LIVING STONES OF THE HOUSE OF JOSEPH

Recipients of Special Awards and Honors Bestowed by the Pontifical College Josephinum

Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5

 

The Josephinum rests on a foundation of living stones. In its infancy, and for decades following, it was funded by supporters of a German newspaper – written single-handedly by founder Joseph Jessing and printed by the orphans who were provided for through its revenues. Since that time, throughout its history, the House of Joseph has been built up by living stones. Men, women, clergy, and laity who have lived a commitment to their faith, to our seminarians, and to the Church. Many of our living stones have been the recipients of special awards as we have attempted, in a small way, to honor them for the work of their hands. 

The Jessing Award

Presented in recognition of those who have shared our founder’s vision of priesthood by service to the Josephinum.

 

1982

Reverend Monsignor Clarence DeRuntz

Reverend Monsignor Gerald Durst

Reverend Monsignor Maurice Hofer

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Kleinschmidt

Reverend Monsignor John Kleinz

Reverend Monsignor George Undreiner

 

1983

Mr. Arthur VanPaepeghem

 

1984

Reverend Monsignor Thoralf Thielen

Reverend Monsignor Clarence Klausing

 

1985

Mr. Clarence Dubaugh

Reverend Monsignor Leonard Fick

Reverend Monsignor Frank M. Mouch

Mr. Jan Nosal

Reverend Monsignor Gilbert Schmenk

 

1986

Dr. George Bonnell

Mrs. Mary Bright

 

1987

Mr. Arthur Prendergast

 

1988

Mr. Donald W. Kelley

 

1993

Most Reverend James A. Griffin

 

1995

Reverend Leo F. Stelten

 

1996

The Salesians of Don Bosco

 

1997

Reverend Monsignor Blase J. Cupich

 

1998

Mr. Donald R. Adamschick

 

1999

Reverend William D. Lynn, SJ

 

2000

Reverend Brian R. Moore

 

2003

Mr. Charles M. Helfant

Mr. John G. Reiner

The Jessing Alumnus of the Year Award

In 2008, the Pontifical College Josephinum created The Jessing Alumnus of the Year Award to recognize ordained and lay alumni who exhibit service to the Church in terms of longevity or significance in giving witness to the Church through a particular ministry within the parish, diocese, or community at large; and their support of their alma mater and her mission in the spirit of Monsignor Jessing.

 

2008

Reverend Monsignor Jim Koenigsfeld, Ordination Class of 1968 

Mr. Michael J. Fry

 

2009

Reverend Monsignor Carson LaCaze, Ordination Class of 1957 

Mr. Marvin Rezabeck

 

2010

Reverend Richard Kramer, Ordination Class of 1966 

Mr. Thomas Zilligen

 

2011

Reverend Joseph Weber, Ordination Class of 1957

Mr. Thomas Whitney

 

2012

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Borrelli, Ordination Class of 1953 

Mr. Michael Heydinger

 

2013

Reverend Jeffrey Rimelspach, College Class of 1979

Mr. Rodney Hartle

 

2014

Reverend Alfred Camp, Ordination Class of 1957

Mr. George Karg

 

2015

Reverend Monsignor Leon Duesman, Ordination Class of 1965

Mr. Donald Wampach

 

2016

Reverend Monsignor Ralph Kuehner, Ordination Class of 1950

Mr. Thomas Meyer

 

2017

Most Reverend Ronald Herzog, Ordination Class of 1968

Mr. Edward Wink

 

2018

Reverend Daniel Clayton, Ordination Class of 1968

Mr. Norman Hageman

 

2019

Reverend John Sims Baker, Ordination Class of 1994

Dr. Francis W. Conn

 

2020

Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, Ordination Class of 1970

Mr. Edward “Jim” Geiser

Pope Leo XIII Award

The Pope Leo XIII Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Pontifical College Josephinum upon members of the laity and the clergy. This award was inaugurated in 2010 and is given in recognition of the recipient’s support of priestly vocations and the Josephinum.

 

2010

Mr. and Mrs. Roger and Sally Baughman

Dr. and Mrs. Francis and Marilyn Dono

 

2011

Mr. and Mrs. Alan and Ellyn Dekker 

Mr. and Mrs. John and Sheila Reiner

 

2012

Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Teresa Franckhauser

Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Alice Nowaczek

 

2013

Mr. and Mrs. Foster and Jan Moffo

Mr. Milton Schott and The HCS Foundation

 

2014

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil and Ann Dechant

Mr. and Mrs. L. Jack and Ann Ruscilli

 

2015

Mr. and Mrs. John and Alice Heller

 

2016

Mr. and Mrs. Terrence and Gretchen O’Loughlin

Mr. and Mrs. H. John and Kathleen Sauer

 

2017

Mr. and Mrs. Carmen and Margaret Angelo

 

2018

Mr. and Mrs. Don and Monica Brown

Mr. Robert Schulte

 

2019

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck and Venetia Bramlage

 

2020

Most Reverend Christophe Pierre

Good Shepherd: Defending the Truth Award

The Good Shepherd: Defending the Truth Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Pontifical College Josephinum upon bishops. This award was inaugurated in 2010 and is given in recognition of the recipient’s support of priestly vocations and the Josephinum.

 

2010

Most Reverend John M. D'Arcy

2011

His Eminence Blase J. Cardinal Cupich

2012

Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio

2013

His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke

2014

Most Reverend Roger J. Foys

2015

Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde

2016

Most Reverend Robert J. Baker ’70

2017

Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell

2018

Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon

2019

Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley