Area residents receive awards from bishop

The Diocese of Trenton honored more than 160 men and women in early July during the presentation of the diocese’s inaugural Nostrum Ecclesiam Tempus Awards. Bishop John M. Smith presented the awards in recognition of service to the Lord and the church.

The awards were established in honor of the 10th anniversary of the bishop’s installation as bishop of Trenton. The award’s Latin title means “Our time to be church.” The recipients were nominated by pastors or diocesan officials. Local recipients were: Jeanne Cuje, Rumson, Holy Cross Parish; Maureen D. Hintelmann, Red Bank, St. James Parish; Richard W. Loeffler, Tinton Falls, St. Jerome’s Parish, West Long Branch; Patrick J. McGann Jr., Little Silver, Precious Blood Parish, Monmouth Beach; Robert M. Nogueira, Fair Haven, Nativity Parish; Madeline R. Ottino, Oceanport, Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Long Branch; and William V. Setaro, Red Bank, St. Anthony’s Parish.

The awards were presented during solemn evening prayer at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.