MOSAIC Fall 2015 - Page 16

YOUR SEMINARIANS Wearing the stole (scarf) and chasubule (outer vestment) that represent their new status as ordained priests are Frs. Sean Bonner, Jacob VanAssche, Mario Amore, Brian Meldrum, and Radoslaw Zablocki. Springtime of Ordinations Is there a grander day of the year for the Archdiocese of Detroit— and for Sacred Heart Major Seminary—than ordination day? T hat day came around this year on Saturday, May 23, when four April graduates of the seminary were ordained into the Order of the Presbyterate by Archbishop Allen Vigneron at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. The newest archdiocesan priests are Frs. Mario Amore, Sean Bonner, Brian Meldrum, and Jacob VanAssche. Each earned a Master of Divinity degree from Sacred Heart and the graduate-level Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree conferred by Rome’s Pontifical University of St. Thomas through Sacred Heart’s faculty. 14 Sacred Heart Major Seminary | Mosaic | Fall 2015 Ordained for the Archdiocese of Detroit at the same liturgy was Fr. Radoslaw Zablocki, a graduate of SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake. As a regional seminary, Sacred Heart is educating and forming future priests from across the state of Michigan and across the country. Ten April graduates have been ordained this spring from four other dioceses and two religious orders. That makes the total count to be fourteen new priests from the Sacred Heart Class of 2015. Additionally, Fr. Timothy Ferguson, a 2013 graduate of Sacred Heart’s Licentiate in Sacred Theology program, was ordained on May 29 along with fellow alums Fr. Brandon Oman and Fr. Bradley Sjoquist for the Diocese of Marquette.