Alumni News

June 4, 2022

Congratulations to Robert England on his Diaconate Ordination!

Robert England from the Diocese of Youngstown, seminarian at SHSST from 2016-2002, was ordained to the diaconate on June 4. Congratulations, and may God continue to bless you in your ministry!

April 5, 2022

“Fighting the Devil”

An article by alumnus Joyce Coronel. To read the article, click here.

January 31, 2022


2014 MDIV Sacred Heart alum Friar Paul Joseph Langevin OFM Conv. was elected the 14th Minister Provincial of St. Bonaventure Province on January 31, 2022 on the 3rd mail-in ballot. Friar Paul was born on October 17, 1964 in Toledo, Ohio, one of six children of Margaret and (the late) Thomas Langevin. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and his Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Before entering the Conventual Franciscan Order, Friar Paul worked as a Clinical Social Worker for almost 20 years.
Friar Paul entered the Province of St. Bonaventure as a Postulant in 2008. He professed Temporary Vows on July 16, 2010 and Solemn Vows on August 13, 2013. He completed his theological studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology and was ordained to the Diaconate on November 16, 2013 and to the Priesthood on May 24, 2014. Following ordination, Friar Paul served as Parochial Vicar of Holy Family Parish in Peoria, Illinois and, later, as Parochial Vicar of the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At the Ordinary Provincial Chapter of 2018, he was elected to the Definitory of St. Bonaventure Province. Since 2018, Friar Paul has served as Pastor and Guardian of Holy Family Parish and Friary in Peoria, Illinois. He has also served as the Chair of the Province’s Safe Environment Commission since 2014.
St. Bonaventure will hold the 1st session of its Ordinary Provincial Chapter April 25-29.

January 23, 2022

Alum Featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sacred Heart alum Fr. Christopher Klusman was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel!

January 11, 2022

Alum Featured in Catholic Herald

Sacred Heart alum, Kimberly Bayer, was featured in the Catholic Herald!

Kimberly Bayer was interviewed for an article in the Catholic Herald titled, “Body of Christ”. Click HERE to read the full article and to see what wonderful work our alumni is doing in the community!

January 04, 2022


Congratulations to Sharon Hanson on her new position as General Counsel at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee! Sharon is the a 2020 Sacred Heart Cor Unum alum.

As the General Counsel, Sharon will answer questions and provide legal advice to those at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and parishes when needed. She will also oversee the outside counsel.

May God bless you and good luck with your the new position!

September 23, 2021

Fr. Dan Kostelc’s Priestly Ordination

Congratulations to Fr. Dan Kostelc on his ordination in to priesthood! May his ministry to the Church bring blessings to him and to all he serve!

September 23, 2021

Vatican II Awards

Once again, congratulations to the 2021 Vatican II Award recipients, specifically, SHSST faculty member Dr. John Gallam (Service in Education) and SHSST alumna Reine Assana (Service to the Missions)!

September 10, 2021

‘Better late than never for a religious vocation’


Sacred Heart was mentioned in the media for its work fostering vocations over the age of 30. mentions an ad that Sacred Heart placed that read “Do you know someone over 30 who might have a vocation?” To read more, click here.

August 13, 2021


Congratulations to Fr. David Cockson (Class of 2013) who recently retired from St. Ignatuis Martyr Catholic Church in Louisville, KY!

Fr. David received a letter of thanks from Governor Andy Beshear and a Citation of Appreciation from the Kentucky House of representatives. Fr. Davis is a Kentucky Colonel.


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August 10, 2021

‘Going where we’re needed’ – GUERNSEY GAZETTE

“GUERNSEY – The Rev. Andrew Duncan, who previously served as parochial vicar for St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Torrington, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Guernsey and St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Lusk, recently moved away from the area to answer a call to service as parochial vicar at St. Stephens Indian Mission on the Wind River Indian Reservation, home of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.

With Duncan’s relocation to St. Stephens, the parochial vicar position within St. Rose, St. Anthony and St. Leo became vacant. To answer the call, newly ordained priest Rev. Dan Kostelc made his journey to the area.”

To continue reading, click here.

August 03, 2021

Diocese of Belleville

Deacon Steve Kramer visited the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville this past weekend to do a Retreat program for the Deacon candidates and their wives. In the picture is Patti Warner, associate director of Deacon formation, Deacon Steve Kramer, and Fr. Steve Pautler, an SHSST graduate.

July 04, 2021

New pastor for St. Charles in Portland

2013 Sacred Heart alumnus, Fr. Charles Holden becomes the new pastor at St. Charles Parish in Northeast Portland. To read more, click here.

