St. Patricks

Thanks to the generosity of the SF Archdiocese led by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone,  the second collection at all Masses celebrated  on Sunday January 27th will be designated for St Patrick's. Seminarians from the SF Diocese will be speaking at parishes in SF, San Mateo and Marin Counties (pictured left to right: Alvin Yu, Rev. Mr. Tom Martin, Andrew Ginter, Michael Liliedahl, Justin Liu, Mark Doherty). We hope that you will support us on that day and always.

Here's why:

2nd-2 1 of 1WebFor over a century, St Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California has been preparing men for the Roman Catholic priesthood. At a time when well prepared priests are needed more than ever, we are blessed with a record enrollment of 112 men--with more planning to join us in 2013.

With great blessings and opportunities, however, come great challenges. We need your support so that we can continue provide outstanding academic programs and increase seminarian housing.

We invite you and your group to see our faith and mission in action by visiting our historic campus, chapel, library and grounds.

To arrange a tour, please contact Lauren John at  650 325-5621

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"

Tom_DalyOn this St. Patrick's Day, the Seminary Community is proud to congratulate an alumnus and Bishop-Elect Thomas Daly, a priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and vocations director, who has been chosen to become the first Auxiliary Bishop of San Jose, California.

Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., Archbishop Pietro Sambi, made the Pope's choice public on March 16. The 50-year-old bishop-designate is currently the president of Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, and the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

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Pope_Benedict_XVISeminarians of the world were given support and encouragement in a letter from Pope Benedict XVI on the Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, October 18.

In his letter to seminarians marking the end of the Year for Priests the Pope recalled how in 1944 as a draftee in the German army he expressed his desire to become a Catholic priest to which an officer replied “Then you ought to look for something else. In the new Germany priests are no longer needed.” The Pope then added that “many people nowadays also think that the Catholic priesthood is not a “job” for the future, one that belongs more in the past.”

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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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Hon. Marciano A. Paynor, Jr., the Consul General of the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco visited St. Patrick's Seminary & University on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at the invitation of Ms. Nellie Hizon, a member of the Seminary Board of Regents. Fr. McKearney, President/Rector and Fr. Myers, Vice President for

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