USML | Events

Mundelein Seminary

Mundelein Seminary | Events

  • Theater Organ Concert | 5/15/2016

    The Village of Mundelein is hosting a theater organ concert on Sunday, May 15 at 3:00pm in the Cardinal Mundelein Auditorium on the campus of Mundelein Seminary. 

    The afternoon will include the Village of Mundelein Community Choir, an audience sing-along, and a silent movie with live theatre organ music. The organ has been restored from the 1930s and will be played by several different organists. 

    Tickets are $20, with proceeds benefiting the restoration of Mundelein's first fire truck, "Old Number One," a gift from Cardinal Mundelein to the city in 1925. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Mundelein Seminary Music Program.

  • 2016 May Crowning CANCELLED | 5/8/2016

    2016 May Crowning Mass & Reception CANCELLED

    The 2016 May Crowning at Mundelein Seminary has been cancelled due to the Mother's Day holiday and the construction of our new visitor's center beginning on campus in April. We apologize for any inconvenience.


  • Celebration of Mundelein | 4/13/2016

  • Mercy as a Biblical Theme and Lenten Spiritual Guide with Fr. John Kartje | 2/9/2016

    and 3/9/2016

    In the Bible, the word "mercy" conveys a wide range of meanings used to characterize 
    the nature of God's covenantal relationship with  humanity. In this Lenten Season of conversion of heart and the Jubilee Year of Mercy, join Fr. John Kartje, Rector and President of Mundelein Seminary / USML, as we explore the spiritual riches of this complex biblical theme. Fr. John returns to St. Joseph Parish to lead us on a 4-session Lenten journey that traces the power of mercy through both the Old and New Testaments. Bring your Bible and a friend! 

    This series will take place on Tuesdays, February 9, 16 and 23 and concludes on Wednesday,  March 9.  All sessions in this series will be in the Koenig Center at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libertyville, IL from 7:00PM-8:30PM.


    Registration is required. Information about St. Joseph and registration information here.   

  • 2015 Christmas Concert | 12/6/2015

    Be inspired by the sounds and songs of the season! Join us for this year’s Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 6 beginning at 2:00 p.m.

    Rich Daniels and the City Lights Orchestra along with the Mundelein Seminary Choir under the musical direction of Linda Cerabona create an afternoon filled with a most beautiful collection of Christmas music. It is a not-to-miss holiday event!

    Please note that doors open at 1:30 p.m. Your electronic confirmation will serve as your ticket and will be taken at the door. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    If you have a wheelchair, walker or cane, you may be dropped off on the north side of the auditorium before parking in one of primary campus parking lots.

    A donation of $20 per person is greatly appreciated to help cover the increasing costs of producing this tremendous Christmas show. Thank you for your consideration and generosity.

  • Fr. Patrick O'Malley "Perspectives on the Scriptures" Memorial Conference | 10/31/2015

    Fr. Patrick O’Malley was a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago for 56 years, passing away in 2013.  Fr. O’Malley worked diligently and effectively to connect life with faith for the people of God.  He had a great love for scripture and wrote “Perspectives on the Scriptures” for the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Catholic New World newspaper for many years.
    Through the generosity of the ACTA (Adult Catechetical Teaching Aids) Foundation, the first of three yearly conferences will take place on Saturday, October 31.  The Fr. Patrick O’Malley “Perspectives on the Scriptures” Memorial Conference is designed for all people seeking a deeper relationship with Christ.  It will be relevant for laity, deacons and priests.  The focus of the 2015 conference will be on the Sunday Cycle C (Luke) of readings. 
    The conference will be on the beautiful and sacred grounds of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.  This life giving conference includes…
    9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Fruit, Coffee, Juice
    9:30 a.m. - Welcome, Opening Prayer by Fr. Thomas Baima, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs 
    9:40 a.m. - ACTA Foundation Fr. O'Malley Project and Amazing Contributions of Fr. O'Malley by Msgr. John Canary, Vicar General Emeritus and Fr. Ron Lewinski, Delegate for Parish Transformation. 
    10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Two talks each by noted scripture scholars Fr. John Lodge, professor of Biblical Studies, and Fr. John Kartje, Rector/President
    4:00 p.m. - Mass with Fr. John Kartje
    The Conference will take place at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Conference Center, Room 102
    To register please contact Mary Bertram at or sign up conference 2015.  The complete cost for the day will be only $10.
  • Rector's Mass: Meet the New Rector on October 18th | 10/18/2015

    Meet the New Rector on October 18th!
    Join us for the Rector's Mass on Sunday, October 18, where Very Reverend John Kartje will be presiding. Morning prayer will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conceptions. A light brunch will be held after the Mass in the refectory where you can meet Fr. Kartje. 
  • Mundelein Seminary Lecture Series: Dr. David Fagerberg on "Making the World Whole" | 4/22/2015


    Join us for a lucheon lecture with Dr. David Fagerberg, 2015 Paluch Chair of Theology, on Wednesday, April 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the University Club of Chicago in the Cathedral Room. Dr. Fagerberg's lecture is entitled "Making the World Whole: A Sacrifical Vision of Ordinary Life". Dr. Fagerberg's area of study is liturgical theology. In this talk, he will explore our belief in the world as sacrament and sacrifice in terms of "Doing the World" properly. If you want to know more about why the liturgy is related to everything, then this is the talk for you. 

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