Our oldest award is presented annual to a Priest, Bishop, Deacon, or School Chaplain tho supports the aims and goals of OAPCE, and has substantially contributed to the Catholic School system tin the community and to the Association in particular, through at least two years of personal service. 

Who was Monsignor B.W. Harrigan?

  • Appointed by the Ontario Bishops to the planning committee in 1949
  • Member of our first formal executive
  • A pioneer in our organization
  • Spiritual Director from 1953-1971
  • Supporting through great spirit and love
  • Responsible for the first constitution and bylaws
  • 25 years of devotion and service
  • Retired from OAPCE in 1975


Previous Winners Include

  • 1976 Reverend Patrick Fogarty
  • 1988 Father Vincent Gleeson
  • 1989 Father Jon Geary
  • 1990 Father Lalonde
  •  1992 Bishop Fred Henry
  • 1996 Father Frank Brown
  • 2001 Father James Roche
  • 2002 Father James Arseneault
  • 2009 Noel Martin
  • 2012 Deacon Fuad Nimer Boutros
  • 2013 Bishop Nicholas De Angelis
  • 2014 Father Martin Vallely