Blessings on Our New Academic Year!

The Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, celebrated Mass this evening with us here at St. Patrick's Seminary. He gave a wonderful homily on how the importance of our individual relationship with Jesus Christ will shape us into the priests of tomorrow. 

On behalf of the entire seminary community, thank you, Archbishop! 

Also, tomorrow marks the beginning of our new academic year. Our 94 seminarians will begin classes and prepare for their individual field education assignments. Please keep them in your prayers.

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Here are the men of the  graduating Class of 2013. 

We celebrated their success and dedication to serving the Lord, at a ceremony last Friday night.

Now, ordination ceremonies have begun for these soon to be priests who will serve in California, the Western United States and Guam.

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This photo, taken at last night's spectacular Mass and banquet/fundraiser sponsored by our generous Vietnamese community, shows that it was truly a family affair.

The Mass was celebrated by San Jose Auxiliary Bishop Tom Daly. The overall event was inspired by Fr. (Cha) Vincent Doan Bui, our Dean of Student Affairs and a spiritual leader to the Vietnamese Catholic community and indeed to us all.

Behind the scenes was our benefactress Trina Phan Vu--who coordinated many details including the sumptuous meal and magnificent flowers.

We don't have a total yet for the amount of money raised, but we received four generous gifts dedicated to the purchase of four digital blackboards--a.k.a. smartboards.

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