Five members of the Los Angeles Catholic community who have extensive and distinguished records of service have been named recipients of the 2013 Cardinal’s Award. The honorees were presented at a luncheon held Oct. 17 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Gardena, adjacent to the beneficiary of the 2013 event, Juan Diego House of Formation. The recipients are:—Sister Regina Marie Gorman, Vicar General (and former Superior General) of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, and a nationally-known presenter of spiritual workshops and retreats. —Elizabeth (Bitsy) Hotaling of Holy Family Church, South Pasadena, active in the Order of Malta, Christ Child Society Pasadena, the Little Sisters of the Poor and many other organizations. —John McNicholas of St. Brendan Church in Hancock Park, one of Los Angeles’ most noted trial lawyers who has also represented the archdiocese and the Vatican. —Tomás Pacheco Sr. of St. Andrew Church, Pasadena, who has led citizenship workshops and helped organize many parish and archdiocesan celebrations for Our Lady of Guadalupe. —Stephen Page, retired corporate executive of United Technologies and a longtime supporter of Loyola Marymount University (his alma mater) and Catholic Charities.The 2013 honorees bring to 120 the number of men and women honored with the award. Since 1990, more than $8 million has been raised to support schools, parishes, charities or relief efforts in all pastoral regions of the archdiocese.At a Mass preceding the honoree luncheon, Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Wilkerson praised the newest honorees for their generosity and long and dedicated service to the church and community. “May they continue to be wonderful role models for our archdiocese, to be missionaries of Jesus Christ in our world today,” he said.Juan Diego House is a house of formation operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for college-aged seminarians who are aspiring to the diocesan priesthood. They complete undergraduate coursework at El Camino Community College in Torrance and Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson before entering St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo for theological formation.During the luncheon, Father Jim Anguiano, director of Juan Diego House, noted that the formation house is responsible for supplying 12 current St. John’s seminarians. There are now 18 men at Juan Diego House, and because more are applying each year, the facility is nearly at capacity.Thus, proceeds from the Cardinal’s Awards Dinner will go toward remodeling and expanding the current space to allow room for more residents, “especially as more college-age men respond to the call of God,” said Father Anguiano. “I’d hate to see the day when we need to say no to someone wishing to come here.”The 24th annual Cardinal’s Awards Dinner will be held Feb. 9, 2013 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood. For information and reservations on the 2012 Cardinal’s Award Dinner, call Judy Brooks, director of the Office of Special Services, (213) 637-7636 or [email protected], or visit {gallery width=100 height=100}gallery/2012/1026/cardaward/{/gallery}