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Seminary Alumni Reunion

Bishop Barry Knestout to be Celebrant at Reunion Homecoming Mass

Rector Msgr. Steven P. Rohlfs, S.T.D., P.A., has announced that Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout, auxiliary bishop of Washington and seminary class of 1989, will be the main celebrant for the traditional Homecoming Mass at the Seminary Alumni Reunion on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Bishop Knestout is the fiftieth Mountaineer priest to be elevated to the episcopacy. The reunion will also feature the presentation of the 39th Annual John Cardinal McCloskey Award at the Reunion Dinner and Mass at the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on Wednesday morning.

Monsignor Thomas J. Tewes Named Cardinal McCloskey Award Honoree


Monsignor Thomas J. Tewes, Seminary Class of 1963, and a priest from the Archdiocese of Baltimore, has been named as the recipient of the 39th Annual John Cardinal McCloskey Award. The announcement was made in April by Ellen M. Callahan, C'81, National Alumni President. This prestigious award, sponsored by the National Alumni Association, is named in honor and memory of John Cardinal McCloskey, a Mount graduate and America's first Cardinal. The award is presented to a Mountaineer priest for distinguished and dedicated service to the mission of the Church and devotion to the Mount.

Seminary Homecoming Details

Date: October 7 - 8, 2014

Accomodations: A block of rooms for the reunion has been reserved at the Sleep Inn-Emmitsburg, located off US #15, a mile north of the Mount. For reservations, and a special Mount rate, call (301) 447-0044 and be sure to mention the Priests' Reunion.

Information: For more information about reunion activities, please contact:

Luke Reetz
Office of Seminary Development and Alumni Relations
(301) 447-5017

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