Jeffery M. Monforton, former rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, was appointed by the Holy Father
as Bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville on July 3. He was installed as the Ohio diocese’s fifth bishop on September 10, before two thousand people in the Fieldhouse of Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Bishop Monforton is the twenty-sixth graduate of the seminary who has been elevated to the episcopacy, making Sacred Heart something of a “school for bishops.”
Bishop Monforton, a Sacred Heart alumnus (1989) and faculty member (1998-2005), served as the seminary’s rector for six years,