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 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.

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.
  • 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 Ol