The Knights of Columbus for the Jurisdiction of Massachusetts
proudly will bestow its highest public honor,

             

  

THE 2009 LANTERN AWARD

upon

John and Magi Bish (Molly Bish Foundation)

 

 

Bish Family - Lantern Award

Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus Lantern Award

 

Patriots' Day at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, the Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus presented its highest award, The Lantern Award, to John & Magi Bish of Warren.

 

John and Magi Bish were  recognized in an emotional evening for their tireless work on the Molly Bish Foundation after their daughter disappeared from her lifeguard station.

 

 Prior recipients include many members of the hierarchy and political areas not only here in Massachusetts but in the United States.

 

Featured speakers were the Most Reverend Robert McManus, Bishop of Worcester, the Most Reverend Daniel P. Reilly, Bishop Emeritus of Worcester, and William F. Donovan, State Deputy of the Massachusetts Knights of Columbus.

 

                                       

 

   

     L-> R    Honorees John & Magi Bish, State Deputy William Donovan, Annmarie Donovan

                    State Deputy Donovan presents Lantern Award to John & Magi Bish 

                     (Photography by Maureen Hancock)

 

   

 

L-> R    Auxiliary Bishop of Boston Bishop Robert Hennessey, State Deputy William Donovan, Honorees Magi & John Bish 

(Photography by Maureen Hancock)

                                       

 

 

                    State Deputy Donovan presents Lantern Award to John & Magi Bish

                (Photography by Maureen Hancock)

 

 


Establishment of the Lantern Award

During the tenure of Past State Deputy James H. Norton
(1956-1958), and at the time of the Diamond Jubilee an
outstanding feature of Mr. Norton's tenure in 1957
was the inauguration of the Lantern Award.
State Deputy Norton thought this was an appropriate
way to honor those who reflected the religious
and patriotic ideals of the Founding Fathers.
Named for the Lanterns placed in the tower of the
Old North Church in Boston to warn Paul Revere.

The award, given by the Massachusetts State Council
is presented at the Patriot's Day Dinner, which has
drawn a number of illustrious speakers over the years.


Past Recipients of The Lantern Award

2008
Bishop William E. Lori
Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut and Supreme Chaplain

       

Bishop William E. Lori  Lantern Award 2008

 

2007
Bishop Timothy McDonnell
Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts

Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell Lantern Award 2007

 

2006
Raymond Flynn
Former United States Ambassador to the Vatican
Former Representative, Mayor of Boston and City Councilor
Catholic Orator

Ray Flynn Lantern Award 2006

2005
Newman A. Flanagan
Past State Deputy of Massachusetts
Former Supreme Director
Former District Attorney of Suffolk County
Executive Director, National District Attorneys Association, Washington D.C.

PSD Newman Flanagan Lantern Award 2005  

Photos By:  Photography By Maureen
http://photographybymaureen.com

2004
Reverend Philip G. Salois
Chaplain for Veterans Administration New England Healthcare System.
 Founder and President of National conference of Vietnam Ministers.

Fr Phillip Savois Lantern Award 2004

2003
General Patrick H. Brady (Ret.)
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

General Patrick Brady Lantern Award 2003

2002
Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson Lantern Award 2002

2001
Most Reverend Thomas L. Dupre, S.T.L.
Bishop of Springfield

2000
Most Reverend Sean P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap.
Bishop of Fall River

Archbishop Sean O'Malley Lantern Award 2000

1999
Most Reverend Lawrence J. Riley, D.D.
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Boston

1998
Most Reverend Daniel P. Reilly
Bishop of Worcester

1997
Robert P. Casey - Ellen Casey
Former Governor and First Lady of Pennsylvania

1996
John Cardinal O'Connor
Archbishop of New York

1995
William M. Bulger
President, Massachusetts State Senate

1994
Professor Mary Ann Glendon
Harvard Law School

1993
Honorable Joseph R. Nolan
Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

1992
John F. Collins
Former Mayor of Boston

1991
Bernard Cardinal Law
Archbishop of Boston

1990
Thomas J. Flatley
Philanthropist, Industrialist, Humanitarian

1989
Edward P. Boland
United States Representative (retired)

1988
Most Reverend Thomas V. Daily Doctor Martin J. Dunn
Supreme Chaplain President of Por Cristo

1987
Henry J. Hyde
United States Representative

1986
Virgil C. Dechant
Supreme Knight

1985
Charles A. MacGillivary
Medal of Honor Winner

1984
General Paul X. Kelley
Commandant of the Marine Corps

1983
Thomas J. Hudner, Jr.
Captain, U. S. Navy (retired)

1982
Timothy J. McCarthy
Special Agent, U. S. Secret Service

1981
Senator Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr.
Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy (retired)

1980

Carl Michael Yastrzemski

Major General Henry J. Mead

Boston Red Sox

Chaplain's Corp. U. S. Air Force (retired)

1979
Mildred F. Jefferson, M.D.
President, Right to Life Crusade

1978
Most Reverend Joseph F. Maguire
Bishop of Springfield

1977
Doctor John W. McDevitt, K.C.K.S.G.
Past Supreme Knight

1976
Most Reverend Daniel A. Cronin, S.T.D.
Bishop of Fall River

1975
John A. Volpe
U. S. Ambassador to Italy

1974
Frank W. Tomasello
Retired Associate Justice

1973
Humberto Cardinal Medeiros
Archbishop of Boston

1972
James A. Farley
Patriot - Statesman

1971
Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge
Special Envoy to the Vatican

1970
Ben G. Shapiro
Founder, Massachusetts Committee Catholics, Protestants and Jews

1969
William E. Powers, K.S.G.
Justice, Rhode Island Supreme Court

1968
Very Reverend Michael P. Walsh, S.J. Doctor Abram L. Sachar
President of Boston College President of Brandeis University

1967
Most Reverend Jeremiah F. Minihan, D.D., LL.D.
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

1966
Arthur J. Goldberg
Ambassador to the United Nations

1965
Very Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
President, University of Notre Dame

1964
Daniel F. Foley
National Commander, The American Legion

1963
Robert J. Cousy
Exemplar to American Youth

1962
John W. McCormack
Speaker, United State House of Representatives

1961
George Meany
President AFL/CIO

1960
Francis Cardinal Spellman
Archbishop of NewYork

1959
Richard Cardinal Cushing
Archbishop of Boston

1958
Robert F. Kennedy
Chief Council, Senate Select Committee on
Improper Activities in the Labor and Management Field

1957
J. Edgar Hoover
Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation