Very Reverend Lorne Crozon to Receive Alumni of Distinction Award

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The Regina Catholic School Division is celebrating Catholic Education in new ways this year. One of these new ways involves the acknowledgment of its 2019 Distinguished Alumni. Three alumni were chosen from nominations submitted by stakeholders. Chosen recipients are graduates of the school divisions who are making significant and unique contributions in their respective careers and communities.

Among those being honoured this year is the Archdiocese of Regina's own Very Reverend Lorne Crozon. Fr. Lorne is a 1975 graduate of Miller Comprehensive Catholic High School who has spent the 35 years of his ordination to the priesthood serving as a great friend to Catholic Education. Very Reverend Lorne Crozon considers one of his life’s greatest privileges the opportunity he had to attend Catholic institutions for his education.

This began in when he was registered at St. Paul Elementary School in Regina. The lessons of life and faith learned there have held him in good stead, and in part taught him that he could be a priest if God was calling. Lorne attended Miller Comprehensive Catholic High School.

During that time, his interactions with friends and teachers brought him closer to the notion of being a priest. Their support and kindness helped him understand that God was calling. After graduating from Miller, Lorne attended St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan. He then attended the University of St. Jerome College at Waterloo, Ontario and St. Augustine Seminary of Toronto. Through all this Catholic education, he began to understand where God was calling him and how he should respond.

Father Lorne was ordained a priest on June 11th, 1983. He has served many parishes in the Archdiocese of Regina. Presently, he is the pastor of St. Anne Parish in Regina and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Regina. Father Lorne is grateful to the Catholic Schools of Regina for this wonderful honour. He prays that the Catholic Schools of Regina will continue to teach that faith is truly a part of all our lives.

Fr. Lorne shares this year's Distinguished Alumni Honour with two others;

•1995 Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School graduate Christopher Kutarna, who is a writer, public speaker, consultant and entrepreneur, most well known for his book, "The Age of Discovery."

• 1984 Marian High School graduate Karen Donnelly, who is the Principal Trumpet for the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa These chosen will be honoured at two events: our Catholic Education Matters Gala on May 4, 2019, as well as during our Opening Mass on August 29, 2019; both held at Resurrection Parish.

All three will be honoured at two events: a Catholic Education Matters Gala on May 4, 2019, as well as during the RCSD Opening Mass on August 29, 2019; both held at Resurrection Parish.

Catholic Education Matters Gala tickets are $50.00 each, and will go on sale on March 1, 2019. More details about the gala can be found at

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