Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award – Matthew Bernal, D.D.S., joins Bishop Patrick J. McGrath after receiving the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award (For the Church and the Pontiff) during a reception at the Bishop’s home in December. The papal award is bestowed on individuals for their service to the Church. The local diocese nominates an individual for the award, which is granted by the Holy See. Dr. Bernal, a life-long member of Saint Christopher Parish, is a graduate of Bellarmine College Prep and Saint Clara University. He and his wife Sue are also supporters of Presentation High School, where they have sent their four daughters.