By Julia Moro
Dolores St. Louis, the secretary of Christ the King High School’s board of trustees, was honored as 2018’s Catholic Woman of the Year by the Brooklyn Diocesan Council of the National Council of Catholic Women at St. Therese of Lisieux in Brooklyn.
Board of Trustees Chairman Serphin Maltese was grateful for St. Louis’ work.
“We congratulate Dolores St. Louis upon her being named as 2018 Catholic Woman of the Year,” he said at the June 2 event. “Dolores’ steadfast dedication and commitment to Christ the King High School and her parish, Our Lady of Hope, serves as an example of faith and compassion we all endeavor to achieve.”
Our Lady of Hope is a member of the Brooklyn Diocesan Council of NCCW, and each year it chooses a woman from the parish to be the Woman of the Year. The award is given to someone who has volunteered service to their community as well as their parish.
Each parish that is a member of the council does the same – St. Louis was among many who have received this honor every year.
As an original member of the Committee to Save Christ the King, a group formed after threats to close the school down, St. Louis has been a passionate member of the school and parish community for over 40 years. St. Louis has held many roles, serving as executive assistant to the board of trustees to her current position as a board member and secretary at Christ the King.
On top of her work at the school, St. Louis has been an active member of Our Lady of Hope. St. Louis has volunteered her time by working as a reading mother, Cub Scout leader and member of the Rosary Altar Society.
As a breast cancer survivor, St. Louis has been involved with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life for the last 10 years.
“I’m honored and I’m very humbled because I never think of myself as overextending, I just think of helping and wanting to be a part of things and it’s surprising them,” St. Louis said.
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