Saint Vincent Seminary Spring 2011
Blessed John Paul II Beatified May 1, 2011
Seminary Board of Regents Saint Vincent Seminary 300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650 Phone: 724-537-4592 Fax: 724-532-5052 www.saintvincentseminary.edu Publisher, Chancellor Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Rector Very Rev. Justin M. Matro, O.S.B. Vice Rector Rev. John-Mary Tompkins, O.S.B. Academic Dean Dr. Michel Therrien Director of Spiritual Formation Rev. Aaron N. Buzzelli, O.S.B. Director of Seminary Development Paul R. Whiteside Director of Seminary Public Relations Kimberley A. Metzgar Public Relations Associate Elizabeth A. Cousins Director for Alumni Affairs Br. Elliott C. Maloney, O.S.B. Consultant for Alumni Affairs Rev. Gilbert J. Burke, O.S.B. Contributors to this issue: Elizabeth Cousins Annette Hart Rev. Edward M. Mazich, O.S.B. On the cover: Pope John Paul II, © Servizio Fotografico. Reprinted with permission.
are first and foremost, a Roman Catholic Seminary, and as such, our focus will continue to be forming young men to provide solid spiritual and temporal leadership in the Church.” A member of the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents since 1999, Dr. Maher is Provost Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh. He is also Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Senior Science Advisor. He served as Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor from July 1, 1994, to August 15, 2010, and has been a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh for forty years. Dr. Maher earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame in 1964. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Yale University in 1965 and 1969, respectively. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh faculty as an assistant professor in September 1970, Dr. Maher served as a post-doctoral research associate in the Physics Division of the Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois. During his tenure at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Maher has served as director of the University’s Scaife Nuclear Physics Laboratory, as a longstanding resident fellow in the University’s Center for the Philosophy of Science, and as a visiting scientist at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, the Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut in Groningen, the College de France in Paris, and the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. Elected a fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Maher has published numerous papers in refereed journals on the fields of nuclear physics (up through 1980) and statistical condensed matter physics (since 1980). He has presented
Dr. James V. Maher, Vice Chairman, was unanimously elected to succeed Mr. John C. Marous, Jr., as Chairman of the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents. “I am delighted and honored to be of service to the Seminary in this role after having served as a member of the Board for 12 years,” Dr. Maher said following his election. He noted that “We all owe a debt of gratitude to my predecessor Dr. John C. Marous, Jr. who served as Chairman for 17 years. Under his leadership, Saint Vincent Seminary has truly enhanced its role as a worldclass organization serving the Church in a very special way.” “We welcome Dr. Maher in his new role,” said Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., Chancellor. “His contributions have been significant. During his tenure on the Board, he has served on the Planning Committee, the Executive and Membership Committee, and he has chaired the Academic Affairs and Technology Committee.” “While we welcome Dr. Maher to this new role, we also recognize the contributions of Chairman Emeritus John Marous during his long tenure on the Board,” Archabbot Douglas noted. “John Marous chaired three capital campaigns, four major construction projects, and development of many new academic programs. I look forward to Mr. Marous’ continued contributions to the growth of Saint Vincent Seminary.” Mr. Marous has been named Chairman emeritus and member of the board, with voting privileges, by the Chancellor, Archabbot Douglas, upon the recommendation of the Board of Regents. Dr. Maher stated that “we hope to continue to build on the Seminary’s key strengths. We 2
