Over 200 Local Catholic Parishioners to Be Honored with “Manifesting the Kingdom” Award

January 02, 2014

HYATTSVILLE, Md. – Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, will honor 204 individuals from parishes and Catholic organizations across the Archdiocese of Washington for their exceptional service to the local church on Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

At the conclusion of Mass, the cardinal will present each honoree with an individual award. This will be the second time that the “Manifesting the Kingdom” award has been given out in the Archdiocese of Washington since Cardinal Wuerl became archbishop in 2006.

Each pastor was invited to nominate an individual or couple to receive the award. In addition, nominations were sought from major superiors of religious communities as well as corporations and those who serve the Church outside of the parish structure.

Below is a complete list of award winners organized by the location of the parishes and organizations who nominated them.

Washington, D.C.
Jean Allen, Washington, D.C. – Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
Vicenta Avendano, Washington, D.C. – Our Lady, Queen of the Americas, Washington, D.C.
Pamela Bankett, Washington, D.C. – St. Gabriel, Washington, D.C.
Cynthia Battle, Washington, D.C. – Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Washington, D.C.
James Belson, Annapolis, Md. – Catholic Charities, Washington, D.C.
Ronald Blocker, Bowie, Md. – St. Vincent de Paul, Washington, D.C.
Deacon William and Mary Boesman, Washington, D.C. – St. Thomas Apostle, Washington, D.C.
Frank and Catherine Boris, Silver Spring, Md. – Nativity, Washington, D.C.
Bertrand Bouhour, Washington, D.C. – St. Louis de France, Washington, D.C.
Lois Bowman, Washington, D.C. – St. Francis Xavier, Washington, D.C.
Wanda Brooks, Oxon Hill, Md. – St. Thomas More, Washington, D.C.
David and Mary Brown, Washington, D.C. – Church of the Annunciation, Washington, D.C.
Francis Butler, Washington, D.C. – Holy Trinity, Washington, D.C.
Charles Chesley, Washington, D.C. – Our Lady Queen of Peace, Washington, D.C.
Richard Costello, Arlington, Va. – St. Mary, Mother of God, Washington D.C.
Christopher Crawford, Nashua, N.H. – The George Washington University Newman Center, Washington, D.C.
Olivia Crosby, Rockville, Md. – Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C.
Kathleen Curtin, Washington, D.C. – Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Washington D.C.
Cecilia Daly, Arlington, Va. – St. Dominic, Washington, D.C.
Mary Beth de Ribeaux, Laytonsville, Md. – Office of Priest Vocations, Washington, D.C.
Marguerite Duane, Washington, D.C. – St. Anthony of Padua, Washington, D.C.
Sherlene Duckett, Washington, D.C. – St. Benedict the Moor, Washington, D.C.
June Felix, Washington, D.C. – St. Martin of Tours, Washington, D.C.
Steven Gallagher, Arlington, Va. – Our Lady of Victory, Washington, D.C.
Brother Ignacio Gonzalez, O.S.B., Washington, D.C. – St. Anselm’s Abbey School, Washington, D.C.
Dorothy Gray, Washington, D.C. – Epiphany, Washington, D.C.
Mozelle Harris, Washington, D.C. – Holy Redeemer, Washington, D.C.
Otto Heck, Washington, D.C. – St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
James and Ann Hoffman, Washington, D.C. – Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Washington, D.C.
Francesco and Anna Isgro, McLean, Va. – Holy Rosary, Washington, D.C.
James and Christine Kernan, Washington, D. C. – St. Ann, Washington, D. C.
Christine Kirby, Washington, D.C. – St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
Sister Emmanuella Ladipo, H.H.C.J., Washington, D.C. – St. Augustine Catholic School, Washington, D.C.
Ruey-Pyng Lu, Rockville, Md. – Our Lady of China Pastoral Mission, Washington, D.C.
Father Robert McCreary, O.F.M. Cap., Washington, D.C. – Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, Washington, D.C.
Hilda McDougald, Washington, D.C. – St. Luke, Washington, D.C.
Cheryl McLaughlin, Washington, D.C. – Holy Name, Washington, D.C.
Susannah Patton, Washington, D.C. – Blessed John Paul II Seminary, Washington, D.C.
Arthur and Johnnie Queen, Landover, Md. – Church of the Incarnation, Washington, D.C.
*Mrs. Johnnie Queen passed away on Oct. 11, 2013.
Marita Riddick, Washington, D.C. – Archbishop Carroll High School, Washington, D.C.
Houston and Linda Roberson, Washington, D.C. – St. Teresa of Avila, Washington, D.C.
Joseph Samora, Washington, D.C. – St. Patrick, Washington, D.C.
Maria Nenita Sanares, Washington, D.C. – St. Stephen Martyr, Washington, D.C.
Edwin Stokes, Jr., Washington, D.C. – Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Washington, D.C.
George Thomas, Washington, D.C. – Assumption, Washington, D.C.
Theodore and Mary Wade, Washington, D.C. – St. Francis de Sales, Washington, D.C.
Father Malcolm Sylvester Willoughby, O.P., Washington, D.C. – Dominican Friars, Washington, D.C.
Anthony Woodson, Sterling Va. – Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, Washington, D.C.

