Seventeen seminarians, clergy and lay students graduated from Sacred Heart's master of divinity and master of arts programs on May 1.
The Most Rev. Richard Sklba, Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, gave the commencement address, and the Very Rev. Stephen Huffstetter, SCJ, Provincial Superior of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, U.S. Province, presided at the vespers service.
Posing after the ceremony were (l-r): the Very Rev. John Hemsing, Rector, St. Francis de Sales Seminary, which collaborates with SHSST in the formation of men from Wisconsin dioceses; Fr. Huffstetter; Dennis Saran, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, receiving the M.Div. degree; Bishop Sklba; Mauricio Fernández Boscán, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, receiving both the M.Div and M.A.; the Rev. Cyriaque Sinzoyiheba, Diocese of Bururi (Burundi), M.A.; Nicholas Brown, Diocese of Honolulu, M.Div.; Charlene Lammers, M.A.; Dr. Mary Meehan, Chair, SHSST Board of Directors; Elizabeth Rydeski, M.A.; Michael Hopper, Diocese of Tulsa, M.Div.; Richard Rupprecht, M.A.; Raymond Powell, Diocese of Knoxville, M.Div.; Francisco Gordillo Villamil, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, M.Div.; the Rev. Tung Kim Nguyen, Diocese of Vinh Long, M.A.; William Roush, Diocese of Davenport, M.Div.; Charles Massie, IV, Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana, M.Div.; Nicholas Mammi, Diocese of Richmond, M.Div.; George Kuforiji, Archdiocese of Portland, M.Div.; and the Very Rev. Msgr. Ross Shecterle, SHSST rector. Also graduating and not pictured were Rev. Jack E. Sidler, Diocese of Little Rock, M.Div.; and Rev. Polycarp Ssebbowa, Diocese of Kasana-Luweero (Uganda), M.A.