MOSAIC Fall 2015 - Page 26

Fr. Clint McDonell, left, and Fr. Ryan Ford are happy to return to their alma mater to assist in the formation of tomorrow’s priests-evangelists. “Those were blessed times,” Father Ford recalls about his tenure as a seminarian. Welcome Back, Fathers Daniel Gallio T wo popular graduates of Sacred Heart have returned “home” to the seminary to be a part of the faculty and the formation team. “And I’m happy to be back,” says Fr. Clint McDonell, a 2008 Master of Divinity graduate and priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. “It is a great joy to be able to call Sacred Heart home again.” Fr. McDonell and Fr. Ryan Ford of the Diocese of Marquette are familiar faces to the seminary community. Both were greeted with applause and well-wishing when Monsignor Lajiness announced their appointments at the annual “Rector’s Address” community gathering on August 26. Father Ford spent six years at Sacred Heart, from 2005 until 2011, earning an undergraduate degree and his Master of Divinity. Father McDonell’s sixyear tenure as an undergraduate and graduate seminarian began in 2002. Both men will reside at Sacred Heart while they work. They will lend their talents on the Seminarian Formation Team, hearing con- 24 fessions, providing spiritual direction, and giving general human encouragement to college and graduate-level seminaria