Nineteen students representing 15 dioceses and religious orders across the United States, and one in Tanzania, took masters' degrees or completed their programs on the path to priesthood at Sacred Heart's May 3 graduation.
Receiving the master of divinity degree were: Patrick Joseph Burns, who will serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee; Chester L. Collins, Diocese of Gaylord; Matthew Joseph Flatley, Diocese of Jefferson City; Martin Robert Flynn, Diocese of Marquette; Steven Douglas Henriksen, Archdiocese of Louisville; Charles Edward Holden, Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon; Mark Michael Kiszelewski, Archdiocese of Seattle; Mark H. Miley, Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana; Arulananthan Ponnaiyan, Archdiocese of Milwaukee; Anthony Rocco Rinaldo, Diocese of Jefferson City; Friar Paul Mary Schneider, Order of Friars Minor Conventual; Philip James Schumaker, Archdiocese of Milwaukee; Gary M. Simpson, Diocese of Lexington; Michael Edward Wetovick, Diocese of Grand Island; and Stephen J. Witt, Diocese of Davenport.
Receiving the master of arts degree were: Matthew Joseph Flatley, Diocese of Jefferson City; Michael David Galbraith, Diocese of Fort Worth; Rev. Denis J. Ndomba, OSB, Mvimwa Abbey, Tanzania.
Additionally, David Vincent Gentry-Akin,who will serve as a priest in the diocses of Diocese of Stockton, and Richard Pennati, who will return ministry in the Diocese of Rapid City, completed their special programs.
Pictured above are: Flatley, Gentry-Akin, Schneider, Ponnaiyan, Ndomba, Kiszelewski, Galbraith, Holden, Burns, Msgr. Ross A. Shecterle, president-rector of Sacred Heart, Rinaldo, Schumaker, and Miley.