Knights of Columbus

Fr. Juan Perez Award

In 1986 the Fr. Juan Perez Award was established to honor and pay tribute to a priest from the Northern, Central and Southern California Region for their outstanding contribution to our faith formation, brotherhood, church and order

Fr. Juan Perez was the chaplain for the expedition of Christopher Columbus.  He demonstrated great courage and sacrifice to bring the Gospel to the Americas as Christopher Columbus’ Chaplain.

Bishop Kevin Vann presents the Fr. Juan Perez Award to Father Michael St. Paul (Pastor of Holy Trinity Church).