Montgomery County
Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Adelphi, Md. – St. Camillus Church, Silver Spring, Md.
Mariano and Leonor Arbaiza, Silver Spring, Md. – Christ the King, Silver Spring, Md.
John and Margaret Arness, Rockville, Md. – Our Lady of Lourdes, Bethesda, Md.
Dave and Mary Ellen Barringer, Silver Spring, Md. – St. Bernadette, Silver Spring, Md.
John and Kimberlyn Bauhs, Germantown, Md. – Mother Seton, Germantown, Md.
Jason Bodmer, Dickerson, Md. – St. Mary, Barnesville, Md.
Rupert and Maureen Brady, Bethesda, Md. – St. Bartholomew, Bethesda, Md.
George Brown, Olney, Md. – St. Peter, Olney, Md.
Aldo and Mary Cardoza, Silver Spring, Md. – Our Lady of Sorrows, Takoma Park, Md.
Kevin Carmack, Poolesville, Md. – Our Lady of the Presentation, Poolesville, Md.
Anthony and Ellen Castellano, Montgomery Village, Md. – St. John Neumann, Gaithersburg, Md.
Myongchol Cho, Silver Spring, Md. – St. Andrew Kim, Olney, Md.
John and Suzanne Clark, Gaithersburg, Md. – St. Rose of Lima, Gaithersburg, Md.
Daniel and Barbara Connors, Silver Spring, Md. – Our Lady of Grace, Silver Spring, Md.
Carole Day, Rockville, Md. – St. Mary, Rockville, Md.
Sister Irene Dunn, Silver Spring, Md. – Victory Housing, Inc., Rockville, Md.
Mary Jane Eldridge, Silver Spring, Md. – St. Michael the Archangel, Silver Spring, Md.
Michael Friel, Darnestown, Md. – Mary of Nazareth School, Darnestown, Md.
Ray Gouker, Bethesda, Md. – St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Bethesda, Md.
Wendel and Arleen Hall, Derwood, Md. – St. Francis of Assisi, Derwood, Md.
Carla Duryea Haywood, Silver Spring, Md. – St. John the Evangelist, Silver Spring, Md.
Craig Hostetler, Gaithersburg, Md. – St. Martin of Tours, Gaithersburg, Md.
Connie Johnson, Germantown, Md. – Our Lady of the Visitation, Darnestown, Md.
William and Karen Jones, Rockville, Md. – St. Patrick, Rockville, Md.
*Mrs. Karen Jones passed away on Sept. 28, 2013.
Louis Kratz, Jr., Rockville, Md. – Shrine of St. Jude, Rockville, Md.
Antonio and Eliana Lamprea, Silver Spring, Md. – St. Catherine Labouré, Wheaton, Md.
Segundina Lorenzo, Bethesda, Md. – Victory Housing’s Bartholomew House, Bethesda, Md.
Elizabeth Meers, Washington, D.C. – Church of the Little Flower, Bethesda, Md.
Marrianne Moore, Silver Spring, Md. – St. John the Baptist, Silver Spring, Md.
Phuong Thanh Nguyen, Burtonsville, Md. – Our Lady of Vietnam, Silver Spring, Md.
Jan and Maria Obrzut, Germantown, Md. – Our Lady, Queen of Poland, Silver Spring, Md.
Steven and Rosemary Reeves, Damascus, Md. – St. Paul, Damascus, Md.
Stephen Riley, Potomac, Md. – Our Lady of Mercy, Potomac, Md.
Kevin Rogan, Potomac, Md. – Our Lady of Mercy, Potomac, Md.
David and Barbara Ruppert, Kensington, Md. – Holy Cross, Garrett Park, Md.
Deacon Frank and Elaine Salatto, Jr., Boyds, Md. – St. Raphael, Rockville, Md.
Brother David Schlatter, Silver Spring, Md. – Holy Name Province, Silver Spring, Md.
Barbara Smothers, Bethesda, Md. – Holy Redeemer, Kensington, Md.
Stephen and Kathy Tigani, Bethesda, Md. – Church of the Little Flower, Bethesda, Md.
Joseph Weisgerber, Silver Spring, Md. – Church of the Resurrection, Burtonsville, Md.
Thomas Welch, Jr., Rockville, Md. – St. Peter, Olney, Md.
Brian Werth, Rockville, Md. – St. Elizabeth, Rockville, Md.
Kenneth White, Silver Spring, Md. – St. Andrew Apostle, Silver Spring, Md.

