I am pleased to report that Cardinal O’Malley has confirmed the following appointments, at my recommendation and in accord with our Statutes:
Father O’Connor as Vice Rector, for a term of three years
Father Barber, as Spiritual Director, for a term of three years
Father Scorzello, as Director of Pre-Theology, for a term of three years
Father Vandemoortell, as Director of Intellectual Formation and Dean of Faculty, for a term of three years
Father Riley, as Director of Pastoral Formation and Dean of Men, for a term of three years
Father Pignato, as Director of Human Formation, for a term of three years
Father Borek, as Associate Spiritual Director, for a term of three years
Father Merdinger, as Associate Spiritual Director, for a term of one year
Finally, I have appointed Father Cessario as Theological Advisor to the Rector, for a term of three years
As you may already know, we also have news regarding new faculty. Father Dennis McManus is joining the residential faculty as a professor of Sacred Liturgy. He will also be working with Father Scorzello throughout this first semester with to view to his eventually assuming the role of Director of Sacred Liturgy. I am very grateful to Father Scorzello for his years of service in coordinating the Seminary Liturgies, but in view of the extraordinary demands on his teaching and formation work have will be moving these responsibilities over to Father McManus.
We also have several new Adjunct professors joining us this fall, including Father Robert Reed of Catholic TV who will introduce a new course entitled “Introduction to Evangelization” which will be taught at the Catholic TV studios and include everything from public speaking skills to an introduction to new media. Father Mark O’Connell and Father James Conn, SJ will also be joining us to teach core and elective courses in Canon Law.
I am also delighted to report that Bishop Kennedy has hired Sister Jeanmarie Gribaudo, SSJ to work at TINE. Speaking of TINE, please keep us in your prayers as we embark on a full day of planning meetings this week.