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BRAINTREE -- Dr. Martin Williams and Carolyn Caveny will receive recognition for their work on behalf of the Black Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Boston during this year's annual Bishop Healy Award Dinner, Nov. 19. This event is sponsored by Black Catholic Ministries within the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity.
The 2016 Bishop Healy Award will be presented to Dr. Martin J. Williams, Chief of Surgery at Carney Hospital and parishioner at St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Roxbury for his work and advocacy for quality health care for all, especially the poor and disenfranchised. He has provided kind and compassionate care for many people in the former Columbia Point Housing Project, Health Centers and the Bridge Over Troubled Waters Van, which provide free health care throughout greater Boston.
The same night, the Robert Ruffin Award will be awarded to Carolyn Caveny, a parishioner of St. Katharine Drexel Church in Grove Hall, who has supported the Black Catholic community by fostering educational opportunities as a teacher at St. Francis de Sales School, assisting with the youth leadership program and as an academic counselor at Emmanuel College.
The featured speaker at this year's dinner will be Father Anthony Bozeman, SSJ, pastor of St. Raymond and St. Leo Parish in New Orleans. Raised in Philadelphia, he completed his undergraduate studies at LaSalle University, served 16 years in active and Air National Guard Reserve duty, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2000. In June of 2005, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia released Father Bozeman to join the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart (The Josephites).
The dinner will take place at Lombardo's in Randolph.
For more information, please contact Black Catholic Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-746-5810.