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  • February 13, 2018
  • 2:33 pm

IPS Honored with “Coordinating Board Award” by Association of Chicago Priests

February 13, 2018

At its 51st Annual Mardi Gras & Ministry Awards gathering over the weekend, the Association of Chicago Priests (ACP) recognized IPS with a Coordinating Board Award.

Coordinating Board Awards were first given in 1973 and are presented to individuals and groups within the Archdiocese in recognition and appreciation for their outstanding contributions to the life of the Church of Chicago.

In addition to IPS, the following also received a Coordinating Board Award:

  • Purpose over Pain
  • Wellness Programs for Priests- Loyola University, Ramute Kemeza, BSN, RN
  • Relevant Radio – Chicago
  • Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Radio and Television

During the same evening, Fr. Charles W. Dahm, a Dominican priest and the Archdiocesan Director of Domestic Violence Outreach, was honored with the Saint John XXIII AwardCatholic Charities Chicago received the The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Common Ground Award.

IPS is humbled to receive a Coordinating Board Award, especially given the ACP’s mission:

  • To cooperate with the Archbishop in the Pastoral Care of the Local Church.
  • To foster dialogue and support among priests and deacons locally, nationally and abroad.
  • To nourish collaboration of priests and deacons with others serving in ministry.
  • To promote locally, ecumenism among the Christian Churches, and to cooperate with and promote interfaith dialogue with other faiths.
  • To seek cooperative action that promotes peace and justice through the entire metropolitan community, particularly noticing and attending to the needs of the poor and the alienated.
  • To strive for equality of women and men of all races and cultures.


To learn more about IPS, go to https://www.luc.edu/ips/.    For those interested in applying to IPS, go to https://gpem.luc.edu/apply/.
  • By Bob O'Gorman on 2.13.2018 at 12:47 pm

    Congratulations on this recognition!