Prince George’s County
Joseph and Jacqueline Bates, Lanham, Md. – St. Matthias the Apostle, Lanham, Md.
William and Margaret Bechtold, Laurel, Md. – St. Nicholas, Laurel, Md.
Richard and Wilma Blackman, Hyattsville, Md. – St. John the Baptist de la Sale, Chillum, Md.
Lisa Greey, College Park, Md. – University of Maryland Catholic Student Center, College Park, Md.
Vernon Griffith, Upper Marlboro, Md. – St. Mary of the Assumption, Upper Marlboro, Md.
Elsworth Harley, Forestville, Md. – Church of the Holy Spirit, Forestville, Md.
Regina Harvey, Clinton, Md. – St. Margaret of Scotland, Capitol Heights, Md.
Helen Harris, Bowie, Md. – Ascension, Bowie, Md.
Thomas Kennedy, Fort Washington, Md. – St. Ignatius, Oxon Hill, Md.
John and Cora Landicho, Beltsville, Md. – St. Joseph, Beltsville, Md.
Orlando and Dolores Marinaccio, New Carrollton, Md. – St. Mary, Landover Hills, Md.
James and Bernadette McAuliffe, Hyattsville, Md. – St. Jerome, Hyattsville, Md.
Mary McDonough, Bowie, Md. – Sacred Heart, Bowie, Md.
Arthur and Margaret McKnew, Riverdale, Md. – St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Riverdale Park, Md.
Miriam Miller, Bowie, Md. – St. Edward the Confessor, Bowie, Md.
Lorna Mullenax, Clinton, Md. – St. John the Evangelist, Clinton, Md.
Clement James Munno, Laurel, Md. – St. Mary of the Mills, Laurel, Md.
Helen Norris, Temple Hills, Md. – Holy Family, Hillcrest Heights, Md.
Robert Pannell, Jr., Laurel, Md. – Holy Redeemer, College Park, Md.
Juanita Pointer, Upper Marlboro, Md. – Most Holy Rosary, Upper Marlboro, Md.
Francis Proctor, Brandywine, Md. – St. Michael, Baden, Md.
Almosfred and Norma Retener, Fort Washington, Md. – St. Columba, Oxon Hill, Md.
Jack and Eileen Richards, Mitchellville, Md. – Holy Family, Mitchellville, Md.
Barbara Rondeau, Greenbelt, Md. – St. Hugh of Grenoble, Greenbelt, Md.
Michael and Ruth Roth, Bowie, Md. – St. Pius X, Bowie, Md.
Eduardo and Aldina Santos, Crofton, Md. – Our Lady of Fatima, Riverdale Park, Md.
Josephine Saunders, Laurel, Md. – St. Mary of the Mills, Laurel, Md.
Mary Savoy, Aquasco, Md. – St. Dominic, Aquasco, Md.
Rosa Solórzano, Hyattsville, Md. – St. James, Mount Rainier, Md.
George and Erma Torney, Hyattsville, Md. – St. Joseph, Largo, Md.
Roberto and Carmen Torres, Cheverly, Md. – St. Ambrose, Cheverly, Md.
William Upperman, Fort Washington, Md. – St. Mary’s of Piscataway, Clinton, Md.
Richard Wagner, Forestville, Md. – Mount Calvary, Forestville, Md.
Joanne Wasson, Clinton, Md. – St. John the Evangelist, Clinton, Md.
Morgan and Kathy Wootten, Hyattsville, Md. – St. Mark the Evangelist, Hyattsville, Md.
Lorraine Wright, Camp Springs, Md. – St. Philip the Apostle, Camp Springs, Md.
Juan Carlos and Elsy Zaldivar, Fort Washington, Md. – St. Bernardine of Siena, Suitland, Md.