Dr. James V. Maher, Jr. Chairman, Board of Regents numerous invited talks at topical conferences and physical society meetings. Dr. Maher is a member of the Board of Trustees’ Information Technology Committee at the University’s partner institution, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and serves on numerous national and local professional society committees and boards, including the Carnegie Science Center Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of BioOne. He was chair of the Council of Academic Affairs of the Association of Public and Landgrant Universities and was a member of the Association of American University’s (AAU) Intellectual Property Task Force. He served on the AAU/ National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) Task Force on Accreditation. He was invited by the AAU and Association of Research Libraries to participate in writing the Tempe Principles on Scholarly Communications, a set of principles designed to guide the transformation of the scholarly publishing system.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Mr. John C. Marous, Jr., To Be Honored Saint Vincent Seminary will honor two outstanding members of its Board of Regents at its forthcoming Alumni Day Mass and Banquet, scheduled for Monday, September 19, 2011. Tribute will be paid to His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, a member of the Board of Regents for 24 years, and Dr. John C. Marous, Jr., retired chairman of the Seminary’s Board of Regents and a member for 20 years. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, was elevated to the College of Cardinals in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. During his 24 years on the Seminary Board of Regents, Cardinal Wuerl was a stalwart supporter of the Seminary. He was active in helping to recruit seminarians and was especially helpful in keeping the Seminary administration and faculty alert to expanding requirements for the priestly formation program. Cardinal Wuerl is known nationally for his catechetical and teaching ministry and for his efforts on behalf of Catholic education. He serves on numerous national and international boards and is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, chancellor of The Catholic University of America, chairman of the board of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Foundation and also of The Papal Foundation. He is chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine and a member of the USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. Cardinal Wuerl has written numerous articles and books, including the best-selling catechisms, The Teaching of Christ and The Catholic Way. His most recent book, The Mass, was published in January 2011. In April 2008 Cardinal
His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl Archbishop of Washington
Mr. John C. Marous, Jr. Chairman Emeritus, Board of Regents
for 17 years and as a member of the board for 20 years. Significant advances were made in every aspect of the Seminary under the leadership of Mr. Marous. He led three major capital campaigns to provide the Seminary with additional space for worship with the Saint Gregory Chapel, administrative offices, additional housing, and academic programs, including the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Homiletics for Excellence in Preaching, and the Pastoral Stewardship program. Those campaigns also helped provide state-of-the-art technology for the newly renovated classrooms in the John and Annette Brownfield Center. Prior to being elected Chairman of the Board of Regents, Mr. Marous served as chairman and chief executive officer of Westinghouse, president of the corporation’s Industries and International Group, which included businesses involved globally in the development, manufacture and marketing of a wide variety of electrical and
Wuerl hosted His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, D.C., on the Holy Father’s historic journey to the United States. The Cardinal is active in the community, joining with civic and business leaders to promote education, service to the poor, pastoral assistance to refugees and immigrants and interfaith understanding. The Cardinal was born in Pittsburgh, and received graduate degrees from The Catholic University of America, the Gregorian University, and a doctorate in theology from the University of Saint Thomas in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 17, 1966, and ordained a bishop by Pope John Paul II on January 6, 1986 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome. He served as Auxiliary Bishop in Seattle until 1987 and then as Bishop of Pittsburgh for 18 years until his appointment to Washington. Mr. John C. Marous, Jr. Mr. Marous served as chairman of the Board of Regents 3
electronic products for industrial, construction, and utility markets. Following service in the U.S. Army, Mr. Marous earned bachelor and master of science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He was awarded an honorary doctor of engineering degree by the University of South Carolina in December 1988; an honorary doctor of public service degree from South Carolina State college in May 1989; and an honorary doctor of letters degree from Clemson University in December 1989. He received an honorary doctorate from Saint Vincent Seminary in 1996. Both Mr. Marous and Cardinal Wuerl have been involved with the Extra Mile Education Foundation, which supports the education of children from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in select Pittsburgh parochial schools. The students are pirmarily African American and non-Catholic. John and his wife Lucine reside in Fox Chapel.
