Three prominent Utahns and two Catholic priests will be honored for outstanding contributions to church and community during celebration of Mass and Solemn Investiture Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple.
Mrs. Walter E. Cosgriff will be invested as Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and John W. Gallivan and Emerson E. Sturde-vant as Knights of St. Gregory.The Rev. Neale W. Herrlich and the Rev. Thomas L. McNamara will be honored as Knighter of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
The pontifical and ecclesiastical awards have been granted by Pope John Paul II. The Most Rev. William K. Weigand, Catholic Bishop of Utah, will confer them. He said religious leaders, the laity and the general public are invited to attend the investiture.
Cosgriff has been a member of the parish of the Cathedral of the Madeleine since 1937. Her contributions to the community include service with the Junior League, fund-raising activities for Holy Cross Hospital, assisting in development of the ballet in Utah and committee work toward establishment of the Catholic Foundation of Utah.
Gallivan, publisher-emeritus of the Salt Lake Tribune and chairman of the board of the Kearns Tribune Corp., has been involved in newspaper publishing in Salt Lake City for many years. He has been actively involved in church affairs as well as serving on the University of Utah College of Business board of advisers and on many boards and committees devoted to community betterment.
Sturdevant is former chairman of the board of Continental Bank and also has served on the board of governors for Georgetown University, where he studied law. He began working for Continental Bank in 1939 and was named chairman of the board in 1961. He has contributed, often anonymously, to many civic and cultural organizations in the community and church.
The three are "representative of countless other catholic lay men and women who, throughout our Catholic history in Utah, have been outstanding leaders," Bishop Weigand said. "By having these three honored, I wish likewise to honor the many others of yesterday and today."
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is a religious and charitable order originally founded in 1099 and reorganized in 1847. The Order of St. Gregory the Great was established in 1831 by Pope Gregory XVI to honor citizens of the Papal states. Both honor Catholics who achieve outstanding personal character and accomplishments.