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Notre Dame College to Recognize its Chaplain with 2013 Fidelia Award
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Notre Dame College to Recognize its Chaplain with 2013 Fidelia Award

Notre Dame College will honor its chaplain and professor emeritus, Father Edward Mehok─who has spent more than 50 years ministering and teaching at the College─with the 2013 Fidelia Award, one of the highest honors the College bestows.

Mehok, 80, who first joined Notre Dame in the fall of 1961 to celebrate the school liturgy every Friday, will be recognized during an invitation-only dinner Thursday, Sept. 19, at the College.

Mehok became the College’s full-time chaplain and a faculty member in 1990, teaching theology and English at Notre Dame for a total of 16 years, even after he officially retired in 2002.

In addition to his more than 50 years as a professor and chaplain at Notre Dame, Mehok served as co-pastor at St. John of the Cross (formerly St. Felicitas Parish) in Euclid for 40 years and as a teacher and administrator at Borromeo Seminary College for 30 years.

He also served for three years at St. Catherine’s Parish in Cleveland after he was first ordained.

Notre Dame presents the Fidelia Award annually to those who have rendered distinguished service and demonstrated outstanding fidelity to the College. The recipients are determined by Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees.

The 2013 Fidelia Award is presented as part of the College's Founders' Week, Sept. 15-21, an annual weeklong campus celebration that highlights Notre Dame’s history, values and mission and honors those individuals who had the courage to build and grow the institution.