St. Patrick’s Seminary hosts discernment retreat for prospective military chaplains

Twenty-nine men slated to participate, Archdiocese for Military Services says high attendance "reflects a trend of strong turnouts over the past few years"

Twenty-nine men from three service branches of the United States Armed Forces will gather here this weekend for a March 15-18 discernment retreat aimed at helping them determine if they are called by the Holy Spirit to be Catholic priests and military chaplains. The Vocations Office of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is conducting the annual retreat at St. … [Read more...]

In San Francisco archdiocese, new website promotes Catholic arts

Online venture of the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship based at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park seeks more beautiful liturgies and to energize a Catholic culture of the arts Expanding a recent San Francisco archdiocesan initiative to encourage reverent music and enrich liturgical life, a new website celebrates Catholic culture as a means to share and spread the faith.  The online venture of the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship, founded in 2014 and based at … [Read more...]

Largest crowd ever at St. Patrick’s Seminary gala

More than 500 honor Walk for Life West Coast

California Catholic Daily Exclusive. On Saturday, September 9, St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park hosted its 10th annual Four Pillars Gala. The event is the school's primary yearly fundraiser. The seminary serves a number of dioceses, and this year is forming seminarians from the diocese of Agana, Guam (3); Honolulu Hawaii (7); Monterey (1), Oakland (1), Sacramento (8), … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Seminary installs Reverend George E. Schultze as 17th president-rector

Seminary begins school year with 20 new seminarians, the largest class since 2013

On Monday, August 21, 2017, St. Patrick’s Seminary & University celebrated the installation of Reverend George E. Schultze, SJ, as the institution’s 17th President-Rector. The Mass was celebrated by The Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, who also delivered the homily and performed the Rite of Installation before a gathering of an estimated … [Read more...]

Prudence requires courage

St. Patrick’s Seminary honors Walk for Life founders

California Catholic Daily exclusive. On September 9, St. Patrick’s Seminary will hold its annual Four Pillars Gala. The event is the sole yearly fundraiser for the seminary, which serves the Archdiocese of San Francisco, most of the other dioceses of California, as well as the dioceses of Honolulu, Reno, and Spokane.  The seminary is currently forming 64 men for the … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Seminary adds faculty, boosts student recruitment

Five new professors hired, expects to admit as many as 15 new seminarians from six dioceses for upcoming academic year

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University is welcoming five new professors and expects to admit as many as 15 new seminarians from six dioceses for the upcoming academic year, as new rector-president and vice chancellor Jesuit Father George Schultze reaches out to bishops in several Western states to encourage them to consider the Menlo Park seminary for priestly … [Read more...]

Jesuit named new rector of St. Patrick’s Seminary and University

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone appoints Rev. George F. Schultze, S.J., as president-rector

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Chancellor of the Board of Trustees of St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, has appointed Rev. George F. Schultze, S.J. as President-Rector and Vice Chancellor effective July 1, 2017. Fr. Schultze has been at St. Patrick’s since 2005, serving on the Seminary faculty, holding various administrative positions and serving as spiritual … [Read more...]

San Jose diocese won’t send seminarians to St. Patrick’s anymore

Bishop Patrick McGrath says seminarians will instead be sent to the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago

In a brief letter to priests of the San Jose diocese dated Feb. 10, Bishop Patrick McGrath announced that he had "decided to transfer current seminarians and send our future seminarians to the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago." The letter does not mention St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, about a … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s provost to lead SF high school assessment

‘How do we create Catholic culture in our archdiocese?’

  The following comes from a Dec. 12 story in Catholic San Francisco by Valerie Schmalz. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is creating a new Office of Catholic Identity Assessment for Catholic high schools starting Jan. 1 – an initiative that may be the first in the country. The office will not only work with the four archdiocesan high schools which fall … [Read more...]

Father Malloy gave him moral compass

The following comes from an Oct. 18 article by Alvin Yu which is part of a series appearing in Catholic San Francisco. I was born and raised in San Francisco. My home parish is Sts. Peter and Paul Church, where I also went to elementary school. I attended Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory and did my undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University. After finishing … [Read more...]