2017 Catholic Man of the Year

Josef L. Banks 

In Memory 1963-2017









Award was presented by Bishop Frederick Campbell  

on February 3, 2017

Josef Banks was a professional photographer and spent considerable time as a volunteer maintaining the interior of his church. "He was hard-working, a committed Catholic in his spiritual life, and a good and trustworthy co-worker and friend,” says his pastor, Father Joshua Wagner. He volunteered in 2009 as a photographer on a pediatric medical mission to Enugu, Nigeria, documenting the activities of a 12-member medical team which assisted about 880 infants and children. Josef Banks graduated from Columbus Corpus Christi School and Columbus Father Wehrle High School and received a degree in photography from The Ohio State University, where he was a member of the track team. He has coached track at Columbus St. Charles Preparatory School and boys basketball in Pickerington.


This event was generously sponsored by Mr. Len Barbe, Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch, 8425 Pulsar Place, Suite 200, Columbus OH 43240. Contact Len at (614) 825-4048. Thank you for your sponsorship, Len!!

Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club

Fostering a Christ-centered spirituality in men that offers ongoing personal conversion; providing information necessary to be a positive witness in your daily life; offering insight on how to have a Christian impact in the workplace and a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith

Catholic Men's Luncheons are held on the first Friday of the month from February to June and from September to December. No reservations are required! All luncheons are held at St. Patrick church in downtown Columbus, Ohio

Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club proudly sponsors the annual Catholic Man of the Year recognition event!


Catholic Men's Ministry

7080 Westview Drive

Worthington, OH 43085

Follow Us on Social Media:

  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle
  • YouTube - Grey Circle
  • Instagram - Grey Circle
  • LinkedIn - Grey Circle