March 4, 2011

Priest, principal honored at luncheon

Father Gerald Kirkhoff and Franciscan Sister Joanita Koors were honored by the archdiocese during the Saint Theodora Excellence in Education Award luncheon on Feb. 23.

Father Kirkhoff received the Saint Theodora Distinguished Pastor Award for his outstanding contributions to Catholic education—including his ministry to the students at Central Catholic School in Indianapolis, and his service as the pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Indianapolis.

Sister Joanita received the Saint Theodora Distinguished Principal Award for her great work and leadership as the principal of St. Mary School in North Vernon. She also received the National Catholic Educational Association’s Distinguished Principal Award. †

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