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Epiphany – November 14, 2021

ee, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared’ Ex23:20.

Fr. Stephen Burr talks about his new role at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and his epiphany moment. Fr. Bryan Kassa unpacks his two recent homilies. Kathy Bordo Crombie explains more about iconography and a talk she recently gave.

Fr. Stephen Burr

Rector and President of Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Rev. Stephen P. Burr earned an AB in Philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 1998. He completed the Master of Divinity degree at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 2002.

Following ordination to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2002, Fr. Burr received two assignments. His primary assignment was to St. Andrew in Rochester, as associate pastor, and his part-time assignment was to Brother Rice and Marian High Schools as chaplain.

In 2005, he was assigned as associate pastor to The Church of the Divine Child. During his assignment at Divine Child he also served as a part-time formation advisor to undergraduate seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

In 2007, he was assigned to Our Lady of Good Council, in Plymouth, MI. The following year, Cardinal Maida appointed Fr. Burr the Director of Undergraduate Seminarians and full-time faculty member at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. While serving as the Director of Undergraduate Seminarians, Fr. Burr served in additional roles at the seminary as the Director of Undergraduate Pastoral Formation from 2009-2017 and as the Interim Vice Rector in 2013. In addition to his seminary responsibilities, Fr. Burr also served as a weekend assistant at St. Mary in Wayne, MI and St. John Vianney in Shelby Township, MI.

In 2017, Archbishop Vigneron appointed Fr. Burr as the Vice Rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary. While serving as the Vice Rector at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Fr. Burr also serves as the Pastor of Presentation/Our Lady of Victory Parish in Detroit, MI.

While serving at the seminary and in parish ministry, Fr. Burr was also a part-time graduate student at The Catholic University of America. In 2019, he earned his Doctorate of Ministry.

Fr. Bryan Kassa

I have been a priest for 5 years with the Chaldean Catholic Church.  I am the Vocations Director for the diocese helping men and women discern a religious vocation.  

Kathy Bordo Crombie

Kathleen Bordo Crombie is a mother and grandmother, as well as a writer and speaker on her personal Catholic faith testimony, religious iconography, and prolife issues. 

After serving 18 years with Right to Life of Michigan as the Director of Multicultural Outreach and Gift Planning, Kathy retired to spend more time with her family, travel the world, deepen her Catholic faith through study and pilgrimages, and continue commissions and special projects as a working iconographer.  Serving as a volunteer for The Servants of Jesus of the Divine Mercy and The Divine Mercy Center in Clinton Twp, MI, as well as being an active member on the Board of Directors for The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums – Michigan Chapter, she is also a lector and parishioner of The Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn, MI.

Kathy is an accomplished iconographer. Her icons can be found in several private collections, chapels and churches, including the Cathedral of The Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit.

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