and preached at various days of recollection and liturgical celebrations in the area. In 1982 Bishop Bartchak was appointed part-time Defender of the Bond, and in 1986 he was assigned full-time to the Tribunal of the Diocese of Erie. During his time in Washington, Bishop Bartchak assisted as a confessor at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. In 1992 Bishop Bartchak was appointed by Bishop Donald W. Trautman as Judicial Vicar and Director of the Office of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Diocese of Erie. In addition to these duties, he was named Vicar for Canonical Affairs of the Diocese of Erie in 2004. In the Diocese of Erie, Bishop Bartchak has been an exofficio member of the presbyteral council, the administrative cabinet and various diocesan committees. He served on the planning committee for the establishment of the permanent diaconate formation program of the Diocese of Erie. He has been a confessor and spiritual director for Project Rachel at Catholic Charities Counseling Services of the Diocese of Erie, and chaplain to the Saint Thomas More Society in Erie. He has also been a spiritual director at Saint
Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown Monsignor Mark L. Bartchak was appointed the eighth bishop of the Diocese of AltoonaJohnstown by Pope Benedict XVI on January 14. A priest of the Diocese of Erie, Bishop Bartchak was ordained and installed on April 19 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona. A native of Cleveland, he attended Saint Mark Seminary and Gannon University in Erie, Christ the King Seminary in New York, and The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., where he received a licentiate degree in 1989 and a doctorate in 1992 in canon law. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Erie on May 15, 1981, by the late Bishop Michael J. Murphy at Saint Peter Cathedral, Erie. In 2000 he received papal honors from Pope John Paul II with the title of Chaplain to His Holiness. Immediately after ordination
to the priesthood, Bishop Bartchak was assigned as temporary parochial vicar at Saint Joseph Parish, Warren. In August 1981 he was assigned as parochial vicar at Saint Francis Parish, Clearfield. He was also assistant principal and theology teacher at Saint Francis High School, and part-time chaplain at the Clearfield Hospital. He was transferred to Saint Leo Magnus Parish, Ridgway, to serve as administrator of the parish for several months when the pastor became ill. He was then appointed parochial vicar at Saint Leo Magnus Parish. His duties included pastoral care at the Elk County General Hospital and the Elk County Prison. In these early parish assignments he was active in local ecumenical clergy associations. He was a speaker at ecumenical and civic gatherings. He gave retreats for Catholic schools in Elk County
Mark Seminary, Erie since 1991. For the past several years he has celebrated Mass each month at Erie County Prison. He has also been a confessor at the Catholic chapel at Millcreek Mall, the largest retail shopping center in northwestern Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Board of Corporators of Saint Vincent Health System in Erie. In addition to his duties in the Diocese of Erie, Bishop Bartchak has been involved in various roles in the Church on the state, national and international level. In 2004 he was appointed to the Administrative Board and the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. In 2007 he was appointed as a consultant for the USCCB Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance. Bishop Bartchak has served as canonical consultant for a number of bishops, dioceses, seminaries, and religious institutes. Besides his doctoral dissertation, which examines canonical issues concerning spiritual formation in diocesan seminaries, he has published articles on canon law topics in various journals. He has given lectures at the faculties of canon law of The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, The Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, and Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. He has conducted seminars and workshops for canon lawyers in the United States, and for civil attorneys of the Erie County Bar Association. For the past several years he has been a member of the teaching faculty of the Institute on Matrimonial Tribunal Practice held each summer at The Catholic University of America, and he has taught (Continued on Page 7)
