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Archbishop installs Fr. Burr as seminary’s rector during Mass of the Holy Spirit

'Look to the world with Christ's loving gaze,' new leader tells professors, seminarians, and staff as Sacred Heart's 102nd year begins

by Editorial Team

On Sept. 10, Fr. Stephen Burr was installed as the 14th rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary

And while he is tasked with having the vision to lead the school as it begins its 102nd year of operation, it is Christ’s vision, Christ’s perspective, and Christ’s mission that guides southeast Michigan’s Catholic seminary. 

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron celebrated Mass and installed Fr. Burr during a liturgy at Sacred Heart’s chapel, where Fr. Burr professed the faith and an oath of a fidelity to the teachings and magisterium of the Church.  

Archbishop Vigneron said it is Christ’s mission Fr. Burr is fulfilling — a mission, Fr. Burr said, he does not take lightly in leading the formation of the next generation of priests and leaders of the Church. 

“It’s a privilege to serve as the rector,” Fr. Burr said during his homily. 

Read the full article from Detroit Catholic.

Editorial Team

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Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a Christ-centered Catholic community of faith and higher learning committed to forming leaders who will proclaim the good news of Christ to the people of our time. As a leading center of the New Evangelization, Sacred Heart serves the needs of the Archdiocese of Detroit and contributes to the mission of the universal Church.