Deacon Leo McBlain receives national honor

Deacon Leo McBlain receives national honor

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leomcblain-webDeacon Leo McBlain, director of the Office of the Diaconate, holds the Bart O’Leary Award given by the National Association of Diaconate Directors (NADD).

The National Association of Diaconate Directors (NADD) recognized Deacon Leo McBlain, director of the Office of the Diaconate, Diocese of Camden, at the NADD 2012 convention in New York, April 25 -27.

Deacon McBlain received the Bart O’Leary Award in recognition of his leadership among deacon formation directors and his outstanding service to the national diaconate.

The Bart O’Leary Award is presented in memory of Bart O’Leary, twice president of NADD, who exemplified dedication and leadership during his years as a member of the Association.

The convention carries the theme, “Verbum Domini: The Deacon as Servant of the Word.” The convention focus was aimed at helping deacons to be formed by the Word so that they may become vehicles for the Word in ministry.

The NADD convention is an annual event designed to provide educational and networking opportunities for deacon formation directors. NADD members represent 166 dioceses from the United States and Canada.

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