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File #: 14-5253    Version: 1 Name: HONORING MONSIGNOR KENNETH VELO
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/5/2014 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/10/2014 Final action: 9/10/2014
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION HONORING MONSIGNOR KENNETH VELO WHEREAS, The Justinian Society of Lawyers will be honoring Monsignor Kenneth Velo with its Award of Excellence at its Annual Installation Dinner on September 10, 2014; and WHEREAS, Monsignor Velo was ordained in 1973 and was appointed to St. Angela's Parish in Chicago; and WHEREAS, in 1980, Monsignor Velo was appointed to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, with residence at Queen of All Saints Basilica; and WHEREAS, in the following years, Monsignor Velo served in various administrative positions, including as vice chancellor of the Archdiocese of Chicago and as executive assistant to Joseph Cardinal Bernadin; and WHEREAS, in 1993, Monsignor Velo was named president of the Catholic Church Extension Society, a national organization that raises funds and awareness for mission dioceses in the United States; and WHEREAS, in 1996, Pope John Paul II named Monsignor Velo Prelate of Honor with the title of Monsi...
Sponsors: PETER N. SILVESTRI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION HONORING MONSIGNOR KENNETH VELO

WHEREAS, The Justinian Society of Lawyers will be honoring Monsignor Kenneth Velo with its Award of Excellence at its Annual Installation Dinner on September 10, 2014; and

WHEREAS, Monsignor Velo was ordained in 1973 and was appointed to St. Angela's Parish in Chicago; and

WHEREAS, in 1980, Monsignor Velo was appointed to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, with residence at Queen of All Saints Basilica; and

WHEREAS, in the following years, Monsignor Velo served in various administrative positions, including as vice chancellor of the Archdiocese of Chicago and as executive assistant to Joseph Cardinal Bernadin; and

WHEREAS, in 1993, Monsignor Velo was named president of the Catholic Church Extension Society, a national organization that raises funds and awareness for mission dioceses in the United States; and

WHEREAS, in 1996, Pope John Paul II named Monsignor Velo Prelate of Honor with the title of Monsignor; and

WHEREAS, Monsignor Velo began his responsibilities at DePaul University in 2001, where he helped to extend the services of the university to the Catholic community and other entities and where he now serves as senior executive of Catholic collaboration; and

WHEREAS, Monsignor Velo serves a co-chair of the Big Shoulders Fund, which raises funds for inner-city Catholic schools in Chicago. More than 24,000 students in 93 schools are helped by Big Shoulders; and

WHEREAS, Monsignor Velo was a member of the Priests' Personnel Board of the Archdiocese for more than 22 years; and

WHEREAS, Monsignor Velo is a member of the board of Lurie Children's Hospital, a trustee of St. Mary's College, a board member of Trinity High School, and a life trustee of Fenwick College Prep.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby congratulate Monsignor Velo on receiving the Justinian's Society's Award of Excellence; and

BE IT FUR...

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