Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly Receives University of Scranton Arrupe Award


The University of Scranton presented its annual Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry to Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, executive director of Catholic Social Services for the Diocese of Scranton, at a ceremony on campus April 3. He also serves as the executive director of both the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton and the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre. 

The Arrupe Award is named in honor of the late Very Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1983. The University instituted the award in 1995 to further its namesake’s vision by recognizing men and women for outstanding contributions in a wide variety of Ignatian-inspired ministries.

A story about the award presentation, written by University Student Correspondent Catherine Erbicella, a senior from Media, can be seen at the 


At The University of Scranton’s Arrupe Award Ceremony are, from left, Richard G. Malloy, S.J., vice president for University mission and ministry, Arrupe Award recipient Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and Ryan J. Maher, S.J., the executive director of the University’s Jesuit Center.


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