St. Timothy Youth Award

St. Timothy Youth Award



The St. Timothy Youth Award is a national recognition award given to youth by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry in collaboration with the Life & Family Evangelization Office of the Diocese of Rockford.  It is the highest recognition from the NFCYM for a diocese to confer upon a Catholic Junior High or High School youth (ages 13-18) who:

  • Lives as a disciple of Christ, setting a positive example for other youth
  • Witnesses to their faith by exhibiting Catholic morals and integrity
  • Demonstrates Gospel values through service to others
  • Exhibits Christian leadership in parish, school, and/or community settings

Please prayerfully consider nominating one or more deserving young person(s) from your parish/school who fit these criteria.

The cost of the award and certificate is $25.00 per youth. Complete the form below, and have your parish/school mail the payment to the Life & Family Evangelization Office (P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125).

The deadline for nominations has been extended to April 24, 2020. The LiFE Office team is actively working on a plan to deliver the awards to those who have submitted nominations prior to this date.  Nominations received after this date will be subject to availability and will be available for pick-up at a future time (our office will be in touch with you as the state-wide lock-down situation continues to unfold). Supplies are limited.

Your creativity is appreciated as to how you present this award to the youth in your parish or school. The full list of recipients may be published in The Observer at the beginning of June.

The following online submission form is to be completed only by those authorized by their parish or school to do so (priest, principal, teacher, youth minister, DRE/CRE, etc.). If you are not in this position, please contact the appropriate person at your parish or school to talk to them about nominating the person you have in mind.

The cost of the award and certificate is $25.00 per youth. Please submit checks made payable to “LiFE Office” to P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125. Please submit payments within five days of submitting a nomination. (Update as of 3/23/2020: With parish/school offices currently closed, we are aware that payments will not be submitted at this time. Nominations will still be accepted. Payments may be submitted after offices reopen.)