Great Preacher Award 2017

Aquinas Institute of Theology is pleased to honor Father Ed Stanger (Holy Infant Parish, Ballwin) and Reverend Jeffrey Goeckner (St. Boniface Parish, Edwardsville) as the 24th and 25th recipients of its annual Great Preacher Award. The awards will be presented Thursday, October 19, 2017, at The Cedars Banquet Hall in St. Louis, with a VIP pre-reception taking place at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation and dinner at 7:00 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the October 19 award dinner, please contact Aquinas Institute of Theology at 314.256.8856 or or you can check out the Great Preacher Award Sponsor Packet


Aquinas Institute, sponsored by the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), instituted the Great Preacher Award in 1995 to recognize those, who by their words and actions, have contributed in an outstanding way to the building of the Catholic community. Aquinas Institute considers the Great Preacher Award a powerful means of renewing the Church and promoting good preaching while sharing its Dominican charism. The award is intended not only to sustain preachers of the Word but also to help Catholics become more attuned to hearing the Word.