The community of St. Patrick's Semiunary & University extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Robert William Gaul (Bill) who passed away from this world suddenly on November 4, 2011.
On Thursday, Novermber 3, 2011 twenty one men at St. Patrick's were installed as acolytes.
Bishop Richard Garcia presided over the ceremony. In his homily he stressed the importance of the engaged heart in the life of the seminarian and future priest. What is necessary is a heart full of love for God and the people in order that more may see the face of Christ today.
On Saturday, October 29, 2011 the community of St. Patrick's gathered to celebrate the ordination of 4 seminarians to the transitional diaconate. Pictured from right to left are: Reverend Mr. Thomas Nelson, (Diocese of Reno), Reverend Mr. Anthony Uytingco (Diocese of San Jose), Reverned Mr. Jhay Galeon (Diocese of Sacramento) and Reverned Mr. Armando Gutierrez (Archdiocese of San Francisco).
The Gellert Library was delighted to receive a beautiful coffee table book honoring the 50th Golden Jubilee of St Patrick’s graduate, Monsignor Brigido “Bibi” Pedro Untalan Arroyo, the pastor of one of the largest and busiest parishes of the Archdiocese of Agana, Guam—St. Anthony-St Victor Church in Tamuning.
A new painting of the founder of the Sulpicians, Fr. Jean Jacques Olier (1608-1657) has been created by Sulpician Father Peter Gray in Maryland. The painting has been acquired by St. Patrick's Seminary and will go on display in the main administrative hallway of the Seminary. The painting came into the possession of St. Patrick's just recently and will be on display in time for the October canonical visitation of the Superior General of the Society of St. Sulpice (The Very Reverend Ronald D. Witherup, p.s.s.) Fr. Witherup will meet with the President/Rector as well as with the members of the administration, student body and Oblate Sisters of Jesus the Priest. The "canonical visitation" is a routine visitation of the seminary either by the Provincial or the Superior General of the Sulpicians at regularly scheduled intervals in an effort to assist the Sulpician Seminary in its ministry of initial and ongoing formation of Preists for service in the dioceses.
St. Patrick's Seminary & University maintains as its primary purpose the initial and ongoing formation of Roman Catholic priests in a contemporary multicultural world, especially for dioceses within the Western United States and the Pacific Rim.