At a surprise gathering at St. Louis Center on Monday, August 5, 2013, Fr. Joseph Rinaldo, Provincial Treasurer, received the gift of a “lifetime.” He was honored by the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce as the winner of this year’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” by a special committee of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. This is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a member of the Chelsea Community, and this year’s nomination was a total surprise to Fr. Joseph, who received the honor in recognition of his life’s work caring for persons with developmental disabilities. Fr. Joseph was
able to ride in a 1941 Packard Automobile during the Chelsea Fair Parade on August 24th, and he will be the guest of honor at the Citizen of the Year Banquet on October 17th.