May 14, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has named The Rev. Michael C. Letteer Catholic Chaplain at Bucknell University, beginning June 14.

Father Letteer is the Parochial Vicar at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Middletown, Pa. Originally from Lancaster, he attended Manheim Township High School and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Scranton. He studied for the priesthood at St. Vincent's Seminary in Latrobe and was ordained a priest for the Harrisburg Diocese in 1996.

His previous assignments as a parochial vicar include St. Mary's in York, St. Theresa's in New Cumberland, Our Lady of Hope Church in Coal Township, and St. Patrick's in Trevorton. He also served as Chaplain at Lourdes Regional High School in Coal Township.

"As our new Catholic Chaplain, Father Letteer will have the opportunity to influence today's students, who will be society's leaders of tomorrow," said Bucknell University President Brian C. Mitchell.

"Father Letteer will build on Father Martin Moran's leadership in shaping Bucknell's very active Catholic Campus Ministry, which was recently recognized as the student organization of the year for its leadership," said Mitchell.

Catholic Campus Ministries plays a significant role in Bucknell's master plan, specifically strengthening the University's strong academic programming, fostering more diversity on campus and building bridges between Bucknell and the world at large.

Father Martin O. Moran III, who served as Catholic Chaplain at Bucknell for nine years, has been chosen as the new executive director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association.

Posted May 14, 2007