Our nonprofit organization was awarded the prestigious St. Martin de Porres award by the Catholic Attorney Guild for our tireless efforts to provide legal assistance and hope to the poor. The ceremony was held at St. James Cathedral during the Red Mass on November 4, 2021.  St Martin de Porres is the patron saint of social justice.  The red mass is originated in early 13th century as a service in which God was called upon to help lawyers and judges adhere to truth and justice. The Guild also provided our organization with a generous donation.  We want to thank the Guild for bestowing the honor of this award on our organization and for their generous donation. Below are a few pictures from the event.

 

 

 

Pictured below is Executive Director Silvia McLain and Staff Attorney Matthew Gripp accepting the award.

 

 

 

Pictured below is Executive Director Silvia McLain and Staff Paralegals Maria Machado and Sophia Ulloa with Bishop Noonan and Reverend Miguel Gonzalez.

 

 

 

Pictured below is Executive Director Silvia McLain, Staff Attorney Matthew Gripp and his wife and family, with Bishop Noonan and Reverend Miguel Gonzalez.