Ten Dunne (Catholic Sun file photo)
Ten Dunne holds an icon of St. André Bessette as a thank you gift to a series of staple volunteers as part of André House’s 30th anniversary celebrations in 2015. (Catholic Sun file photo)

Ted Dunne, one of 10 newly named Spirit of Holy Cross Award recipients, completes the picture of the Holy Family it takes to care for those who are homeless and vulnerable — all who are regulars at André House serving Phoenix’s Human Services Campus.

2016 Spirit of Holy Cross Recipients

Ted Dunne, long-time associate of André House in Phoenix, AZ

Wayne and Diane Murdy, donors of the new organ in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Jim Kavanagh, Corby Hall Administrator, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame)

Diane Welihan, Administrator at Moreau Seminary, (Notre Dame)

Enedina Cruz, housekeeping supervisor for all of our local houses (Notre Dame)

Sr. Sue Bruno, OFM, Resident Hall Director at the University of Portland

Anne Noone, Secretary to King’s College president, Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C.

Ken Percy, Union Steward for facility workers at Stonehill College

Suzanne Wiwi, the retiring principal of St. Joseph Grade School in South Bend, Ind.

Mary Flood, the former Religious Education Coordinator at Sacred Heart-St. Francis de Sales in Bennington, VT

He has performed facilities maintenance for André House and four related residential properties the last 15 years and credits St. Joseph for his success. His award was announced on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows Sept. 15.

The Spirit of Holy Cross Award is announced in conjunction with the feast of the special patroness of the Congregation and reserved for lay collaborators who faithfully serve the Province in the U.S. and abroad. Each recipient lives out the vision and mission of Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Moreau to make God known, loved, and served through education, parish and mission settings.

Fr. Moreau said in the Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross, “We do not imagine that those who commit themselves in other ways to the following of Jesus are thereby hindered in their service of neighbor. On the contrary, we find in them willing and complementary partners in shared mission.

The Spirit of Holy Cross honorees will be recognized in their local communities by the Holy Cross ministry for which they work during the month of January as part of the celebrations of Blessed Moreau’s life. At that time, they will receive a proclamation of gratitude signed by Holy Cross Father Thomas J. O’Hara, provincial superior, on behalf of the entire U.S. Province.