Alumni Vocations

Alumni Vocations

“Marian has a very special place in my heart alway.”                                                              

 ~Msgr. Mike Heintz, Class of 1985 and Marian Chaplain

The Marian High School Community prays for our alumni who are priests, religious, or seminarians:

Fr. Jonathan Fassero OSB (Class of 1968) is the Director for Donor Relations at Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary in St. Meinrad, Indiana.

Sr. Kathleen A. Higgins OSB (Class of 1968) is a Benedictian Sister at St. Scholastica Abbey, Bourne, Texas.

Rev. Frank J. Olszewski (Class of 1969) is a priest in Wroclaw, Poland.

Sr. Mary Beth Martin PHJC (Class of 1973) is a member of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ from Donaldson, Indiana. After doing campus and young adult ministry, then vocation ministry for her community, she is now doing full-time ministry in spiritual direction and leading retreats. 

Rev. Mark George S.J. (Class of 1975) is pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church in Detroit, Michigan.  He has been a Jesuit for 20 years and a priest for 10. Fr. George is an artist, specializing in oil painting.  He is interested in social justice issues, whether global or local, and this was something that first attracted him to the Society of Jesus.  He is a bi-ritual priest and does some masses in the Maronite (Lebanese) Rite.

Sr. Michele Toepp CSC (Class of 1976) ministers to families and children as a Holy Cross Sister in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Fr. John Curran LC (Class of 1980) is the Principal of Immaculate Conception Apolostic School, a high school seminary formation high school in Colfax, California. 

Msgr. Michael Heintz (Class of 1985) joined the Seminary Faculty at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland in 2016 after serving as priest with the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend and rector of St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend.  He also was a professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and former Chaplain of Marian.

Fr. Bob Garrow (Class of 1994) was ordained in June of 2016 and is now the chaplain at Bishop Dwenger High School and Associate Pastor at St. Jude's Parish in Fort Wayne. 

Ms. Mary Kloska (Class of 1995) is a consecrated lay religious living in Elkhart, Indiana.

Fr. David Violi (Class of 2006) is presently the Parochial Vicar at both Holy Family and St. John the Baptist in South Bend

Mr. Brandon McCaffery (Class of 2007) is a seminarian with the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.  He is currently in his 4th year of Philosophy Studies at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Winona, Minnesota. 

Mr. Christopher Brennan (Class of 2008) is a seminarian with the Congregation of Holy Cross at the University of Notre Dame.  He is currently in his Junior (3rd) year in the Old College Undergraduate Seminary program at Notre Dame.


Vocations for the Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration


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