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Dartmouth’s Bishop Stang students are winners of Pope Pius X Award

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Three Bishop Stang students were recently recognized with the Pope Pius X Award. This special award was established by Cardinal Sean O’Malley and named after Pope St. Pius X, founder of the Fall River Diocese, who was devoted to the youth of the church. Pastors from local parishes nominate extraordinary teenagers who selflessly serve their peers, parish and youth programs with commitment and dedication.

Senior, Emily DeDreitas, a Junior from Westport, was nominated by Fr. Paul Bernier of St. George Parish for her devotion, service, and selfless giving. Senior, Brenden Alexander, of Acushnet, was nominated by Fr. Riley Williams of St. Francis Xavier Parish for being “a faith-filled young man whose commitment serves as a role-model to young and old alike”. And newly graduated college Freshman, Joey Paulo from St. John Neumann Parish was nominated by Fr. Gregory Mathias for his humble service and “great witness to our faith”.

These winning recipients were presented with a cherished medal bearing the image of Pope St. Pius X along with his motto, “Restore all things in Christ”. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, of the Fall River Diocese said of the recipients “ Your examples bear witness to all who know you. May God give you the courage and fortitude to continue to share your love of Christ, your devotion to your faith, and your steadfast commitment to sharing the Good News to all you encounter”.

Mrs. Amanda Tarantelli, Bishop Stang’s Director of Campus Ministry, said “We are so blessed to have so many outstanding students at our School and Brendan, Emily and Joey are no exception! They are not only a blessing to their parish communities but to our Stang family as well!”

Bishop Stang High School is humbled to be a part of the lives of these extraordinary young people and thanks them for their faith and service.


Bishop Stang photo.


Bishop Stang photo.


Bishop Stang photo.

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