importance of the laity, and to express gratitude and appreciation to those who unselfishly give of themselves for the building up of God’s kingdom.