The Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans congratulates Deacon Everett J. Williams as the recipient of the 2010 Pope John Paul II Award. He has served on many committees and Boards including: Archbishop’s Community Appeal, Catholic Charities, Catholic Foundation, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Xavier University, Notre Dame Seminary, Holy Rosary Academy and St. Joseph Seminary College. In the greater New Orleans community, he has worked with UNITY for the Homeless, Bridge House, Children’s Hospital, the Medical Center of Louisiana, the Blood Center of Louisiana and he is currently the chair of the Education Committee Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. The award will be presented at the Catholic Foundation’s Annual Dinner being held on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The award is presented to a layperson or permanent Deacon who resides in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and who exhibits inspirational examples of Christian stewardship. Recipients must be a Roman Catholic with an outstanding record of volunteer service in the Catholic Community; high moral character; and exemplary values. I have known Deacon Williams for many years, and I could not think of a better choice. And I am so happy he’s part of long list of wonderful recipients of this high honor, including other parishioners, Blanche & Norman Francis (2003), Michael Read (2008) and my parents, Jane & Paul Nalty (2001).