Highlight and celebrate extraordinary achievement occurring in a diocese (or a cooperative effort in more than one diocese) in the ministries of evangelization and catechesis.
Share successful initiatives that may benefit other dioceses.
Encourage continued creative innovation in parish/diocesan catechetical and evangelization efforts.
Reflect the spirit of the "new evangelization" promulgated by Pope John Paul II and the General and /National Directories for Catechesis.
Award Criteria: The ministry of the diocese(s) initiative must exhibit
a strong catechetical and/or evangelization dimension;
a history or track record of at least three years;
a demonstrated record of effectiveness;
fidelity to Scripture and Church teaching.