St. Patricks

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As white smoke rose over the Vatican,  members of the St Patrick's Community began to cheer, applaud, send text messages, and ring bells across the campus.

We then assembled in the dining hall to watch the televised proceedings and learn for the first time that the Cardinals had electe Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to become Pope Francis I.

Fr. McKearney led us in prayer just before our lunch break--where we shared thoughts and impressions of this historic moment.

Pictured here are seminarians Brandon Dang (Orange), and Guadalupe Vargas (Fresno) and Raj Derivera (Sacramento) as they first learned the news.

 

Pope Francis IToday, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 has been made extraordinary by the election of the first Pope from the Americas!

 Pope Francis I, formerly Jesuit Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, humbly accepted the silent blessing of the Church Universal in an extraordinary beginning to his papacy. The Church of San Francisco welcomes our Holy Father who bears, for the first time, the name of the great Francis of Assisi, Patron of our diocese. Holy Father, we congratulate you and pledge our prayerful support and love. Ad multos annos!   

Chair of Peter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the Church moves once again into uncharted waters, the People of God join together in prayer for the cardinals gathered in the Eternal City for the papal conclave which begins today.

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Cardinal William J. Levada addressed the media on Monday February 25th at a press conference held at the Main Chapel of St Patrick's Seminary and University. The focus was on the upcoming papal conclave in Rome, the first that Cardinal Levada has participated in.

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Fr. AnthonySt.  Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California is pleased to announce the appointment of  Rev. Anthony E. Giampietro, CSB, as Executive Vice-President and Academic Dean effective July 1, 2013. His responsibilities will include overseeing both the advancement office and the academic programs. A member of the Congregation of Saint Basil, Fr. Giampietro now serves as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston.

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First raindrops, then hailstones, and at last this sign of hope from the heavens--all within the span of an hour. It was a perfect day for Lenten reflection.

 

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The Northern California weather inspired Lenten reflections on a cool Tuesday afternoon.

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7th Annual REVS vs SEMS Basketball Challenge final score:
REVS 54 - SEMS 53
REVS lead the series 4 games to 3

Team MVPS were Fr. Sergio Ovando and Diocese of Oakland seminarian         Mario Rizzo.

Here is a photo of Mario shooting a free throw on the court at Santa Clara University.

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Here's another message from fan Mamochis Estrada, who works for the Diocese of San Jose:

Disfrutamos cada minuto del juego! Felicidades  a los Padres y animo Seminaristas...

Gracias, son excelentes! Los ultimos 5 minutos estuvieron para comerse las uñas!

Thanks to all who support our game year after year! Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life!

See you next year!

The St. Patrick’s Seminary basketball team will play the priests of the San Jose Diocese February 8, 2013 at Santa Clara University’s Leavy Center. 

Tip off is at 7:00PM for this competitive and entertaining basketball benefit for current and future seminarians in the San Jose Diocese. 
 
After six consecutive years, the series is tied at three and three. 
We expect a crowd of over 3,000 friends and supporters cheering one or both teams on.
 
Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the general public.  
 
Order online below:
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or buy them at the door.  Hope to see you there!
 
For Further Information Contact
Fr. George E. Schultze, SJ  650 289-3342  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
St. Patrick’s Adjunct Professor & Head Coach
 
Pictured below is last year's awesome team! 
 

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Last week, nineteen St Patrick's seminarians serving off campus for a year at parishes throughout California and Portland, Oregon, gathered for a  beachfront Pastoral Retreat at Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz.

They met to share fellowship, prayer and insights about their pastoral year internships.

According to their evaluations and the animated conversations that began as soon as they unpacked upon arrival on Sunday, Janaury 27th--they did so successfully!                                                                                                           

The five-day retreat was led by San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop Bill Justice (front row center).                      

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