LACONIA — Holy Trinity Catholic School's own Mrs. Maggie Gibbs is the latest recipient of the Diocesan Youth Ministry Award.
The Companions on the Journey Award, the highest recognition from the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry, is presented to adults who exemplify the best attributes of ministry and Catholic teaching to youth. The Companions on the Journey Award is conferred on adults who demonstrate: Excellence in youth ministry, Commitment to ongoing education and formation, Longevity in ministry, Commitment to young people, Outstanding leadership at the local and/or diocesan level. Gibbs received the award during he World Youth Day ceremony held in St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Oct. 20.
"Maggie Gibbs has faithfully served and touched the lives of students of Holy Trinity School for 28 years as school secretary, and for many years," said Holy Trinity Principal Jack Fortier. "Maggie guided the faith lives of the young people of Our Lady of the Lakes and St. Andre Bessette Parish as Director of Religious Education. In all things, Mrs. Gibbs has been a wonderful witness to the love of Christ — her leadership and presence to the youth of our community was celebrated with the gift of this prestigious award presented on World Youth Day."
Bishop Peter Libasci presents Maggie Gibbs of Laconia, long-time administrative secretary at Holy Trinity Catholic School, with the Diocesan Youth Ministry Award. (Courtesy photo)