Relevant Radio® 970 AM in Austin, TX, honored the Texas State Council of the Knights of Columbus with the Austin Christ Brings Hope Award. The award was given at a dinner and reception on March 22 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, and was accepted by Douglas Oldmixon, Texas State Deputy, and Jo-Dee Benson, First Lady of Texas.
The Texas State Council Knights of Columbus is the largest jurisdiction in North America and is highly dedicated to charitable work and spiritual formation. They were honored by Relevant Radio for their unwavering commitment to serving the community and the Church.
Over 300 Relevant Radio listeners and supporters attended the event, as well as these honored guests: the Most Rev. Joe S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin, the Most Rev. Brendan J. Cahill, Bishop of Victoria, and the Most Rev. Daniel E. Garcia, Auxiliary Bishop of Austin.
Drew Mariani, host of The Drew Mariani ShowTM, served as emcee and Rev. Francis J. Hoffman “Father Rocky”, Executive Director of Relevant Radio, gave the keynote address.
Dr. James and Marci Truchard were also honored at the dinner with the Caritas Dei Award.
About the Christ Brings Hope Award
The Christ Brings Hope Award symbolizes Jesus, Mary, and the Church. Jesus is represented by the Holy Eucharist in the center. Jesus Christ brings Hope to the world by His presence, and in a special and powerful way through His real presence in the Holy Eucharist. Mary is represented by the pure blue crystal casing that holds the Holy Eucharist and reminds us of the title applied to Our Lady in the Litany of Loretto, “Ark of the Covenant.” The Church is represented by the compass, because the one true Church established by Jesus Christ leads us to heaven.
Christ Brings Hope Award Criteria
The Christ Brings Hope Award is an award presented by Relevant Radio to American Catholics who have worked with extraordinary dedication to bring the good news and hope of Christ to all souls. The recipients exemplify the virtues of charity, generosity, hope, apostolic zeal, and love for the Truth.