Maura Baker, Staff Writer.
The Good Shepherd Dinner is the Pontifical College Josephinum’s signature fundraising event, with $130,000 raised in support of the college this year alone. The dinner, held this year on the 25th of April, was attended by over 200 guests in support of the Josephinum, including honored guest His Excellency, The Most Rev. Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States and chancel- lor of the Josephinum.
Of the awards granted at the dinner, the first, known as the Pope Leo XIII award was presented to John Erwin, a parishioner of St. Paul Parish, Westerville, Oh., for his service in support of priestly vocations. Also during the dinner, Mr. Erwin was appointed a Knight of The Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great by Archbishop Pierre — a knighthood of the Holy See estab- lished in 1831 by Pope Gregory XVI.
The dinner’s namesake award, the Good Shepherd Award, was awarded to Father Raymond Enzweiler, resident priest of St. Thomas Parish, Ft. Thomas, Ky., and faculty of Thomas More University. Father Enzweiler was recognized for his contributions to the seminary and his dedication to Catholic higher education, having served the Josephinum as faculty from 2011–2019, and as Vice Rector and dean, 2016–2019.
Father Steven Beseau, rector and president of the Josephinum, fondly regards Father Enzweiler’s service to the Josephinum and the Church, saying, “he never gave up his most important job, that of being a shepherd for
Christ’s sheep. He is fully present to those who need him, and helps to guide them closer to Christ and the peace, love, and joy our faith offers.”