School of Theology, Spiritual Director and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Liturgy and Sacraments. Ordained priest, 1984.
At SHMS 1989-
Monsignor Daniel J. Trapp was born in Detroit, Michigan to John and Barbara Trapp on January 1, 1958. He attended Catholic and public schools in the Detroit area. After attending the University of Michigan for two years, he enrolled in Sacred Heart Seminary, from which he graduated with a major in history in 1980. He studied at the North American College in Rome where he received a bachelor’s degree in theology (STB) from the Gregorian University in 1984, a license in theology (STL) in sacramental theology (a specialization of dogmatic theology) from the Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo in 1987 and a doctorate (STD) in sacramental theology in 1989.
He has taught at Sacred Heart Major Seminary’s School of Theology from 1989 until the present (in both adjunct and full time capacities). He is currently an associate professor of theology.
Previously, Monsignor Trapp directed the Archdiocesan Office of Catechetics/Religious Education for three years. He has been a pastor of parishes in the city of Detroit since 1991. Father Trapp served as pastor of All Saints (Detroit), St. Andrew/St. Benedict (Detroit) and Holy Cross (Detroit). He served as administrator of Divine Providence Parish (Southfield). He has been pastor of SS. Augustine and Monica since 1996. He has served as Spiritual Director of the School of Theology since 1995.
2017, October 19-22, took part in Federation of Seminary Spiritual Directors conference in Toronto, Canada.
2017, 28-30th November gave Priests Convocation for the Diocese of Venice, Florida
2018 Jan 7-12, preached retreat at St. Vincent DePaul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida
2018 Feb 28-March 4 with Bishop Battersby, presented on “Virtues and Seminary Formation” for the Seminary Research Council at St. Vincent DePaul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida
2018, March 7-9 Participated in the Advisory Council meeting of the Institute of Priestly Formation in Omaha.