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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.

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012 St. Patrick's Seminary & University celebrated the admission of candidates for holy orders. Bishop Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa presided and preached highlighting the need for the seminarian to focus on the imporatant things related to being a good disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ and from there, the priest can hope all things. Pictured above are two of the candidates, Samuel Moses Brown and Pawel Jamroz, both of the Diocese of Santa Rosa. The candidates for holy orders publicly state that they will do all they possibly can to assure their way to priesthood, and likewise the Church. Most of the candidates will be ordained to the transitional deaconate and then to priesthood, God willing, within the next two to three years. Congratulations candidates!

Admission to Candidacy 

On Thursday, February 23, 2012 the St. Patrick's Seminary & University Community celebrated the institution of new lectors. Bishop Tod Brown (Diocese of Orange) presided over the installation ceremony. Bishop Brown emphasized the importance of the priest cherishing the Word of God in in his life and this in order to pray, teach and preach well. Congratulations to the new readers!

Lector 2012