December 5, 2014

Benedictine Father Anthony Vinson receives national vocation award

Benedictine Father Anthony Vinson, administrator of St. Meinrad Parish in St. Meinrad and St. Boniface Parish in Fulda, received the 2014 Recognition Award from the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC), at its anniversary banquet on Nov. 9 in Chicago.

Father Anthony has served two terms on the NRVC national board and has served on various committees, including as chair of the finance committee. In 2013, he was one of the NRVC site coordinators for the English-speaking venue for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro.

During his tenure on the board, Father Anthony was instrumental in strengthening the collaboration between NRVC and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, which led to NRVC’s successful participation in the National Catholic Youth Conference.

He also served on an advisory group to study the establishment of a fund to assist religious institutes in their welcome of candidates with student loans. The culmination of this group’s work was the recent development of the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations.

Father Anthony will serve as secretary-treasurer of the new fund’s board of directors.

In addition to serving as administrator for two parishes in the archdiocese, Father Anthony also serves as the director of pastoral formation for Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad and as a chaplain at St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Ky. †

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