St. John’s Honors two Alumni, the Vincentian Community and inaugurates the Evangelii Gaudium Award for it’s 75’th Anniversary Gala

August 20, 2015

St. John’s Honors two Alumni, the Vincentian Community and inaugurates the Evangelii Gaudium Award for it’s 75’th Anniversary Gala

On September 12, 2015, St. John’s Seminary will conclude a year-long celebration of its 75th Aniversary with a Gala Dinner at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Those to be honored as Distinguished Alumni will be Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik, pastor of the cathedral and a great supporter of vocations with 4 seminarians, three of whom are students at St. John’s. Msgr. Craig Cox, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Santa Clarita is the second honoree. Fr. Craig served with great distinction as Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese, Vicar for Clergy and Rector of St. John’s Seminary. Of particular importance in this 75th Anniversary year is giving honor to the Vincentian Community who have served as professors and formation advisors at St. John’s since its opening. Finally, the seminary will honor Sr. Edith Prendergast with the first Evangelii Gaudium Award, a new way to honor individuals who, though not alumni, have had particular influence on the education and formation of priests and seminarians. As Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for the past 2 decades, Sr. Edith has had an unparalleled impact on the formation and continuing education of priests.

Previous Honorees Include:

2014
Monsignor Norman F. Priebe
Mr. Michael M. Clements
Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson
Monsignor Helmut A. Hefner
Reverend Thomas J. Peacha

2013
Archbishop George Niederauer
Monsignors Gary Bauler
Terrence Richey
Jerome Schmit
Dr. Paul Ford

2012
Monsignor Timothy J. Dyer
Cardinal William J. Levada
Jeremiah J. McCarthy
Monsignor Donal Mulcahy
Marvin J. Southard

2011
Cardinal Roger Mahony
Father Michael McCullough
Monsignors Peter Nugent
Patrick Thompson
Christopher Redondo

2010
Cardinal Justin Rigali
Monsignor Henry Gomez
Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson
Ronald Swett
Bob Hurd.

2009
Monsignor Wilbur L. Davis
Monsignor John A. Fosselman
Mr. Neil A. Parent
Bishop Joseph M. Sartoris
Monsignor Royale M. Vadakin

To learn more, visit: http://www.stjohnsseminary75th.org/