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. 



San_Jose_Ordination_June_2011The ordinations of recent alumni - the Class of 2011 - have begun. For example, on May 14th Father Rafal Duda, Father Alex Quiros Castillo, Father Edilberto Castanas and Father Gerald Pedrera were ordianed priests for service in the Diocese of Oakland. On June 4th seven of our alumni were ordained for service in the Church as priests. Father Steve Kim (former student body president pictured here), Father Andrew C. Nguyen and Father Angelo David were ordained priests for the Diocese of San Jose. Father Jeff Wilson was ordained for the Diocese of Stockton and Father Jose de Jesus Beltran was ordained for the Diocese of Sacramento. Fathers Tammylee Ngo, OFM and Father James Phan, OFM were ordained for service in the Franciscians. On June 10th three alumni (Martin Bui, Duy Le and Nicolas Nguyen) will be ordained for service in the Diocese of Orange. Congratulations to our new priests and their parishes in which they will be serving.

Vietnamese_Fundraiser-2011-2On May 7, 2011 over 230 guests filled St. Patrick's Seminary & University for the 2ND Annual Vietnamese Fundraising Dinner.  The night started with a magnificent concert in the Main Chapel, with Father Paul Maillet, S.S. performing works of Schumann, Brahms, Chopin and others at the piano followed by the Seminary Schola Cantorum who performed two pieces composed by Sir John Rutter (Lord Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, and Lux Aeterna from the Requiem Mass in honor of Vietnamese supporter Peter Van Dinh Le). Pictured here is Seminarian and artist Peter Nguyen who donated several of his paintings including this one titled Madona and Child. 

After guests enjoyed the magical recital in the Chapel they were lead to the main dining hall where an 8 course meal, music, and an auction awaited them.  It was a truly wonderful evening that raised substantial and much needed funds to assist in the formation of priests. "Seminarians Today, Priests Tomorrow"