Tree lighting at STPSUNOV20121

Over 300 people attended our Tree Lighting Ceremony held on Monday night.  The evening was inspired by the President/Rector, Father James McKearney's welcoming prayer and blessing of the creche and trees.  The choir sang beautifully as Christmas carols and holiday treats were enjoyed throughout the Seminary. Many of the guests who enjoyed a close up look at our magnificent and historic building were Bay Area parents and children--part of the extended St Patrick's community.
Thank you to all of our volunteers and seminarians who took time out from their busy holiday and study schedules to make our spirits bright.
And, thank you, to all who came and participated in this festive event!

Year of Faith Banner Medium

Today in the Universal Church the Year of Faith begins. The photo here, of the banner designed by Mrs. Amy Yamamura and Katie Bailey, ornament the campus with an appropriate spirit of joy. The Year of Faith (October 11, 2012 - the Solemnity of Christ the King 2013) opens today on this fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. Our Holy Father Benedict XVI today in Rome mentioned on this momenteous occasion that the Church must be forward thinking in communicating the fatih clearly with a new evangelization that is coherent for our particular times