The Ignatian Volunteer Corps San Diego celebrated a Morning of Gratitude on June 14, 2013 at St. Catherine Laboure Parish. The morning began with the Celebration of the Eucharist followed by a presentation by Rev. Gil Gentile, SJ on Ignatian Spirituality. The morning continued with a luncheon catered by Chef Michel of the French Gourmet. The Executive Director of IVC USA, Mary McGinnity, made presentations to Fr. Gentile who is returning to his home Jesuit Province in New York and to Margie Carroll, who is retiring as Regional Director of IVC San Diego.
Menard Family Foundation Director Barbara J. Menard presented Fr. Gentile with the St. Francis Xavier Award. Regional Council Chair Ginger Infantino and Regional Council member and National Board Member Mike McColloch also presented an award to Margie Carroll. The celebration ended with humorous songs and well wishes and a closing ritual.