Retiring Bishop Joseph V. Adamec of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has served in that capacity for nearly 24 years, time to have established a very strong relationship with Saint Vincent Seminary. During his tenure, he has had the opportunity to visit numerous times, for special events, and to preside at Mass for seminarians’ during various periods of their formation, such as ministry of acolyte, ministry of reader and admittance to candidacy. “While he has sent many seminarians here, in the mid1990s, three seminarians, from Bishop Adamec’s native country, Slovakia, were sent here by the bishop,” said Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., Chancellor. “Their presence in the Seminary evoked a great deal of interest in their Slovak culture and heritage, and it reminded us of the role Saint Vincent has had in the development of Slovak-American culture and history for more than a century.” Those men were ordained priests in 1998 by Bishop Adamec. Archabbot Douglas joined Bishop Adamec and a group of pilgrims from the
the priesthood was facilitated by his contact while at Michigan State University with the now retired Cardinal Tomko, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, who at the time was Vice Rector/ Economo of the Pontifical Nepomucene College in Rome. There he studied for six years, earning a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University. He was ordained by Aloysius Cardinal Traglia in the Church of Saint Anselm in Rome on July 3, 1960, for the former diocese of his parents, the Diocese of Nitra in Slovakia. Following the completion of his studies, Father Adamec returned to Michigan where he served his home diocese of Saginaw in various capacities. After serving as assistant pastor in three different parishes, he became a notary of the Diocese of Saginaw under Bishop Stephen S. Woznicki in 1965, fulfilling responsibilities of assistant Chancellor, secretary to the Bishop, and Master of Ceremonies. Bishop Francis F. Reh appointed him secretary to the Bishop and Master of Ceremonies in 1969. Two and one half years later, he became Chancellor of the diocese, a position he held for six years. In 1977, he was appointed pastor of Saint Hyacinth Church in Bay City, Michigan, and in 1984 assumed the pastorate of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in
Most Rev. Joseph V. Adamec Bishop Emeritus of Altoona-Johnstown Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown in attending the First Mass of each of the newly-ordained priests—Father Lubomir Strecok, Father Jozef Kovacik, and Father Frantisek Halka—in their home villages in Slovakia. Bishop Adamec was named Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown on March 12, 1987. He was consecrated on May 20, 1987, in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament at Altoona, by Jozef Cardinal Tomko. The decision to study for
Bishop Joseph V. Adamec of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown installed seminarians to the Ministry of Acolyte in 2009. 5
Saginaw. In 1980 he was the recipient of the “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice” medal in recognition of service to the Church and Pope. The Holy Father named him a Prelate of Honor with the title of Monsignor in 1985. Bishop Adamec was elected National President of the Slovak Catholic Federation by the Slovak Catholic community of the United States and Canada in 1971, which position he held for 17 years. He is also a member of the Slovak League of America and is a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. The Bishop is a former member of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union and served as a member of its Joint Committee of Orthodox and Roman Catholic Bishops. Bishop Adamec is fluent in three languages: English, Slovak, and Italian. Flowing from his motto “The Household of God”, Bishop Adamec has focused on establishing a sense of community within the Diocesan Church. The Diocese of AltoonaJohnstown is one of eight Latin Rite dioceses in the Philadelphia Ecclesial Province, comprised of eight counties covering 6,674 square miles with a total population of over 650,000, 20 percent of whom are Roman Catholics. After being named to succeed Bishop Adamec, Bishop Mark L. Bartchak noted that Bishop Adamec had the “distinction of having served this diocese for 24 years, the longest of any of the Bishops of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.... I am sure that God will reward Bishop Adamec for his service as Priest and Bishop.”
