“Whatever our vocation in life, we can sow the seeds of faith by how we conduct ourselves and by keeping God present in our daily lives,” said St. Finbar Parish’s pastor, Father Albert Bahhuth. “Our honorees serve as great role models for us.”
Those honorees — Auxiliary Bishop of the San Fernando Region, the Most Reverend Gerald Wilkerson and Dr. Raul Mena, who serves as the director of the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center — were presented with 2012 Harvester of Faith Awards at the 10th annual Harvest Ball held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center last week.
Bishop Wilkerson, appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1997, oversees 54 parishes, 12 high schools, two hospitals and five missions in the San Fernando Valley. Dr. Mena, who joined the professional staff at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in 1981, has served as both the facility’s chief of medicine and chief of staff.