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Catholic Community Services Honors Salt Lake Humanitarians

Welfare Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was honored 10 November 2011 along with other community leaders by Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS). The Deseret News reported on the event.

In addition to the Church, other honorees included The Sisters of the Holy Cross, The Sisters of St. Benedict and Katherine Mahoney, a volunteer at the Parish Refugee Resettlement Ministry at St. John the Baptist in Draper and Jon and Karen Huntsman.

Presiding bishop of the Church, H. David Burton, accepted the honor in behalf of LDS Welfare Services during CCS’s annual Humanitarian Awards dinner. Bishop Burton said it has been an honor to serve as partners with Catholic Community Services for many years.

In a prerecorded statement about the Church’s welfare department, the Most Rev. John C. Wester, bishop of the Salt Lake Catholic Diocese, said, “They're always there where the need is. They're motivated by the gospel of Christ.”

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