Very Reverend William J. Waltersheid was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh by Pope Benedict XVI on February 25. Bishop Waltersheid was ordained on April 25 at Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland. He most recently served the Diocese of Harrisburg as Diocesan Secretary for Clergy and Consecrated Life. He has been a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg for nearly 19 years. “I am profoundly humbled by my appointment as auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh by Pope Benedict XVI and I offer my heartfelt thanks to our Holy Father for his confidence in me,” said Bishop Waltersheid. “I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to serve the people of God in Pittsburgh with whom already I feel a great bond. I am very excited to follow the wonderful pastoral vision of Bishop Zubik, whose dedicated and effective ministry as a priest and a bishop speaks for itself. I look forward to getting to know Bishop Winter and benefiting from his vision. “I know that the people of the Diocese of Pittsburgh possess a deep and abiding faith, and I am looking forward very much to sharing that faith with them.” “Father Waltersheid is an outstanding priest who has served this diocese in an examplary fashion,” Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of Harrisburg said. “While we are sad that he will no longer be serving in the Church in Harrisburg, we know he will be a great asset to the work of proclaiming the Gospel in the Lord’s vineyard in the Western part of our state.” Bishop McFadden noted that “The Diocese of Pittsburgh gave a significant gift to ... the Church of Harrisburg. Father Nicholas C. Dattilo, a beloved priest and leader of this diocese,
Bishop David Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh places the zucchetto—a sign of a bishop’s ministry— on the head of Bishop William Waltersheid during a visit to Saint Paul Seminary recently. (Photo courtesy of Chuck Austin, Pittsburgh Catholic) who was appointed the bishop of Harrisburg and ordained as Bishop on January 26, 1990. And what a gift he was! With the recent appointment by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, the Diocese of Harrisburg now reciprocates that gift.” A native of Ashland, Pa., Bishop Waltersheid was educated in the Mount Carmel Area School System. After graduating from high school in 1974, he worked in the health care field. He graduated from the Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing in 1983. He was very active in his home parish of Saint Joseph in Locust Gap and taught religious education classes in neighboring parishes. In 1985 he entered the seminary for the Diocese of Harrisburg, studying at Saint John Seminary College in Brighton, Massachusetts. He earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a concentration in philosophy and classical languages. In 1988, Bishop William H. Keeler sent him to the Pontifical North American College in Rome for continued formation. He received a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Pontifical
Gregorian University and a licentitate in dogmatic theology from that same university. He was ordained a deacon in Rome on April 30, 1992, by Pio Cardinal Laghi and was ordained a priest by Bishop Dattilo on July 11, 1992 in Harrisburg. He remained in Rome for further studies until 1995, when he returned to the diocese. He worked as parochial vicar at Prince of Peace Parish, Steelton until his return to Rome in 1999. Then, he served for four years on the faculty of the Pontifical North American College, where for one year he was Director of Apostolic Works and for three years he was vice rector. In June of 2003 he was appointed pastor of Saint Patrick Parish in Carlisle. Bishop Kevin Rhoades appointed him to serve as Diocesan Secretary for Clergy and Consecrated Life in 2006. During his tenure in Harrisburg, Bishop Waltersheid served on the following diocesan boards: Presbyteral Council, Priests’ Personnel Board, Deacons’ Council, Sisters’ Council, Priests’ Retirement and Benefits Board, Priests’ Continuing Formation Committee 6
(all from 2006-2011); Censor librorum of the Diocese of Harrisburg (1998-2011). Bishop Waltersheid has served on the Board of Directors of Holy Spirit Hospital, the Comfort Care of Holy Spirit Health System (all from 2006-2011), and on the Apostolic Visitation of Seminaries Board in 2006. “I can sincerely say that I have loved every day of my priesthood,” said Bishop Waltersheid, “and now with great confidence in the mercy and love of Our Lord Jesus Christ I humbly take the next step of embracing the good people of the Church of Pittsburgh. I place all under the powerful maternal protection of Mary Immaculate, Mother of God, Mother of the Church, and Mother of us all. To her I owe all. I beg you all to unite your prayers with Our Lady’s that I may serve God and His Church that I so love.” Bishop Waltersheid was recently appointed as episcopal vicar for clergy and secretary for clergy of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, with residence at Epiphany Parish, Uptown.
By Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B. Father Patrick E. Egan, O.S.B., is a monk of St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama, and a 2008 graduate of Saint Vincent Seminary. He earned the Master of Divinity degree and also received the Father Omer U. Kline, O.S.B., Award for Excellence in Homiletics. A career Army officer, Father Patrick entered Benedictine life following 30 years of honorable service to his country. Since his ordination Father Patrick has been assigned to Sacred Heart Parish in Cullman, which is one of the oldest Catholic communities in Alabama, and which has been in the care of Benedictine monks since 1888. After serving for a year as the assistant at Sacred Heart under the direction of Father Kevin McGrath, O.S.B.—who is now Prior of Saint Bernard Abbey—Father Patrick was appointed pastor of the church in the summer of 2009, and has been busy ever since. Although Father Patrick, like all of his predecessors at Sacred Heart, has brought many fine
(Continued from Page 4) canon law for the permanent diaconate formation program in the Diocese of Erie. Bishop Bartchak is a member of the Canon Law Society of America (CLSA) and the Mexican Association of Canonists. He has served on several CLSA committees. In 1999 he was elected to serve on the CLSA Board of Governors and later he was elected to serve as Vice-President (2002-2003) and President (2003-2004) of the Canon Law Society of America. During his term as President,
Father Patrick E. Egan, O.S.B. qualities to bear for the good of the parish, his parishioners have been particularly pleased with his serious and consistent effort to focus on excellence in homiletics as a catechetically sound and pastorally effective means of deepening and strengthening the faith of his parishioners. The approach to homiletics taken at Saint Vincent Seminary makes careful use of a broad selection of academic and pastoral courses in order to emphasize the importance of
Bishop Bartchak represented the CLSA at private meetings at the Vatican with officials of various Congregations, Councils, and Tribunals of the Apostolic See. He has always had a great love for parish ministry. When he returned from his canon law studies, Bishop Trautman approved his request for residence in a center-city parish. Bishop Bartchak was in residence at Saint Stanislaus Parish in Erie for almost 20 years where he celebrated Mass each day. Bishop Bartchak is a member of the Knights of Columbus and has remained 7
quality preaching as a central instrument of religious formation and inspiration for most Catholics today. Father Patrick has put his Seminary education together with his own natural communication skills to bring the living Word ever more vibrantly into the lives of his parishioners. Appreciating the critical role which education plays in the faith formation of the coming generations of Catholics, Father Patrick has worked closely together with the teachers and administrators of Sacred Heart School to promote Catholic education in the parish. Recent increases in enrollment at Sacred Heart and the opening of a new pre-kindergarten program on Father Patrick’s watch point to the commitment which he and all of the members of the parish make to facilitate and sustain outstanding Catholic education at all ages. On another front, with the help of many of his fellow Cullman Catholics, Father Patrick extended an open invitation to any and all Catholics in the area or beyond who had fallen away from the faith to come back and
to find their home once more at Sacred Heart Church or in another Catholic congregation. Though it has taken time for this program to bear fruit, the initiative has by now brought back numerous Catholics who for various reasons had left the Church, but who were simply waiting for the right “moment” to rekindle their relationship with God and experience anew the joy of their Catholic faith. Though he is only three years into his priestly ministry Father Patrick has already made a positive impact on the lives of many Catholics in and around Cullman—and provides a fine example for the presentday students at Saint Vincent Seminary. The son of Mary I. Egan of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the late Edward P. Egan, Jr., he is a 1967 graduate of Coffee High School, Florence, Alabama. He earned a bachelor of science degree in history and political science from the University of North Alabama, Florence, and a master of science degree in counselor education in 1981 from Long Island University.
affiliated with Council 409 in Clearfield where he first joined in 1981. He enjoys reading, music, cycling, and doing handyman projects in the parish and with his family. In 2000 he was involved in the design, planning and refurbishing of Saint Stanislaus Church in Erie. 'I have spent almost 20 years assisting and advising the Most Rev. Donald Trautman, Bishop of Erie,” Bishop Bartchak said. “I want to especially acknowledge his trust in me and the care which he has shown
me as a father and brother. He has never been at a loss to offer me practical words of advice and encouragement. I am certainly grateful for the insights and encouragement that he has shared since learning of my appointment as Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown. I am grateful to Bishop Joseph Adamec for the warm welcome and solicitude that he has shared with me in so many ways,” Bishop Bartchak said. “He has been quite generous in providing me with the kind of help that is needed during the time of transition.”
