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St. Gabriel names Keystone Award winner

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ST. ANDREW DEANERY — St. Gabriel Consolidated School has named Father Mark Burger, former pastor of St. John’s Parish in West Chester, as the recipient of its seventh annual Father John Porter Keystone Award for contributing to the ongoing success of Catholic schools.


Father Mark Burger
Father Mark Burger and Joseph Epplen, principal of St. Gabriel School. (Courtesy photo)

Father Burger was selected for this award for “the many profound ways he has had an impact on the students of St. Gabriel’s” through Masses and classroom visits.

The Father John Porter Keystone Award is given in honor of Father Porter, who served as pastor at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Liberty Township, was heavily involved in the consolidation of St. Gabriel in the early 1990s and was a staunch supporter of the school. He is now retired.

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