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Seminarians for the Diocese of Tucson

Theology

Thomas Quirk

Thomas Quirk
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish — Tucson, AZ
3rd Theology
Mundelein Seminary

John Gonzales

John Gonzales
3rd Year Theology
Our Lady of the Valley — Green Valley, AZ
Sacred Heart Seminary and  School of Theology
Hales Corners, Wisconsin

Paul Grandi

Paul Grandi
St. Thomas the Apostle — Tucson, AZ
2nd Year Theology
Mundelein Seminary

Dennis Marcos

Dennis Marcos
St. Odilia — Tucson, AZ
Pre-Theology II
Mundelein Seminary

Justin Agbir

Justin Agbir
2nd Year Theology
Our Lady of Lourdes — Benson, AZ
Mundelein Seminary

Fredy Medina-Rodriguez

Fredy Medina-Rodriguez
Ss. Peter and Paul Parish — Tucson, AZ
3rd Year Theology
Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL

Jesus Haros-Mendez

Jesus Haros-Mendez
San Felipe de Jesus Parish — Nogales, AZ
2nd Year Theology
Mundelein Seminary

John Peter Pedrasa

John Peter Pedrasa
2nd Year Theology
St. Anthony — Casa Grande, AZ
Mundelein Seminary

Richard Rivera

Richard Rivera
St. Andrew — Sierra Vista, AZ
Pre-Theology I
Mundelein Seminary

Undergraduate Philosophy students

Isaac Allwin

Isaac Allwin
3rd Year College
St. Ambrose — Tucson, AZ
Mount Angel Seminary

Abundio Colazo-Lopez

Abundio Colazo-Lopez
St. James Parish - Coolidge, AZ
3rd Year College
Mount Angel Seminary

Jesus Gomez

Jesus Gomez
St. Monica Parish - Tucson, AZ
2nd Year College
Mount Angel Seminary

Joseph Schaaf

Joseph Schaaf
St. Andrew - Sierra Vista
1st Year College
Mount Angel Seminary

Alan Soto Hopkins

Alan Soto Hopkins
Sacred Heart - Nogales, AZ
1st Year College
Mount Angel Seminary

Robert Villablanca

Robert E. Villablanca
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Tucson, AZ
1st Year College
Mount Angel Seminary

Luis Pablo Ocho-Escárrega

Luis Pablo Ochoa-Escárrega
ESL - Pima Community College
St. Augustine Cathedral — Tucson, AZ

 

Seminaries Where Our Seminarians Attend:

The Diocese of Tucson has had a long standing relationship with the seminaries where 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 the formative years in seminary.

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

The Diocese of Tucson also sends some of its seminarians to the Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corners (Franklin), Wisconsin. It is run by the Priests of the Sacred Heart and cares for second career seminarians over the age of 30.

The Philosophy (College) level seminarians attend Mt. Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon.Located just south of Portland, it is known as the "Hilltop", from 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.