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Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Presents Master of Divinity Degrees to Class of 2017


Deacon Night 2017

Twenty seminarians and one lay man received their Master of Divinity and/or Master of Theology degrees on Friday, May 5 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. The next step for the seminarians is to be ordained as priests in their respective dioceses, which typically occurs over the summer.

Helping celebrate this occasion was Monsignor Andrew R. Baker, S.T.D., rector and vice president of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Chancellor of the Seminary and Archbishop of Baltimore William E. Lori, S.T.D., S’77, and Mount St. Mary’s University Interim President Timothy Trainor, Ph.D.

Congratulations to the Seminary Class of 2017!

(Listed from left to right)

First row - Monsignor Andrew R. Baker, S.T.D., rector and vice president of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Rev. Adam Ewald Grelinger (Wichita) Master of Divinity Master of Arts (theology)/moral theology, Rev. René Joseph Pellessier (Lafayette/Archdiocese for Military Services) Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (theology)/church history, Rev. Matthew Christopher Hebert (Lafayette) Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (theology)/moral theology, Mount St. Mary’s University Interim President Timothy Trainor, Ph.D., Chancellor of the Seminary and Archbishop of Baltimore William E. Lori, S.T.D., S’77, Rev. Eric Russell Burgener (Fort Wayne-South Bend) Master of Divinity, Bachelor of Sacred Theology (through D.H.S.), Rev. Edmund Michael Herzog (Wichita) Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (theology)/moral theology, Rev. J. Daniel Mindling O.F.M. Cap., S.T.D.

Second row - Retired Lt. Cmdr. Brendan McCall, Master of Arts (theology)/systematic theology, Rev. Cole Gavin Daily (Lafayette-in-Indiana) Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (theology)/moral theology, Rev. Lee William Brokaw (Peoria) Master of Divinity, Bachelor of Sacred Theology (through D.H.S.), Rev. Coady Patrick Owens (Lafayette-in-Indiana) Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (theology)/church history, Rev. Dennis Michael Di Benedetto (Fort Wayne-South Bend) Master of Divinity, Rev. Francis Scott Karnik (Fargo) Master of Divinity, Rev. Eduar Gutierrez Tovar (Hartford), Master of Divinity, Rev. Eric Manuel Zuniga (Hartford) Master of Divinity, Rev. Joshua Robert Cavender (Harrisburg) Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (theology)/sacred scripture.

Third row - Rev. Timothy Cole Kennett (Lincoln) Master of Divinity, Thomas Wayne Zehr (Fort Wayne-South Bend) Master of Divinity, Rev. Jason Henry Doher (Lincoln) Master of Divinity, Rev. Andrew Joseph Labenz (Wichita) Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (theology)/moral theology, Rev. Peter Jerome Gruber, CO (Pittsburgh Oratory of St. Philip Neri) Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (theology)/systematic theology, Rev. Bradley Alan Starr (Atlanta) Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (theology)/sacred scripture, Rev. John David Betzen (Wichita) Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (theology)/systematic theology.

 
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