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Seminarians for the Diocese of Tucson

Theology

Justin Agbir

Deacon Justin Agbir
Our Lady of Lourdes — Benson, AZ
4th Year Theology
Mundelein Seminary

Jesus Haros-Mendez

Deacon Jesus Haros-Mendez
San Felipe de Jesus Parish — Nogales, AZ
4th Year Theology
Mundelein Seminary

John Peter Pedrasa

Deacon Peter John Pedrasa
St. Anthony — Casa Grande, AZ
4th Year Theology
Mundelein Seminary

Richard Rivera

Richard Rivera
St. Andrew — Sierra Vista, AZ
1st Theology
Mundelein Seminary

Abundio Colazo-Lopez

Abundio Colazo-Lopez
St. James Parish — Coolidge, AZ
1st Theology
St. John's Seminary

Luis Pablo Ocho-Escárrega

Luis Pablo Ochoa-Escárrega
Sts. Peter and Paul Parish — Tucson, AZ
1st Theology
St. John's Seminary

Robert Villablanca

Robert E. Villablanca
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton — Tucson, AZ
1st Theology
St. John's Seminary

Undergraduate Philosophy students

Jesus Gomez

Jesus Gomez
St. Monica Parish — Tucson, AZ
4rh Year College
Mount Angel Seminary

Carlos Nagore

Charles "Carlos" Nagore
Our Lady of Fatima — Tucson, AZ
2nd Year College
Mount Angel Seminary

Luis Alberto Palencia

Luis Alberto Palencia
Immaculate Conception — Yuma
1st Year College
Mount Angel Seminary

Joseph Schaaf

Joseph Schaaf
St. Andrew — Sierra Vista
4th Year College
Mount Angel Seminary

Alan Soto Hopkins

Alan Soto Hopkins
Sacred Heart — Nogales, AZ
4th Year College
Mount Angel Seminary

 

Seminaries That Our Seminarians Attend:

The Diocese of Tucson has had a long standing relationship with the seminaries that our seminarians attend. It is our belief that the close bonds of fraternity among priests begin at the seminary level. As such, we try very hard to put our seminarians together during their formative years in seminary.

Our Theology (Post Graduate) level seminarians attend the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois. It is located about 45 minutes north of Chicago. The beautiful campus has its own lake nestled amidst a wooded environment. The current Rector of Mundelein is the Very Reverend John Kartje.

St. John's Seminary is in Camarillo, Calif. The seminary provides graduate level theological education in preparation for ministry, primarily, for ordination candidates only, is the Master of Divinity, which follows a curriculum prescribed by the American Bishops in their Program for Priestly Formation, 4th ed.

Our Philosophy (College) level seminarians attend Mt. Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon. Located just south of Portland, it is known as the "Hilltop", where it commands a magnificent view of snow capped mountains and green fields. Run by the Benedictine Order, it has cared for the formation of the Diocese of Tucson undergraduate seminarians for many years.