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BY JAMIE CARTER THE U.P. CATHOLIC For more than 10 years the Lega- cy of Faith endowment foundation of the Diocese of Marquette has been recognizing parishioners from throughout the Upper Peninsula with the Catholic Service Award (CSA). This year's recipients are Deacon John Cadeau of Most Holy Name of Jesus/St. Kateri Tekak- witha Parish in Assinins and Jan- et Pattan of St. Joseph Parish in Perkins. Both recipients have shown exemplary service to their respective parishes and communities. JANET PATTAN Pattan serves her parish of St. Joseph in a number of capacities. But, she is most known for sharing her musical talents as the parish's organist. Each Sunday morning, regardless of the weather, she drives to St. Rita Parish in Trenary to play at the 8:30 a.m. Mass and then trav- els to Perkins for the 11 a.m. Mass. She also assists in leading music for funerals and other special occasions, like the annual parish picnic. When traveling to Masses each Sunday, she often brings along other people with her that may not otherwise be able to get to Mass. According to her pastor, Father Jacek Wtyklo, Pattan visits the sick, takes care of their needs, brings them the Eucharist, helps them with their chores and much more. "I think the most obvious example of her actions is her response to liv- ing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Being herself affected by ailments, she goes over and beyond what the typical, ordinary person does. She has an eye of seeing the need, ear of hearing when or where a simple or complicated need lies," said Father Wtyklo. Pattan has a strong devotion to Divine Mercy, praying the Chaplet daily. She helped to bring the devo- tion of Divine Mercy to her parish. In addition, she was instrumental in purchasing an image of Divine Mercy for the parish. Carol Beauchamp, a fellow St. Joseph parishioner said, "She is always seeing the good in others, having mercy on the sinner and bringing Jesus into a conversation, Janet is evangelizing at its best. The list could go on and so could the ac- complishments, but knowing Janet is to see the face of Christ, for she is Christ to those around her and beyond." Pattan was presented with the CSA commemorative medallion on July 10 by her pastor, Father Wtyk- lo following the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Parish. DEACON JOHN CADEAU Deacon Cadeau has served as a deacon of the diocese for 10 years, and is no stranger to the Baraga County Catholic Community, as he grew up attending St. Ann Parish in 8 August 19, 2016 THE U.P. CATHOLIC CATHOLIC SERVICE AWARD www.upcatholic.org Including Massage Therapy Janet Pattan and Deacon John Cadeau recognized for service to the Church JAMIE CARTER THE U.P. CATHOLIC Father Jacek Wtyklo presents Janet Pattan with the Catholic Service Award medallion at St. Joseph Parish in Perkins. Pattan was one of two recipients of the CSA for 2016. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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