Calvert County
Joseph Carr, Dunkirk, Md. – Jesus the Good Shepherd, Owings, Md.
Ebbe Divins, Sunderland, Md. – Jesus the Divine Word, Huntingtown, Md.
Lawrence Donnelly, Huntingtown, Md. – St. John Vianney, Prince Frederick, Md.
Maureen Hudson, Fairhaven, Md. – St. Anthony, North Beach, Md.
Joanne McCoy, Solomons, Md. – Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Solomons, Md.
Sister Barbara Rohe, Solomons, Md. – Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Solomons, Md.

Charles County
Kenneth Allston, Hughesville, Md. – St. Mary, Bryantown, Md.
Chester Bowling, Faulkner, Md. – St. Mary, Newport, Md.
Margaret Campbell, Newburg, Md. – Holy Ghost, Issue, Md.
Stephen Clements, Indian Head, Md. – St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Indian Head, Md.
Sue Greer, Nanjemoy, Md. – St. Ignatius Loyola, Hilltop, Md.
Angela Hume, Port Tobacco, Md. – St. Ignatius, Chapel Point, Md.
Jeanette Jacobs, Waldorf, Md. – Our Lady Help of Christians, Waldorf, Md.
Sandra McGraw, Waldorf, Md. – St. Peter, Waldorf, Md.
Judy Prinkey, White Plains, Md. – St. Joseph, Pomfret, Md.
Steven and Amy Retzlaff, Hughesville, Md. – St. Francis de Sales, Benedict, Md.
Robert Rupp, White Plains, Md. – Sacred Heart, La Plata, Md.

St. Mary’s County
Evelyn Arnold, Mechanicsville, Md. – Immaculate Conception, Mechanicsville, Md.
Dennis and Mary Cantwell, Mechanicsville, Md. – Our Lady of the Wayside, Chaptico, Md.
Anne Davis, Hollywood, Md. – St. Aloysius, Leonardtown, Md.
Patrick Goode, Chaptico, Md. – Sacred Heart, Bushwood, Md.
David Hammett, Valley Lee, Md. – St. George, Valley Lee, Md.
Matthew Hendrick, Mechanicsville, Md. – St. Joseph, Morganza, Md.
Robert and Joan Hmieleski, Great Mills, Md. – Holy Face, Great Mills, Md.
Joseph and Elizabeth Holly, Leonardtown, Md. – Our Lady’s Church, Medley’s Neck, Md.
William and Shirley Nickerson, Compton, Md. – St. Francis Xavier, Newtowne, Md.
Richard Olon, Hollywood, Md. – St. John, Hollywood, Md.
Julia Raley, St. Inigoes, Md. – St. Michael, Ridge, Md.
William and Olga Russell, Leonardtown, Md. – Our Lady’s Church, Medley’s Neck, Md.
Jacqueline Wilson, Avenue, Md. – Holy Angels Church, Avenue, Md.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 620,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 96 Catholic schools, located in Washington, DC, and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.

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