June 24, 2021

Glenmary Challenge featuring Fr. José Carlos Miguel

June 24, 2021

Congratulations on your Ordination Fr. Dan Kostelc!

Congratulations to Fr. Dan Kostelc, Diocese of Cheyenne, on his priestly ordination on June 24! Rejoicing with you on this special occasion!

June 04, 2021

Congratulations on your Ordination Fr. Wilbert Colas!

A huge congratulations to Fr. Wilbert Colas, Diocese of El Paso, on his priestly ordination on June 4! Rejoicing with you on this special occasion!

May 30, 2021

Congratulations on your Ordination Fr. Alex Sutachan!

Congratulations to Fr. Alex Sutachan, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, on his priestly ordination on May 30! God’s blessings on you and thank you for all you do in the service of God!

May 15, 2021

Congratulations on your Ordinations

Congratulations to Fr. Michael Lawinger, Fr. Michael Malucha and Fr. Timothy Schumaker who were ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 15!

May 07, 2021

May 2021 Commencement

Congratulations Graduates!

The Sacred Heart 2020-2021 Commencement Ceremony was held on Friday, May 7. A celebratory dinner followed the ceremony. The night was filled with so much joy and happiness for the graduates and their families!

To watch the recorded ceremony, click here:

To view photos from the ceremony and dinner, click here:

April 22, 2021

Pray for Sr. Joan Koehler

Sr. Joan Koehler, one of Sacred Heart’s emeritae professors, is in the memory care unit at Clement Manor. Please join us in keeping her in your prayers.

“Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you, all things are passing, God is unchanging.” -St. Teresa of Ávila

March 31, 2021

“Priest Blessed Town as he Evacuated”

He credits Blessed Mother for keeping Shady Cove safe

Before he evacuated as the massive Obenchain Fire bore down on Shady Cove, Father Charles Holden took his ancient icon of Our Lady of Kazan and drove to the four corners of town to bless the place.”


Read the full article here.

February 26, 2021

Remembering Fr. Steve Malkiewicz

There will be a Zoom memorial service for Fr. Steve Malkiewicz, celebrating Fr. Steve’s life from the standpoint of family, friends, friars and as a seminary teacher.

If anyone would like to join, the service will start at 6 PM central time on Friday, February 26th. Here is the link:

February 03, 2021

Blessing of Throats

February 3rd is the optional memorial of St. Blaise, Bishop and martyr (d. 316). According to legend, he miraculously cured a boy who was choking to death on a fish bone. He has long been associated with cures for the sick, especially afflictions of the throat. Because of that on this day, February 3rd, Sacred Heart traditionally blesses throats at Mass invoking the intercession of St. Blaise. This year due to Covid, it was a general blessing over those who attended.


The presider at Mass was Fr. Mark Mastin, S.C.J., a Sacred Heart alum.

December 30, 2020

SHSST Alumni Honored in Canada

Fr. Jim Holland, OMI, a graduate of Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, was one of five people recently named to receive the Order of Canada in 2021. According to a document from the Governor General of Canada, the Order of Canada “recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society.” Fr. Jim was honored for his dedication to indigenous people and his commitment to reconciliation and inclusion. Click here to read more.

November 19, 2020

Cor Unum Student, Vevette Hill Nwagbaraocha Featured in Catholic Herald

Nwagbaraocha hopes to ‘heal a fractured world”. To read the article, click here.

October 30, 2020

“Profiles in Catholicism”

Linked is a vocation interview with Brother Rob Roemer. He is a former alumnus of SHSST. Take a look here!

October 27, 2020

“Sacred Heart Thrives in Assisting with ‘Second Vocations'”

Click HERE to read the article from the Catholic Harold about the faith journey of our seminarian, Dcn. Dan Kostelc.

October 26, 2020

“More Than Words”

Sacred Heart alumnus and Director of the Deaf Apostolate for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Fr. Christopher Klusman, speaks in American Sign Language in a church to share his vocation story. To watch the video, click here.

October 14, 2020

Institution of Acolyte

On Wednesday, October 14, Oliver Omega, Archdiocese of Winnipeg, was instituted as
Acolyte. The presider was Most Reverend James T. Schuerman, Auxiliary Bishop of
Milwaukee. Congratulations and may God bless you on your pastoral journey!

October 07, 2020

Multicultural Mass

On Wednesday, October 07, current ECS students celebrated a multicultural mass. Sacred Heart is proud of their multicultural community who came together to engage in a multilingual mass, with liturgy, highlighting their traditions.

