Fr. Fred Cwiekowski S.S.

The Community of St. Patrick'[s Seminary & University gives thanks to God for the 50 years of priestly service to both the Sulpicians and the preparation of priests. Fr. Cwiekowski has served nearly half of his priestly years at St. Patrick's and is well known throughout the Bay Area and beyond. His book The Beginnings of the Church, Paulist Press, 1988) with forward of his teacher Fr. Raymond Brown, S.S. continues to be an important ecclesiogy primer and study of the life of the early Church. Ordained May 31, 1962 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, CT. Fr. Fred began his ministry as a Sulpician Father teaching in Seattle, Baltimore and Menlo Park. Congratulations Fr. Fred and ad multos annos!

Fr. Cwiekowski, S.S. Golden Jubilee and History

(click on the link about to view a video of the history of Fr. Cwiekowski's priestly service) 


“They said to them, 'Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised.  Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.' And they remembered his words.Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others." (Luke 24:5-9)

St. Patricks-April 11 2012

JesuswashesthedisciplesfeetBlessings to all the community and supporters of St. Patrick's Seminary & University. In these holy days of the sacred triduum may all the faithful sit with due reverence at the Table of the Lord and with sincerity at the feet of our neighbor. As the Church proclaims in the first reading at the Mass of the Lord's supper on Holy Thursday night, as the Israelites ate the Passover as if in flight (Exodus 12), and as the Lord ate His Passover signifying His saving death and rising, may the members of the Church learn from Him to proclaim this message with lives poured out in loving service, in living memory of the One who is coming again (1 Corinthians 11:23ff) and who alone can give life.