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Pope_Benedict_XVISeminarians of the world were given support and encouragement in a letter from Pope Benedict XVI on the Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, October 18.

In his letter to seminarians marking the end of the Year for Priests the Pope recalled how in 1944 as a draftee in the German army he expressed his desire to become a Catholic priest to which an officer replied “Then you ought to look for something else. In the new Germany priests are no longer needed.” The Pope then added that “many people nowadays also think that the Catholic priesthood is not a “job” for the future, one that belongs more in the past.”

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4pillarsgala2010201-viOn Saturday, September 18, 2010, St. Patrick's Seminary & University celebrated their Third Annual Four Pillars Gala. The event started with Vespers presided by the Most Reverend George H. Niederauer, Archbishop of San Francisco, followed with tours and a social in the halls of St. Patrick's listening to music played by some of our seminarians. Dinner, a raffle drawing, and dancing took place outside under the stars while current class president, Steve Kim and newly elected class president, Mike Ritter emceed much to the delight of the audience.

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VaticanIIprogram2010The Vatican II Institute for Clergy Formation hosted its initial program for priests, Continuing Formation from the Beginning, from August 30 through September 2.  Continuing Formation from the Beginning is designed to assist recently ordained priests who are approaching or who have recently begun their first assignment as a pastor or parish administrator.

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