Diocese of Baker

Meet our Seminarians



Steve Garza

Steve is from Our Lady of Angels parish in Hermiston, Oregon. 
He recently retired from the U.S. Forest Service after 31 years. 
Steve is in Third Theology at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary
in Weston, Massachusetts.


Seminarian Caleb Cunningham

is from St. Bernard parish in Jordan Valley. 
Caleb is in Second Theology at Mt. Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon.


Mount Angel Seminary
1 Abbey Drive
St. Benedict, OR  97373

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary
558 South Avenue

Weston, Massachusetts  02493



     Mount Angel Seminary, established by pioneer monks, began forming men for the priesthood in 1889. MAS is the oldest and largest seminary in the western United States, and the only seminary in the West that offers both a college and a graduate school of theology. Since its inception 126 years ago, MAS has educated and formed thousands of priests for service to the people of God in nearly 100 dioceses and religious communities across the country and around the world.

     Mount Angel Seminary offers undergraduate degrees in Philosophy, with possible double majors in Literature or Religious Studies. At the graduate level, the seminary offers the Master of Divinity degree and Master of Arts degrees in Philosophy, Sacred Scripture and Sacred Theology, as well as the Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology degree offered in affiliation with the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant' Anselmo in Rome, Italy.

    Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary is a Roman Catholic professional and graduate theological institution dedicated uniquely to the preparation of seminarians thirty years of age and older responding to a call to priestly ministry.

     Our program fosters the human, spiritual, academic and pastoral formation of its seminarians. We especially respect and utilize the life experiences and accomplishments of our mature seminarians, as we prepare them for priestly ministry.

    The Seminary program is based on the Ratio Fundamentalis of the Holy See, the Program of Priestly Formation Fifth Edition, of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Post-Synodal Exhortation of Pope John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis.

Prayer for Vocations

God our Father, send Your Holy Spirit to open my mind and heart to your divine call to holiness. Grant me the strength and courage to answer Jesus’ call to ‘come and follow Him.’ Help me this day to place my life in your hands and to trust in your divine presence in my life. Open the hearts and minds of young men and women, so that a new flowering of vocations to the priesthood and religious life, may show forth the fidelity of Your love. Then all may know Christ, the true “Light of the World” as the gentle voice calling them to follow Him. Bless me with the courage to follow you, to serve your people and to spread the good news of the Gospel. Amen.


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker 
641 SW Umatilla Ave  .  Redmond, OR  97756  .  (541) 388-4004

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