RENEW International 2017 Gala Honorees
|Sue and Dave Janazzo|
Awarded to that individual who through his/her actions and support,
have advanced RENEW’s mission of evangelization, spiritual renewal,
and faith formation and played a significant role in bringing those efforts to
individuals, parishes, and dioceses throughout the world.
Sue and Dave Janazzo of New Providence, NJ, are seriously engaged members of Our lady of Peace Parish. The Eucharist holds special prominence for them. Both Sue and Dave are lectors and Eucharistic ministers to the homebound. Sue is an altar server, cooks for a local rectory, and has been known to now and again cook for the Dominican Nuns at the Cloister in Summit, NJ. Dave is the past grand knight of Knights of Columbus Council 783 and is involved with Our Lady of Peace Academy.
|Msgr. Ed Ciuba|
Msgr. Thomas A. Kleissler Award
Awarded to a person who exemplifies one or more of the remarkable qualities
of Father Tom: demonstrates a visionary and missionary spirit
of Church renewal, committed to justice as integral to faith,
dedicated to the formation of lay leadership and devoted to
spiritual renewal through the building of small Christian communities.
Msgr. Ed Ciuba is a senior priest of the Archdiocese of Newark and resident at Presentation Parish in Upper Saddle River, NJ. Father Ciuba’s area of professional study is Sacred Scripture which he shared for 22 years as professor and rector of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. For the past 25 years, Msgr. Ciuba has dedicated his life to understanding the connections between science and religion and helping others to understand the relationship. Father Ciuba is the author of Creation at the Crossroads, RENEW’s resource for small groups—a response to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Sí.
Spirit of RENEW Award
Awarded to that individual who through his/her actions,
in both private and public life, has exemplified the Catholic values
central to the mission of RENEW and through word and deed,
spread that message of the Gospel to all.
Tony Coelho had a long and successful political career as a member of the House of Representatives from California. The most significant piece of legislation Coelho sponsored was the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which he introduced on May 9, 1989. The bill was signed into law on July 26 of that same year. “When I left Congress I did not leave ministry,” Coehlo said. He continues to counsel young people with disabilities facing suicide, serve on many boards, and most recently created The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.