Diocese cancels Bruté Society Masses and Induction ceremonies

By The Message staff

Following the advice of local health officials, and after consulting with Matt Potter, Director of Stewardship, and other diocesan advisors, Bishop Joseph M. Siegel has decided to cancel the 2020 Bruté Society Masses and Induction ceremonies due to the surge in COVID-19 cases around the diocese. 

Masses had been scheduled for Nov. 1, at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville, for honorees from the Diocese of Evansville’s South and West Deaneries, and Nov. 15, at St. Joseph Parish in Jasper, for honorees from the North and East Deaneries.

Bruté awards will be distributed to parishes so that local ceremonies can be scheduled to honor 2020 Bruté Society inductees. 

Bishop Siegel deeply regrets not being able to personally welcome the new members of the Society, but he feels the cancellation of the ceremonies is necessary to help protect the health of the honorees.