The St. Patrick's Seminary & University community bid farewell to Deacon Anthony Rapozo (Diocese of Honolulu) and Deacon Mauricio Munoz (Diocese of Yakima) as they leave St. Patrick's at solemn vespers on December 9, 2011.
A special blessing was offered by Father McKearney and the entire community as they leave St. Patrick's. Anthony will be ordianed to the priesthood on December 30, 2011 at the Co-Cathedral in Honolulu and Mauricio in the coming months in Yakima. As a momento of their time at St. Patrick's, they were presented with blessed crucifixes. In honor of the presence of St. Patrick's in the Archdiocese of San Franciso, the crucifixes were the famous San Damiano cross under which St. Francis of Assisi received numerous blessings and graces for his conversion.