September 23, 2020

Rite of Commissioning

Sacred Heart held mass for the Rite of Commissioning Seminarians Involved in Pastoral Service on September 23. This fall, Oliver Omega of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg was commissioned to St. John Vianney.

September 11, 2020

Alumni Visit

It was so great to see Fr. Michael Leikert, class of 2019, on campus! He is pictured below with Very Rev. Raúl Gómez and Dr. Robert Gotcher.

God bless!

September 2, 2020

Opening Mass

Sacred Heart celebrated the beginning of the academic year with Opening Mass on September 2, 2020.

The homily was given by Sacred Heart’s President Rector Very Rev. Raúl Gómez-Ruiz, SDS. Very Rev. Raúl’s full homily can be found here. Among the concelebrants was Very Rev. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, provincial superior of the US Province, as well as several members of the local SCJ community.

August 15, 2020

On August 15, 2020, Thien Nguyen, Thuan Nguyen, Hung Pham and Truc Tran professed their first vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart (#Dehonians). Due to the pandemic, the liturgy was only open to SCJs in the local area; for others, livestreaming was available on Facebook. Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, provincial superior, received the vows of Frater Hung, who is now a member of the US Province, as well as those of the three novices for the District of Vietnam (Fraters Thien Nguyen, Thuan Nguyen and Truc Tran). Fr. Joseph Quang Tran, SCJ, associate pastor at St. Martin of Tours in Franklin, WI, was the representative of the district. View the video at:

May 01, 2020


Congratulations to Sacred Heart’s Spring Graduates!

May the Holy Spirit fill your heart and grant you strength to do God’s will. Congratulations and God bless you on this wonderful achievement.

August 06, 2020

“Like Son, Like Father: Priests Share Bonds of Family, Vocation”

SHSST alumnus Fr. Andrew Infanger shares a very special bond with his father, Fr. Peter Infanger. Read about their unique relationship here.

April 30, 2020


Multicultural Mass

Celebrated by current and former ECS students

April 29, 2020

Just One More Ministry

Thank you to the ECS students who helped make 1400 face masks for Just One More Ministry! Wow! Your help is invaluable to the community around us!

“Just One More Ministry seeks volunteers for 3.5 million mask campaign

Just One More Ministry has joined forces with Rebel Converting of Saukville in an effort to make and distribute 3.5 million face masks. The mask-making kits are given to volunteer families and organizations, and once the masks are completed, they are distributed to area healthcare facilities and nonprofits.

Just One More seeks to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ by caring for Milwaukee’s poor in spirit, providing regular nutritious meals for the hungry, and offering those who suffer with addictions a faith based recovery program for creating a fulfilling and God-centered life.”

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April 27, 2020


From the Chancery Newsletter (Archdiocese of Milwaukee) April 27, 2020

“Archdiocese of Milwaukee welcomes three new transitional deacons

Auxiliary Bishop, Most Reverend Jeffrey Haines, ordained three new transitional deacons for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, on Saturday, April 25, 2020: Michael Lawinger, Michael Malucha, and Timothy Schumaker. The ordination Mass was celebrated in Christ King Chapel at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, with a very limited number of guests in attendance. Please keep each of these young men close in prayer as they begin their service to and with God’s people.”

Congratulations and thank you for your ministry!

April 25, 2020

Cor Unum Students Give Back!


Cor Unum students helped cohort-member Shanedra with making meals (while practicing social distancing!) at the Cathedral’s Open Door Café. Thank you to everyone who donated their time giving back to the community!

April 23, 2020

Pre-Diaconate Oaths and Promises


On April 23, 2020, the following took their pre-diaconate oaths and promises before Very Reverend Raúl Gómez-Ruiz SDS, Ph.D., President-Rector, who was delegated by their Ordinaries to receive these, namely: Profession of Faith, Oath of Fidelity.

Wilbert Colas, Diocese of El Paso

José Carlos Miguel López, Glenmary Home Missioners

Oscar Alexander Sutachan Benavides, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

To view more photos, click here.

October 10 & 11, 2019

English and Culture Studies Mass and Culture Fair

On Wednesday, October 9 the ECS students led the Eucharist at Sacred Heart. With the beautiful music and prayers, the students did an amazing job integrating their cultures at Mass!

Along with Mass, on Thursday, October 10, the ECS students held a Culture Fair. Everyone truly appreciated the time and effort put into their displays!

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October 2, 2019

Institution of Acolytes

On October 2, 2019 Bob England; Jerry Land; and Simon Muema, SDS were instituted as Acolytes. Congratulations and may God bless you on your pastoral journey.