Bishop’s Medal Awarded to SCS Principal
The parishioners of the tri-parish of St. Casimir Church in Wells, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Easton and St. John the Baptist in Minnesota Lake were treated to a special occasion when Bishop John Quinn presided over the Saturday Mass in Wells on March 4th. This service was made all the more memorable when Bishop Quinn presented the Bishop’s Medal to one very deserving, long-time parishioner. The Bishop’s Medal is an award given at the diocesan level to an individual who has served faithfully and in an exemplary manner for twenty or more years to further the mission of the Catholic Church.
In introducing the recipient of this highly-respected award, Bishop Quinn stated, “Joanne Tibodeau is a faith-filled, Christ-centered woman who lives out her faith every day. Mrs. Tibodeau speaks freely of the Lord and how important He is in everything that she does. Mrs. Tibodeau’s focal point, as an educator and principal, is continually in the best interest of students. She generously gives of self to the students and teachers she has worked with over the years. Her gentle guidance when dealing with children is evident. She has touched the lives of students, and they come back to seek her out after they have graduated from St. Casimir’s School. Mrs. Tibodeau has been in education for many years as a teacher and administrator at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and St. Casimir’s School. She is always willing to learn new methods to improve the educational process. Mrs. Tibodeau approaches each situation, issue or project with an open mind. She is committed to developing a process and finding solutions to bring improvement. Joanne Tibodeau is a humble and welcoming person with strong family values. We are blessed with Joanne’s leadership, guidance and love.”
The families of St. Casimir’s School in Wells and the parishioners of St. Casimir Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. John the Baptist congratulate and thank Mrs. Tibodeau for her many years of service and leadership within these faith communities!