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2024 Celebration of Mundelein
Join us for our 31st Annual Celebration of Mundelein at our annual evening of tribute on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at the Union League Chicago from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This year’s As Those Who Serve honoree is the Reverend Dennis Holtschneider, president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU).
This year’s Christo Gloria honoree is Joe Paprocki, D.Min., National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press.
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We hope you will be able to join us and invite your parish priest to attend with you as well. It will be a wonderful evening to reflect with gratitude on the history of Mundelein Seminary and to look forward with hope to the continued formation of parish priests who serve as a holy bridge between Christ and His people.
About Fr. Holtschneider
Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M. is president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU). He served as president of DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in the United States, from 2004-2017. Before that, he served as executive vice president of his alma mater, Niagara University; Clinical Associate Professor of Higher Education at SUNY Buffalo; and Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Higher Education Policy at St. John’s University, NY.
Fr. Holtschneider holds degrees in mathematics and theology, as well as a doctorate in higher education policy from Harvard University where he presently lectures on university strategy and governance. He latest study of the future of Catholic university governance was published by the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) in Summer of 2023.
He has served as board chair and then chief operations officer of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system. He presently chairs the Secretariat of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) as well as the boards of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California and The National Pastoral Migratoria which provides services to recently arrived immigrants in various U.S. cities. He is also co-founder and board chair of The Institute for Global Homelessness, addressing worldwide street homelessness in partnership with the United Nations.
About Joe Paprocki, D.Min.
Joe Paprocki, DMin, the National Consultant for Faith Formation for Loyola Press, has been in pastoral ministry for over 40 years, has authored over 20 books (including his most recent, 8 Steps to Energize Your Faith), and presented in over 150 dioceses in North America. Joe received his Masters Degree from the Institute of Pastoral Studies (Loyola University of Chicago) and his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary). Joe blogs about his catechetical experiences and insights at www.catechistsjourney.com. He and his wife of 41 years, Joanne, live in Evergreen Park, IL. They have two grown children and 4 grandchildren.