Installation of New Faculty


After consultation with the Chancellor of Notre Dame Seminary, Archbishop Aymond, Father Wehner confirmed the appointment of new faculty members and installed them during Solemn Vespers on August 25. Father Deogratias Ekisa, a priest from the Archdiocese of Tororo and an alumnus, was installed as Vice Rector and Director of Human Formation. Dr. Thomas Neal, professor of spiritual theology, was installed as the Academic Dean and Director of Intellectual Formation. Father Nile Gross, an alumnus and priest of the archdiocese recently returned from Rome with the licentiate degree in sacred liturgy, was installed as Director of Sacred Liturgy. Father Min Phan, an alumnus and priest of the archdiocese, was installed as the Director of Pre-Theology. Father Philip Powell, OP, a Dominican Priest, was installed as the Director of Homiletics. The installation included each faculty member taking the Oath of Fidelity and confessing the Profession of Faith in the midst of the community. Father Wehner noted in his homily that NDS has the finest faculty in the country, faculty members dedicated to forming holy and competent priests for the new evangelization.