I’ll be teaching as a guest lecturer at Fordham today (Saturday, 9/30) on Millennial young adults for my mentor Dr. Kieran Scott. Later in the evening, I’ll also be attending the first annual Sapietia et Doctrina Awards Dinner for the Grad School of Religion and Religious Education. I’ve served on the committee for the event and will be lectoring at the mass and also serving as the coordinator of the awards ceremony. Should be fun.
The big awards will go to:
Fr. Vincent Novak, SJ and his Brother Joseph Novak, SJ along with Dr. Jack Nelson. They get the Founders Award for outstanding service to the grad school. They are the founders of the school and the award is named in perpetuity in their names.
Msgr. Phil Murnion also gets the Gaudium et Spes award posthumously for his work with the National Pastoral Life Center.
Other award recipients include:
Msgr Howard Caulkins – for his parish work and his outstanding hospitality to foreign clergy–especially those from Africa.
John Roberto- a name synonymous with youth mnistry and with the Center for Ministry Development.
Emmanuel Neno – who has served courageously in the church in Pakistan.
Patricia O’Neill- the first US woman to serve as vocations director for a religious order.
Kathleen Geelan, Sr. Miriam Cleary & Sr. Karen Doyle- three renowed spiritual directors in the area.
Sr. Deborah Humphries- who has worked for justice amongst inner city familes.
Fr. Frank McNulty- an outstanding pastor and moral theologian.
Sr. Joann Plumpe – who was an outstanding campus minister in Utah (can’t be easy to be Catholic there, never mind working in ministry).
Rev. Doug Ronshiem – the president of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
Lyn and Tom Scheuring- the founders of LAMP ministries, an outstanding service organization.
Kathy Nelson and Dr. Peter Ellis will also be honored for their outstanding contributions to the school.
Should be a fun night. Pics coming tomorrow.