2018 Catholic Woman of the Year: Christy Frank.
Catholic Charities of Orange County and the Catholic Charities Auxiliary congratulate Mrs. Christy Frank, who was elected Catholic Woman of the Year 2018! She is a parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach. Christy has a deep passion to serve within her community, and her leadership skills have taken her to successfully fulfill various leadership roles for several organizations. She is currently the Parent Board President at Mater Dei High School, and also the Founder and Director of “Magical Builders,” a non-profit driven by the mission of “Building Dreams Through the Eyes of Children.” Magical Builders has helped renovate and build dozens of Children’s Charity Facilities. Through “Magical Builders” she also directs and coordinates the efforts for the “Jamma Jingles” Pajama Drive, for unprivileged children. Mrs. Frank is also the recipient of a Lifetime Membership Award. She is married and has three children who serve together as a family. Congratulations Christy Frank, who was nominated by Mater Dei!
2017 Catholic Woman of the Year: Beverly Krassner-Bulas.
Congratulations to a lady who has LIVED her faith for years. She lectors, delivers the Body of Christ to the homebound, she is on the Respect Life committee, attends weekly Bible studies, is a Children’s Ministry volunteer and brings Communion to those in Juvenile Hall. Furthermore, she does food delivery through the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Saint Vincent de Paul Society and assists the Knights of Columbus. In her community, she is involved with Mercy House, the Garden Club and so much more. She has been on the board of several organizations showing her leadership and compassion. Challenging, laborious work doesn’t seem to stop her one bit. She is a volunteer, a fund raiser, a beekeeper and we could go on and on and so has she, for about 50 YEARS! Her family and friends know that this woman of God who is a single mom, registered nurse and assisted Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta with the lepers, the destitute and the dying is the 2017 Catholic Woman of the Year!
2016 Catholic Woman of the Year: Patricia Doyle.
For over 18 years Patricia Doyle has volunteered in the RCIA program at her Parish, San Francisco Solano; and for the past 8 years has been director of the program. Her focus during the past 5 years has been assisting three cancer patients with care, meals and coordinating their special needs. She is also the SFS Parish Representative for Cursillo and has given talks during five Cursillo Women’s Weekends. In addition to be a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Coordinator for Communion Services to adults in Assisted Living, Patricia also is part of a Moms in Prayer group and hosts a weekly Cursillo Prayer group. Patricia was a leader in creating the St. Veronica’s Guild; a project that allows volunteers to do laundry for homeless families which makes attending school regularly easier for children without a permanent residence. She has worked on several house builds in Mexico and has hosted Foreign Exchange students. Patricia also opens her home to Catholic Singles and has hosted several events for Singles to meet and explore new options for their time and talents. Patricia is a Real Estate Broker, an avid tennis player and has a passion for travel. She has 2 children and is the proud “Gigi” to grandchildren Gracie and Connor.