Over 50,000 people participated in the  Walk for Life in San Francisco, this past Saturday, and St Patrick's seminarians played in major role in walkling and hosting brother seminarians throughout the West Coast.  Three buses of seminarians, priests and supporters left St  Patrick's on Saturday morning for the march to SF City Hall. St Patrick's provided food and lodging for those from out of town and out of state. And many guests celebrated Sunday Mass with us.
The dinner served when the walkers returned to campus on Saturday night  was a special treat, as it was prepared by our always supportive Vietnamese community under the direction of Mrs. Trina Phan-Vu. Walkers were served homemade Pho, a nourishing noodle, meat and and vegetable broth that is a Vietnamese specialty.
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Pictured above are St. Patrick's seminarian, Abraham Barrera, who represents the Diocese of Stockton and a Mount Angel seminarian, Lauro Minimo, who represents the Diocese of San Diego. 
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Pictured above are the kitchen team, who worked for two days preparing Pho--many thanks to the Vietnamese community. (Photo by Minh-Tam Nguyen)

Thanks to the generosity of the SF Archdiocese led by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone,  the second collection at all Masses celebrated  on Sunday January 27th will be designated for St Patrick's. Seminarians from the SF Diocese will be speaking at parishes in SF, San Mateo and Marin Counties (pictured left to right: Alvin Yu, Rev. Mr. Tom Martin, Andrew Ginter, Michael Liliedahl, Justin Liu, Mark Doherty). We hope that you will support us on that day and always.

Here's why:

2nd-2 1 of 1WebFor over a century, St Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California has been preparing men for the Roman Catholic priesthood. At a time when well prepared priests are needed more than ever, we are blessed with a record enrollment of 112 men--with more planning to join us in 2013.

With great blessings and opportunities, however, come great challenges. We need your support so that we can continue provide outstanding academic programs and increase seminarian housing.

We invite you and your group to see our faith and mission in action by visiting our historic campus, chapel, library and grounds.

To arrange a tour, please contact Lauren John at  650 325-5621

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The Winter 2012 issue of The Patrician, our St Patrick's news magazine is now available online.
This issue has photos of our September Gala and articles by
 Deacon Moses Brown and
newly ordained priest, Fr. Armando Gutierrez of St Matthew Catholic Church of San Mateo.
Click here to see the issue online:  Patrician-_Winter-2012.pdf
And watch your mailboxes for print issues arriving during Christmas holiday.
The print issues contain donor envelopes.
We hope that you can include St Patrick's in your holiday giving.