The Passing of Colette Kennett
Colette Kennett died at her home on November 13, 2014
Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace. Amen.
The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry expresses profound gratitude for Colette Kennett, her life spent in generous and committed service to the Church.
For thirty five years Colette served the young Catholic Church at the diocesan, regional, and national levels. The NFCYM was particularly blessed through her passionate participation in all things Federation: executive committee, board of directors, management committees, the adult conference committee, national youth ministry awards task group, hospitality task group, and Called to Witness.
The growth of our shared ministry is a testimony to her service. In 1994 Colette received the National Youth Ministry Award for Diocesan and Regional Service from NFCYM.
Her organizational leadership and personal integrity were great gifts to NFCYM and to our varied constituencies. Her vision of ministry and her commitment to the young Church at every level were particularly important for all of us. We were always comrades in a shared ministry.
The youth ministry communion of saints keeps expanding. May we all pause and see the world that Colette saw through the lens of her camera, may we practice the hospitality that was her hallmark, may we love family and friends as dearly as she did, and may we remember that for the Christian, death is a comma, not a period. May the angels come to greet her in the heavenly city Jerusalem and may they welcome Colette home.