The 2015-2016 academic year opened with the Mass of the Holy Spirit on August 27, 2015. Archbishop William Lori, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, was the main celebrant and gathered with the community after Mass. For more images, see the photo gallery below.
Welcome New Faculty
Fr. Brian Carpenter is a graduate of University of Notre Dame and University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rochester, New York in 2009 where he served as Parochial Vicar in several parishes and taught lower school religion classes. Fr. Brian holds a Masters of Divinity and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in Systematic Theology. He joined the Society of St. Sulpice in 2015.
Mrs. Ximena DeBroeck (pronounced hee-Menˊ-a) comes to St. Mary’s from the Archdiocese of Baltimore where she served as Director of the Office of Worship and Sacramental Formation. Ximena holds a Masters of Arts in Theology from Saint Vincent Seminary, and has completed her doctoral coursework in systematic theology at Duquesne University. Her research focus has been the biblical theology of discipleship, mission, sacraments, and sacrifice.
Fr. Jerome Magat is a Sulpician candidate from the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and was ordained in 2002 after having completed his seminary studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. In addition to serving as Director of Liturgy and teaching homiletics and liturgy at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California, Fr. Magat is the founder and president of the Guadalupe Free Clinic of Colonial Beach, his diocese’s first free medical clinic for the poor. He joined the Sulpicians in 2013.