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On Wednesday, October 7, 2010 on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary sixteen seminarians were instituted as acolytes at the Seminary. They were installed by Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, Bishop of the Diocese of Oakland.  This was the first ceremony of institution over which the bishop presided at St. Patrick's since his installation in March 2009 as the new Ordinary of Oakland.

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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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