It's not just 'River Fest' here in Cincinnati, it is also 'move in day' at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Mount St. Mary's Seminary, welcoming six new students, three from the Archdiocese, two from the diocese of Toledo, and one from the diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
In addition to the three starting today at Mount St. Mary's, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati also welcomes three college seminarians to the fold, as they began their studies last week at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. Cincinnati's seminarians are: Joel Sackenheim, recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati and hails from St. Joseph Parish in Hamilton. Joining him in Pre-Theology are Chris Conlon of Holy Trinity Parish in Norwood, and Chris Patterson of St. James of the Valley in Cincinnati's Wyoming neighborhood, both of whom are graduates from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Two of our three new college seminarians are new graduates from high school: David Doseck of Immacuate Conception in Botkins, Ohio, and Nick Rutherford of St. Thomas More Parish in Withamsville, on Cincinnati's far east side. David is a graduate from Botkins Public Schools, while Nick attended McNicholas Catholic High School. Joining them at the Josephinum is Timothy Fahey, who transfered from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Tim is an alum of Middletown Fenwick Catholic High School and a native of Holy Family in Middletown.
Please keep these, and all of our 27 seminarians in your prayers.