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Msgr. James Cafone Catholic Mission Vitae Gaudium Award

The Department of Catholic Studies is pleased to announce the Inaugural Msgr. James Cafone Catholic Mission Vitae Gaudium Awards, which will be presented on April 28, 2016. The awards and ceremony will honor the memory of Msgr. James Cafone who devotedly and joyfully served the Seton Hall University, the Archdiocese of Newark and the surrounding Catholic community for 47 years.

The Msgr. James Cafone Catholic Mission Vitae Gaudium Awards recognize Seton Hall University Seniors who demonstrate Msgr. Cafone's spirit of compassion, service and dedication to the mission of Seton Hall University and the Catholic faith community. 

Seton Hall University Seniors who wish to be considered for this award must write an essay reflecting on how they have inspired, encouraged and enlightened others and how they have shared in the joy of Christ through their personal and professional lives.

Three winning essays will appear in Arcadia magazine, which is published by the Department and Center for Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University.

The winners will be given $100.00 gift cards and Msgr. James Cafone Catholic Mission Vitae Gaudium Award Certificates.

Online and Hard Copy Submission Requirements
Each essay will be evaluated for originality, execution, and adherence to the following topic and format requirements:

  • Essays must be between 500 and 750 words
  • Entries must be written in English
  • Only one entry per student
  • All information requested below under “Submit your Essay” must be submitted

All essays must be submitted by March 11, 2016. The authors of the top three winning entries will be notified by April 1, 2016.

Dr. Ines Angeli Murzaku
Professor and Founding Chair Department of Catholic Studies
Department of Catholic Studies
Walsh Library 427
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079

Gloria Aroneo MBA

(973) 275-2808

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