Religious emblems awarded to youth
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The Rev. Rex Hayes reads about the religious emblems during Mass for Scut Sundaysudinr couts and AmeerwAcou
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Six Cub Scouts, four American Heritage Girls and a Patterson woman received religious emblem awards during the 11 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Feb. 5 — Scout Sunday.

The students also attended a Feb. 12 recognition ceremony hosted by the Stockton Diocese’s Catholic Committee on Scouting, with Bishop Stephen Blaire presiding.

Cub Scouts Noah Cote and Jonathan Thomas earned the Light of Christ Emblem. The emblem is awarded to 6- or 7-year-old Tigers and Wolf cubs who complete an activity book about having a personal relationship with Jesus.

Cub Scouts Devin Pedron, Jonathan Robles and James and Daniel Maring earned the Parvuli Dei Emblem. The name means “Children of God,” and the award recognizes the boys’ completion of activities to discover God in their daily lives.

Frances Pierce, Emma Rethans, Laura Maring and Sierra Gutierrez, all American Heritage Girls, earned the Family of God Emblem, which is designed to remind girls to discover the presence of God in their lives as members of their families and parish.

Adult leader Helen Hoxie was honored with the Bronze Pelican Emblem, a diocesan recognition defined by the Catholic Committee on Scouting with the approval of the Bishop of Stockton. The award is presented to adults who make a significant contribution to the Scouting, Camp Fire, American Heritage Girls or Venturing programs in the field of Catholic relationships. It may also be presented to non-Catholics.

Hoxie has worked since 2002 as the parish coordinator for Sacred Heart of Patterson. Parish coordinators keep a list of religious emblem recipients and ensure the recipients receive their medals.

Hoxie has been active in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and, at present, American Heritage Girls as a troop coordinator. She is also a member of the Stockton Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting.

For information: Helen Hoxie, 892-2916.

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