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Christmas Blessings from Sacred Heart Major Seminary

"For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon His shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6

by Very Reverend Stephen Burr

Jesus Christ's passion accentuates our preparation for the coming of the kingdom when He says, "watch and pray" (Mt. 26.41).

The seminary community is grateful for your prayers for our mission. With your support, the seminary will "watch and pray" with you and train faithful ministers to serve you through the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ.

We are continually uplifted and encouraged because of you. Thank you for your support of our ministry.

Wishing you a most blessed Christmas and joyful New Year!

by Very Reverend Stephen Burr

The Christmas performance by the Seminarians of Sacred Heart Major Seminary was recorded this winter in the Sacred Heart Major Seminary Chapel. The carols selected are Soon and Very Soon by Andrae Crouch and Jack Schrader, Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen by Michael Praetorius, and Auld Lang Syne. 

We offer a special thanks to Mrs. Stephanie Nofar-Kelly, Director of Liturgical Music, for her dedicated work with the choir. 

Seminarian Participants
  • Charles Bemiss - Archdiocese of Detroit
  • James Bonar – Diocese of Lansing
  • Nicholas Brown – Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Steven Caraher – Diocese of Gary
  • Ryan Ferrigan – Diocese of Lansing
  • Joshua Fons – Diocese of Lansing
  • Luke Henderson – Diocese of Lansing
  • Michael Hess – Diocese of Madison
  • Paul Keenan – Diocese of Lansing
  • Colin Lane – Archdiocese of Hartford
  • Joseph Lennon – Archdiocese Detroit
  • Arturo Medina – Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Riley O'Shea – Diocese of Lansing
  • Anthony Riley – Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Andrew Schmidt – Diocese of Kalamazoo
Led by 

Eric Taylor, Interim Choir Director

Piano Accompaniment 

Dcn. Christian Flagstadt – Diocese of Marquette

Very Reverend Stephen Burr


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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.