Ordination 2012

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 thirteen seminarians were ordained to the transitional diaconate at St. Pius Church in Redwood City by Archbishop-Elect Salvatore Cordileone. Pictured here is Deacon Michael Syjueco (Diocese of San Jose) receiving the book of the gospels. According to the rite of ordination, the deacon is charged to  "believe what he reads, teach what he believes and practice what he teaches." As the thirteen join the ranks of the ordained they do so after years of preparation for this moment. Their theological and priestly formation will culminate in ordination to the priesthood in the spring/summer 2012. May God continue to fill the newly ordained deacons with the will to follow the command of Christ to lay down their lives in imitation of the Master and to love as they have been loved. (John 15:11ff)

IMG 2846On September 15, 2012 St. Patrick's Seminary & University celebrated our 5th Annual Four Pillars Gala; and what a wonderful evening it was!

410 guests were in attendance that night, all to celebrate the three honorees for the evening: His Eminence William J. Cardinal Levada,  Most Reverend George H. Niederauer and  Most Reverend John R. Quinn. 

Thank you to all that attended, and supported the Seminary throughout this Gala.  We are forever grateful for those who share their time and their gifts toward the support of St. Patrick's Seminary & University's mission.

We hope to see all of you on September 14, 2013 as we celebrate our 6th Annual Four Pillars Gala!



Gene Konkel


After a short illness, Father Gene Konkel died September 14, 2012, the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, at his home at Saint Patrick’s Seminary & University at approximately 1PM.  He was 81 years of age.