News Notes – November 21, 2013

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Catholic Community Foundation announces new board members, Legacy of Faith winner

The Catholic Community Foundation has named three new board members. Julie Gerend, Marjorie Mathison Hance and Marie Pillai will begin three-year terms effective Nov. 18. The board of directors provides strategic direction to the Catholic Community Foundation, which was established in 1992 with the mission to financially support the spiritual, educational and social needs of the Catholic community.

Gerend is senior vice president of institutional and insurance advisory accounts with St. Paul-based Advantus Capital Management; Mathison Hance is an alumna of St. Catherine University and recently retired as the school’s vice president of external relations where she oversaw development, marketing, communications and alumnae relations, and Pillai is vice president and chief investment officer at General Mills.

The Catholic Community Foundation also announced that it honored founding chief executive Jim Mullin with the Legacy of Faith Award during a ceremony Oct. 10 at The Minneapolis Club.

The award is presented annually in recognition of philanthropic leadership that supports the spiritual, educational and social needs of the Catholic community.

Mullin worked with the late Archbishop John Roach to develop the concept for the Catholic Community Foundation, then served for 13 years as its chief executive. During that time, he demonstrated his talents for strategic thinking and organizational development, as well as a gift for relationship building.

Archdiocesan Pilgrimage Choir will sing for pope

The Archdiocesan Pilgrimage Choir will travel to Rome in February to sing at a papal liturgy with Pope Francis. The trip was scheduled so the choir would be in Rome for the Feast of the Chair of Peter on Feb. 22. Pope Francis will celebrate Mass that day in Saint Peter’s Basilica and also will be presiding at the liturgy creating new Cardinals. The Holy Father has not yet named the new Cardinals, but the choir will be present for the liturgy when they receive their rings and red birettas, signs of their ecclesiastical office.

There are a limited number of spaces for singers and non-singers who wish to participate. The dates are Feb. 20 to 27, 2014 and information is available from or by calling (800) 225-7662.

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