A Night to Remember.....


On Saturday, September 17th, St. Patrick's Seminary & University hosted the Fourth Annual Four Pillars Gala; and what a wonderful evening it was!  Three hundred and seventy-five guests attended this warm and celebratory evening.  Vespers began at 5:00 pm with the President/Rector, Reverend James L. McKearney, S.S.  as the Presider.



"Who do you say that I am?"

With these words of Jesus this Sunday, the St. Patrick's Seminary & University warmly welcomes our new seminarians of 2011-2012. It was such a gift to be able to celebrate Mass with you all tonight and with your family and friends.

The fact that Jesus has called you to this holy house of prayer, study and community is a testament to the grace working in your lives. It is not you who chose Him but He who chooses you "to go forth and bear fruit - fruit that will last" (John 15:16) As Jesus tells us all this Sunday the Kingdom belongs to God and His Church, may you find in this seminary the seeds of that Kingdom, pusue it with all your love and strength and find in the members of this house authentic disciples with the same passion for integrity and holiness and then, from that life lived well, for service of the holy poeple of God. Our prayers are with you as you take this important step in your life and the life of the Church.


Fr. James L. McKearney, S.S. (President & Rector)


A St. Patrick's Seminary & University member of the Board of Regents, Ms. Nellie Hizon received a papal honor at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. On the vigil of the feast of the Assumption Nellie received the Benenerneti award in recognition of the good work she continues to carry out on behalf of the Church. Congratulations to Nellie on this wonderful occasion and on her receipt of this great honor.