(Photo-Above, from left) “Achievement” medalist Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks, Bishop Robert Brennan, Sandra and Jerry Ulibarri (“Principal’s Award” honorees) and St. Charles Principal Jim Lower.
The St. Charles community gathered on Friday, November 1, 2019 to commemorate the Feast of All-Saints with a special emphasis on our patron, St. Charles Borromeo.
As part of the liturgy, the school bestowed two of its most significant honors: The Borromean Medal for Distinguished Achievement was awarded to Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks (a 1970 St. Charles Borromeo College graduate) and The Principal’s Award for Leadership and Service to St. Charles was presented to Sandra and Jerry Ulibarri.
Mass was held in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons with Bishop Robert Brennan serving as the main celebrant. He was assisted by Deacon Don Poirier, Deacon Marion Smithberger ’72, Msgr. Bill Dunn ’57, Msgr. Paul Enke ’64 (St. Edwards Parish), Fr. Matt Hoover (Immaculate Conception Parish) and Msgr. Hendricks (St. Brigid of Kildare Parish). A light lunch reception catered by Bosc + Brie followed in the Campus.
Here is the introduction each received from St. Charles Advisory Board Chairman Alex Loehrer ’94 as he called each of the honorees to the stage to receive their honor from St. Charles Principal Jim Lower:
Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks, has served the Diocese of Columbus for forty-seven years. During that time Monsignor served as Spiritual Director at the Pontifical College Josephinum and Director of Spiritual Formation there. In addition, he was founding director of the Permanent Deacon School for the Diocese of Columbus. Monsignor Hendricks also served the Diocese of Columbus as Assistant to the Bishop, Vicar General, Vicar for Administration, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Secretary to the Bishop. He has served St. Brigid of Kildare Parish for the last twenty-two years as an associate priest and pastor. Monsignor Hendricks serves the community on the boards of several local charitable organizations.
Therefore, for his service to the people of the Diocese of Columbus; for his dedication to the citizens of central Ohio; and for his personal generosity and support of Saint Charles over many years, the St. Charles Advisory Board bestows the 2019 Borromean Medal for Distinguished Achievement on Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks.
Sandra and Jerry Ulibarri, have helped to complete major transformative design and construction projects in the last several years for some of St. Charles’ most cherished and distinctive campus spaces. They have facilitated improvements in the Holy Angels Library, the Mother of Mercy Chapel, the Campus Theater and Cavello Center, the design elements of the Robotics and Mentoring Center; and most recently, the renovation of the Fine Arts Center’s Art Room. Besides managing their successful business, Kobolt Studios, Sandra and Jerry are busy parents of four young men and very dedicated and active parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Parish.
Therefore, for their commitment to beautifying spaces all over the world; for their continued involvement at Our Lady of Peace Parish; and especially for their loyalty and commitment to Saint Charles, the Saint Charles Advisory Board bestows the 2019 Principal’s Award for Leadership and Service to St. Charles on Sandra and Jerry Ulibarri.
Our thanks and appreciation to Monsignor, the Ulibarris and ALL those who work on behalf of St. Charles Preparatory School, the Diocese of Columbus and others throughout the community as “their brother’s keeper.”
Students carrying banners created by the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes lead the Bishop and clergy to the altar during the processional hymn.
Bishop Brennan joked at the end of the liturgy that he’d never felt like he had much much power’…just before releasing the students from class for the rest of the day.
The Ulibarri family (from left)
Many friends, family and St. Brigid parish and school office staff members were on hand to celebrate with Msgr. Hendricks.
No one left hungry after enjoying panini sandwiches, meatballs, chicken wings and cut vegetables and fruit that had been prepared by Bosc + Brie.