News Notes – May 8, 2014

Bridging founder to be honored

Bridging founder Fran Heitzman is the recipient of the 2014 Franciscan International Award. The award, which is given to honor a person or organization who, like St. Francis of Assisi, has made a difference in the world, will be presented at the annual Franciscan International Award dinner at the Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake May 8.

Heitzman founded the organization — which provides quality gently-used furniture to families and individuals who are transitioning from poverty or homelessness to stable homes — in 1987. He is a member of Pax Christi in Eden Prairie and still serves as an honorary member of Bridging’s board of directors.

Visitation student wins science honor

Madeleine Logeais of Roseville, a junior at Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights, has received the Dean’s List Award at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®) Robotics World Championship. She was named one of 10 students to win the 2014 award at last week’s competition in St. Louis, Mo. Madeleine is a co-captain of The Robettes, Visitation’s all-girl robotics team.

Award recipients are chosen based on their leadership skills, commitment to FIRST ideals, contributions to their team, and their effectiveness in increasing awareness of FIRST within their schools and communities.

Matt Birk to receive Christ Brings Hope award

Super Bowl champion and pro-life advocate Matt Birk is the 2014 recipient of Relevant Radio’s Christ Brings Hope award. The annual award is presented by Relevant radio to an American Catholic who has worked with extraordinary dedication to bring the good news and hope of Christ to all.

The award will be presented at the third annual Christ Brings Hope banquet at the Doubletree by Hilton, Minneapolis May 15.

Cristo Rey volunteer receives recognition

Rosemary Heille, a member of St. Lawrence Church and Newman Center in Minneapolis, has been recognized for her volunteer work by Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis. She received the school’s Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam Award (Jesuit motto: “For the greater glory of God”) at the school’s 2014 Spring Volunteer Luncheon.

A retired school librarian, Heille has been one of the school’s volunteer librarians for the past three years.

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