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Faculty Feature: Fr. John M. McDermott, S.J.

Dogmatic Theology and Scripture

by Editorial Team


What's your name?

John M. McDermott, S.J.

What subject area do you teach?

Dogmatic Theology and Scripture

When did you start teaching at Sacred Heart?


What are you working on right now that excites you?

I’m working on a theological commentary on the Gospel according to Mark.

What's something that makes you love teaching Sacred Heart students?

I love that I can teach about Jesus to students willing to give their lives for Jesus.

What inspires you in your teaching?


What makes Sacred Heart unique among higher learning institutions?

Sacred Heart is unique in that we are a Catholic seminary in Detroit.

What's one of your favorite memories from your time at Sacred Heart?

One of my favorite memories was when we beat the Josephinum at basketball for the first time in ten years!

How do you see the Holy Spirit at work at Sacred Heart?

The Holy Spirit is working through people who believe in God's truth and wish to know it.

by Editorial Team

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.