ALUMNI of the Josephinum

Since its founding in 1888, more than 1,900 priests have received their formation and education at the Pontifical College Josephinum. Ordained alumni are active today in 48 states in the United States and 18 foreign countries. Similarly, our alumni who are members of the lay faithful are making profound contributions to the life of the Church through a commitment to family, distinguished work in their professions, and witness to service.

Join Us for Alumni Day 2022: October 12-13

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Events begin with a picnic reception Wednesday, October 12. Other events - including the presentation of the Jessing Alumnus of the Year Awards - will take place Thursday, October 13. Our award recipients this year are Father Robert Gonzalez and Jason Shanks! 

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 12

5:30pm - Vespers

6:00 pm - Picnic Reception w/ Ice Cold Beverages

8:00pm - Toasting "The Lifers" with Father Gonzalez

9:00pm - Gathering in Theology Pub (Cash Bar)


Thursday, October 13

6:45am - Lauds, Mass & Breakfast w/ Seminarians; Awards Presentation

10:00am - Business Meeting

11:00am - Group Photo; Presentation on Jessing's Military Maps by Father Gonzalez

12:00pm - Lunch w/ Seminarians in Refectory

Send Us Your News & Contact Information Updates! 

New address or parish assignment? New job or family news? We want to hear from you! Use this online form to keep us updated. 

News & Articles

Full text of "Reflections on Seminary & a Life of Ministry," an Interview with alumnus Bishop William Skylstad '60, as referenced in the Summer 2022 issue of "Josephinum Times." 

Download a collection of seasonal aerial photos of campus for use as the background or screensaver on your device! 

The Josephinum periodically publishes an alumni directory. To obtain an electronic copy in pdf format, please email us.

Alumni Award Honorees

The Jessing Alumnus of the Year Award, given to an ordained alumnus and a lay alumnus who have best exhibited the spirit of our founder, Monsignor Joseph Jessing, through ministry in the Church and service to the community-at-large. The honorees have shown and share their love for the Church, and support the Church and the Josephinum in her mission. 

Past Recipients
2008 – Msgr. Jim Koenigsfeld / Mr. Michael Fry 
2009 – Msgr. Carson LaCaze + / Mr. Marvin Rezabek 
2010 – Fr. Richard Kramer / Mr. Tom Zilligen + 
2011 – Fr. Joseph Weber + / Mr. Tom Whitney 
2012 – Msgr. Anthony Borrelli + / Mr. Mike Heydinger 
2013 – Fr. Jeffrey Rimelspach / Mr. Rodney Hartle 
2014 – Fr. Alfred Camp + / Mr. George Karg + 
2015 – Msgr. A. Leon Duesman / Mr. Donald Wampach 
2016 – Msgr. Ralph Kuehner + / Mr. Thomas Meyer 
2017 – Bishop Ronald Herzog + / Mr. Edward Wink 
2018 – Fr. Daniel Clayton / Mr. Norman Hageman 
2019 – Fr. John Sims Baker / Dr. Francis W. Conn 
2020 – Bishop Robert J. Baker / Mr. Edward Jim Geiser 

2021 - Father Dennis Mullen /  Mr. Richard Kotarba