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2022 Commencement Exercises to be held May 12th

Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology will hold Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. in Sacred Heart Chapel on the campus of the Center for Pastoral Leadership.  Most Reverend Edward Malesic, Bishop of Cleveland … Read More »

Youngstown Diocese seminarians prepare for Deacon Ordination

Three seminarians will be ordained Transitional Deacons for the Diocese of Youngstown. Their ordination at the hands of Most Reverend David Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, will be at 10:30 a.m. at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.  John Rovnak and Frederick … Read More »

Pope Francis Names New Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Cleveland

Pope Francis has appointed the Rev. Michael G. Woost as auxiliary bishop of Cleveland.  Bishop-elect Woost is a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland and currently serves as a member of the faculty of Saint Mary Seminary.  In addition, he … Read More »

Eight First Theology Seminarians Instituted into the Ministry of Acolyte

Bishop Edward Malesic instituted eight Saint Mary Seminary  students into the ministry of acolyte during a Mass Feb. 4 at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe. (See photo gallery above.) Seven of the seminarians were instituted for service to the Diocese of Cleveland … Read More »

Faculty Member Receives Papal Honor

On behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis, and at the request of His Excellency Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archbishop of the Military Services USA and Chancellor of Catholic Distance University, the Papal Cross of Honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (for the … Read More »

Saint Mary Seminary receives Lilly Endowment Grant

Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to improve the evaluation and training of priests for the Diocese of Cleveland. The grant, funded through Lilly Endowment’s Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative, is a three-phase initiative designed to … Read More »

Spring Semester – COVID Protocols

A Memo from the Rector and Administrative Staff Effective Immediately Since today is February 7th – and we have not had any COVID cases within the house, we are adjusting the mask wearing policy in the house as indicated from … Read More »

A Message from Bishop Edward Malesic

It is with deep sadness that I share with the Catholic community of the Diocese of Cleveland the news of the passing this morning of Bishop Anthony M. Pilla.  Bishop Pilla died peacefully at his personal residence. In my short … Read More »

Meet Dr. Ted Raddell, PhD, Staff Psychologist

Meet Ted W. Raddell, Ph.D., the new Staff Psychologist for Borromeo Seminary and Saint Mary Seminary. Dr. Raddell completed his Doctorate from the University of Akron in 1994. He has worked as a Counseling Psychologist at Lake Hospital Systems, Progressive Insurance … Read More »

Welcome to new Canon Law Faculty!

Introducing New Canon Law Faculty Members! We welcome Msgr. John Zuraw, JCL and Father John Keehner, JCL to the Seminary Canon Law Faculty. Msgr. John Zuraw is a priest of the Diocese of Youngstown. He was ordained in 1987 after … Read More »

Meet Professor Agnieszka Bieniek, Music Director

Meet Professor Agnieszka Bieniek, the new Director of Liturgical Music for Borromeo Seminary and Saint Mary Seminary. Professor Bieniek completed her music training and graduate studies at the Fr. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland, as well at the F. … Read More »

Farewell and Retirement for Six Faculty Members

On Friday, April 30, 2021, the seminary community celebrated the 135 years of teaching and service of six esteemed faculty members. Father John Loya (32 years) and Father Mark Hollis (11 years) served as spiritual fathers and have accompanied many … Read More »

Ordination of Transitional Deacons

Bishop Edward Malesicordained five men to the order of deacon during a Mass at 10 a.m. April 17 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland. Four of the men are from the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland; … Read More »

Major renovation begins on Saint Mary Seminary residence wing

Bishop Edward Malesic took the first ceremonial swing with a sledgehammer to begin a major renovation project on the Saint Mary Seminary wing at the Center for Pastoral Leadership. The bishop, seminary leaders, faculty, staff and students participated in “Raise the Hammer” on … Read More »

New Degree Program for Permanent Diaconate Formation Program

The  Association of Theological Schools  granted  Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology  permission to offer a new master’s degree to men admitted to the  Diocese of Cleveland diaconate formation program. According to Deacon Dave Kushner who heads the diaconate formation program, the new Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry degree is a professional … Read More »

Father Scott Detisch Honored for “From Hero to Servant to Mystic…”

***Update***” Father Detisch’s book just won First Place in the Catholic Press Association’s virtual convention this week in the Catholic Professional Category.  Congratulations, Father Detisch, for this well-deserved honor! “The purpose of the Catholic Press Awards is to acknowledge the … Read More »

Did you know? Saint Mary Seminary is Military Friendly®!

Did you know? Saint Mary Seminary is approved by the State Approving Agency for Veterans’ Training under the provision of Chapter 36, Title 38 of the United States Code.  If you, or someone you know, is a post-9-11 veteran who … Read More »