Sadie said he hoped the honor would motivate people of faith to acknowledge the work that priests, ministers, rabbis and imams do in serving them and helping to pass on their religious traditions.
Carey and Hannah have both been at St. Agnes since 1968. Carey came from Wheeling and Hannah is from Chattaroy.
The women, both 74, are part of the Serra Club in Charleston. The club exists to support clergy and seminary students.
"We have many wonderful priests, seminarians and religious sisters that have given their life to the church," Carey said. "They are the backbone of what we hand on to the next generation and we need to support them as best we can."
Carey is also co-manager of Common Grounds, a food pantry/utility assistance outreach supported by St. Agnes and two other churches.
Each year Carey and Hannah take the sisters from the Congregation of St. Joseph to a Christmas dinner at Laury's Restaurant as a way to thank them, Hannah said.
Carey said she's honored but believes that others deserve recognition for their work, too.
"We have so many other people that do some many things," Carey said. "I'd like to receive it thinking of them."
Hannah and Carey serve on the church's comfort committee, which supports parishioners following the death of loved ones.
For years each Christmas, she and another lady from St. Agnes delivered poinsettias to the church's sick and shut-ins.
Hannah also has worked on a book of history about St. Agnes and has served on the church's parish council, among other activities at the church.
She was shocked to be singled out for her service.
"I don't really feel I do more than other people do," Hannah said, adding that she is pleased to be recognized.
Sadie, Borgmeyer, Carey and Hannah will receive their honors at a Mass at Sacred Heart at 5:30 p.m. April 27.Reach Lori Kersey at lori.ker...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1240.