Centennial of St. John/ Assumption Seminary

Mission: Assumption Seminary is a bilingual and multicultural community of priestly formation. This seminary exists for the personal, spiritual, theological and ministerial preparation of diocesan seminarians for the Roman Catholic Church. Assumption Seminary’s goal is to enable Christ-centered men to grow and develop as collaborative and culturally sensitive pastoral leaders committed to the Gospel.

Bishop Berg

The thirteenth alumnus appointed to the episcopacy was Most Rev. Stephen Berg, a priest of the Diocese of Fort Worth. He is the Bishop of Pueblo in Colorado.

Lopez Hall

Responding to growing enrollment in the seminary college program the seminary completely remodeled and updated St. Alice Hall. It was re-named Msgr. Jose A. Lopez Hall. An alumnus Msgr. Lopez had served Assumption Seminary the last thirty years of his life until his death in 2011. He was a spiritual, pastoral and intellectual inspiration to many brother priests, seminarians and lay persons.

Father Pehl

Very Rev. Jeff Pehl, a priest of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, became the next Rector after Bishop’s Cepeda’s appointment to Detroit. Pehl helped the seminary to expand its faculty and board, improve the residence hall for collegians and renovate the main chapel. In anticipation of the Centennial, a committee of alumni worked with Pehl to create a yearlong celebration.