Sister Mary O’Rourke receives Cheverus Medal


On November 24, 2013, Sister Mary O’Rourke was honored to receive a Cheverus Medal from the Archdiocese of Boston in recognition of her service to the Catholic community in the Boston Archdiocese.

The medal recipients – lay people, religious, and deacons – are chosen for their service to the Church and God’s people, people who have served their parish well over an extended period of time and have done so in a quiet, unassuming and, perhaps, unrecognized fashion.  Most recipients are nominated by their pastor, forwarded by their area vicar and approved by their regional bishop and Cardinal O’Malley. For sixteen years Sister Mary ministered at Blessed Sacrament, Saugus, first as a Pastoral Associate and later teaching faith formation classes and offering prayer and reflection.