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St. Marcellus Award

I thought I would post the invitation to the St. Marcellus Award recognition event and the mass and dinner held in Joshua’s and my honor coming up soon at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. if there are any of you who would like to attend. I know timing may be an issue for many of you who have small children or children in school, as these are school nights, but I will assume that those of you who would like to be there and cannot, will be there with us in spirit.  And I am so thankful that both Rebekah and Naomi will be able to attend as well.

 I am so excited about this great honor for both Joshua and myself.  Catholic Peace Fellowship holds such a special place in our hearts and they were and still are such a wonderful support for all that we have been through. I feel like it is us that should be giving them the award for carrying out their mission in such real and life-changing ways.  Please pray for them and support them in whatever ways you can as God leads.
With Love and gratitude,
Dear Friends,

Peace be with you.

I write to invite you to two upcoming events.

On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012, the Catholic Peace Fellowship will be honoring Joshua Casteel (1980-2012) and his mother, Kristi Casteel, with its Saint Marcellus Award on the Feast of Saint Marcellus of Tangiers, during a prayer service by that martyr’s relics at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The Saint Marcellus Day Prayer Service orchestrated by the Center for Peace & Nonviolence of Saint Joseph County will begin that night at 7:00 p.m.(Eastern) The CPF hopes you will attend. 

Previous recipients of the CPF’s Saint Marcellus Award include: Bishop John Michael Botean, Camilo Mejia, Father Daniel Berrigan, S.J., and the co-founders of the CPF, Jim Forest and Tom Cornell. For more information on this event please contact me at

Two days later, the Catholic Peace Fellowship will be hosting a Mass and Meal in remembrance of the life and witness of Joshua, on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) at the Sacred Heart Parish Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The evening’s schedule is as follows:

–    Gather at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, Notre Dame, Indiana (Parking is available in the Sacred Heart Parish Center Lot off Douglas Road)

–    Mass at 5:15 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Parish Center Chapel (Fr. Brian Daley,S.J. will preside)

–    Following Mass there will be a dinner in the Sacred Heart Parish Center Community Room with a brief presentation about Joshua and some reflections by those who knew him.

To aid the CPF in its preparations for this event, please RSVP to if you hope to attend. If you are able, please consider bringing a donation to help with the cost of the meal and the facilities. If you are interested in supporting this event in other ways, or have further questions, please contact me at the email address given above or by telephone at 574.339.1100.

For more on our friend Joshua Casteel please visit the website maintained by his family (, the posts and links from over the past few months on the Catholic Peace Fellowship’s updated Facebook page (please find the link below), or the CPF’s old website (which is currently under renovation, but still has a number of articles and talks by Joshua – please use the search bar in the upper-right hand corner of the page to find these).

Lastly, please pray for Joshua, his family, these events and all of the other efforts of the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Thank you for your continued support of the CPF.

In Christ,

Shawn T. Storer
Director, Catholic Peace Fellowship

Telephone: 574.232.2811(office); 574.339.1100

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To visit the CPF Website (which is under renovation) or to make an online donation to CPF go

Mailing Address:
Catholic Peace Fellowship
P.O. Box 4232
South Bend, IN 46634

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Divinity School Memorial Service
Joshua's Eulogy

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