Bishop Clark received many honors
By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier    |    09.04.2012
Category: Bishop Clark's Retirement

Bishop Matthew H. Clark has received a number of awards and recognitions during the course of his 33-year tenure as Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester. Below is a sampling of some of the honors and accolades he has received:

1986: The St. Vincent DePaul Award from Social Ministries of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester (which later became known as Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester)

1987: An honorary doctor of sacred theology degree from Siena College

1987: An honorary doctor of ministry degree from Holy Cross College

1991: The Distinguished Service Award from Washington Theological Union

1996: An honorary doctor of humanities degree from Nazareth College

2000: Named a distinguished alumni by Catholic Central High School in Troy, N.Y.

2004: Honored for outstanding service to the cause of youth ministry by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

2005: The Mayor's Renaissance Award from the City of Rochester

2006: The Monsignor Burns Memorial Award from Catholic Central High School in Troy, N.Y.

2008: The Gaudete Medal from St. Bonaventure University

2009: Master's Certificate of Recognition from the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus

2009: Finger Lakes Chapter Honoree of the Knights of Columbus

2010: Named Exemplary Bishop of the Year by the Catholic Campus Ministry Association

2010: The St. Cecilia Award from the Rochester Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians

2011: The Lumen Gentium Award from the Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development

2011: The Lifetime Achievement Award for Faith in Action from the Greater Rochester Community of Churches

2012: Was Grand Marshall of Rochester's St. Patrick's Day Parade

2012: The Deacon Stan Zawacki Memorial Diaconal Service Award from the St. Stephen's Diaconal Community Association

2012: An honorary doctor of divinity degree from St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry

2012: An honorary doctor of divinity degree from the University of Rochester

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