Saint Vincent Seminary held its annual Mardi Gras celebration on February 5 at the Fred Rogers Center. Seminarians participated in Mass, a talent show, and helped serve the meal. Part of the evening’s entertainment also included a raffle and basket auction. In the photo at top, Mrs. Orlie Ferretti poses with seminarians, from left, Ernie Darby, Michael Norton, Jacob Straub and Ross Kelsch, all from the Diocese of Covington. In the middle photo are, from left, Damian Zablocki, Diocese of Paterson; Cong Nguyen, Archdiocese of Atlanta; John Wright, Diocese of Savannah; Vernon Knight, Diocese of Savannah; Ryan Stichweh, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston; Alberto Vargas, Diocese of Saginaw; Feiser Muñoz, Archdiocese of Atlanta; Jorge Carranza, Archdiocese of Atlanta and Stephen Kelley, Diocese of Harrisburg.
The Saint Vincent Seminary music compact disc, O God Come to my Assistance: Saint Vincent Seminarians in Song, is still available. The CD includes songs in Spanish, Vietnamese, and English, along with several individual and duo selections. The production of the CD included more than thirty seminarians helping in all the various aspects of the process ranging from singing, playing, and writing songs to a seminarywide CD naming contest and the designing of the album’s cover. The CD is available at http:// www.stvincentstore.com or by calling or writing Archabbey Publications at 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650, 724-805-2427. Additionally, visitors to stvincentstore.com are now able donate to various seminary scholarships online, as well as to register for events, such as the annual Scholarship Dinner and Mardi Gras fund raiser online.
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Mass in Honor of the Beatification of Pope John Paul II 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011 Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica 9
Chancellor’s Column Blessed John Paul II: A Remarkable Legacy
Dear Friends, On May 1, 2011, Pope John Paul II was beatified in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome. Serving as Pope from his election on October 16, 1978 through his death on April 2, 2011, Blessed John Paul II provided the Church with a remarkable legacy through his personal faith and his untiring commitment to extend the hope and love of Jesus Christ to all of the world. In addition to his witness to Christ and the inspiration he provided for all humanity as a “prophet of hope,” Blessed John Paul II was a remarkable model of priestly discipleship in the 21st century. Blessed John Paul was well aware of the challenges that the Church confronts in the world today. The powerful influence of materialism, secularism, individualism, along with the need for renewal within the Church itself as reflected in the sexual abuse scandal were but a few of the daily crosses he carried and worked to confront. Saint Vincent Seminary is grateful for the many ways in which Pope John Paul II inspired young people to pursue callings to the priesthood and religious life. The large number of young people who traveled to Rome to pay respects on the occasion of the death of their Chief Shepherd in 2005 reflected the deep affection which he engendered. Many of the seminarians and religious who entered our Seminary during the past 30 years speak of the great influence which Pope John Paul II had on their decision to enter the priesthood or religious life. His remarkable legacy continues through their ongoing service to the Church today. For the past 25 years Saint Vincent Seminary has also been blessed with the service of two outstanding members of the Board of Regents: Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl and Mr. John C. Marous, Jr. We will honor John C. Marous, Jr., who has been named Chairman Emeritus, and Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., Chancellor His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl at our forthcoming Alumni Day Mass and Banquet on Monday, September 19, 2011. Cardinal Wuerl has been a member of our Board of Regents for 24 years, and was active in helping recruit seminarians, and in keeping the administration and faculty of the Seminary aware of the expanding requirements for its priestly formation program. Under the leadership of Mr. Marous, Chairman of the Board of Regents, the Seminary had many major accomplishments, including construction of a new chapel (Saint Gregory Chapel), 21 additional student rooms (Elizabeth J. Roderick Center) and a newly-renovated state-of-the-art technology and classroom center (the John and Annette Brownfield Center). New academic programs included the Pastoral Stewardship Program, the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Homiletics for Excellence in Preaching, and the Hispanic Ministries Program. We welcome Dr. James Maher as the new Chairman of our Board of Regents. Dr. Maher, the Provost Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh, has served on the Board for 12 years. He served on the Planning Committee, the Executive and Membership Committee, and the Academic Affairs and Technology Committee. Saint Vincent Seminary also takes this opportunity to express its gratitude for the 24 years of episcopal ministry of Bishop Joseph Adamec to the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Bishop Joseph has been a faithful friend and dedicated supporter of our Seminary. We welcome his successor, Bishop Mark Bartchak, and look forward to his visit to Saint Vincent along with Bishop William Waltershied, the new Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh. Be assured of the continued gratitude of the Saint Vincent Seminary Community for your continuing prayers and support of our students and programs. Sincerely yours in Christ,
Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Chancellor
Saint Vincent Seminary is a Roman Catholic Seminary grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the living tradition of the Church in accord with the Magisterium, and shaped by the Benedictine heritage of liturgical prayer, study, hospitality and community. As such, the Seminary is a center for the spiritual formation, human development, and academic and pastoral preparation of candidates for the priesthood. Consistent with this primary mission and responsive to the contemporary needs of the Church, the Seminary also provides programs for permanent diaconate candidates and offers degree programs to qualified men and women seeking a theological education. 10
Chairman’s Column Seminary Continues to Build on Its Strengths Dear Alumni and Friends of Saint Vincent Seminary, As the recently elected Chairman of the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents, I am honored to be of service to the Seminary in this capacity, having served as a member of the Board for 12 years. We all owe a debt of gratitude to my predecessor Mr. John C. Marous, Jr. who served as Chairman for 17 years and as a member of the Board for 20 years. Under his leadership, Saint Vincent Seminary has truly enhanced its role as a world-class educational institution serving the Church by training men who are very well grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as they are called to serve the Church as deacons, priests and pastors at a time when we need good and holy priests. Under the leadership of Chairman Marous, the Seminary has made major advances in its academic and pastoral training programs as well as in increased endowment and expanded physical facilities. Some of these advances include: • The establishment of the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Homiletics for Excellence in Preaching •Granting of pontifical degrees in affiliation with the Dominican House of Studies (Washington, D.C.) • Creation of the Pastoral Stewardship Program • Association of Theological Schools and Middle States ten-year accreditation (2008-2018) • Hispanic Ministries program • Summer conferences for alumni priests and seminarians Dr. James V. Maher, Jr., Chairman • State-of-the-art classroom technology • Seminary website • Financial stability • Increased endowment • Construction of Saint Gregory Chapel • Construction of the Elizabeth J. Roderick Center • Renovation and construction of the John and Annette Brownfield Center Looking to the future, we hope to continue to build on our key strengths. We are first and foremost a Roman Catholic seminary. We continue to focus on the need for excellent preaching in our parishes. We will also continue to build on our strength of training men to serve in the growing Catholic Hispanic population in the United States, and in training of foreign seminarians to return to their home countries to serve there. Currently we have seminarians from Vietnam, China, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Nigeria. We are working diligently to integrate them into the seminary, yet respect the cultural differences that exist among and between these countries. Our past track record shows that they will be effective priests in their native lands, and we continue to welcome those from outside the United States. We are truly blessed to have the fine administration, faculty and staff that support our Seminarians. These qualified individuals— Benedictine, diocesan, and lay members—are very dedicated to their vocations of serving the Church through preparing our seminarians for priestly ministry. The result of their work is reflected in the good and holy priests who carry the message of Jesus Christ to people throughout the world. On behalf of the Seminary’s Board of Regents, I thank you for your continued prayers and support of our mission. We look forward to responding to the needs of the Church now and in the years to come by continuing to provide a world class educational institution here at Saint Vincent in preparing seminarians for priestly ministry. May God bless you.
Dr. James V Maher, Jr. Chairman
Blessed John Paul II: A Model for Priests
Very Rev. Justin M. Matro, O.S.B., Rector
Dear Friends, Christ’s peace! Please accept my heartfelt prayers and best wishes from Saint Vincent Seminary. During the his visit to Austria in 1998, Pope John Paul II spoke about vocations to the priesthood, noting that “vocations are obtained from God, thanks to prayer.” He continued, “I invite you to ask, with fervor and constancy, for the reaping of new vocations to the priesthood and to consecrated life from the Master.” Blessed John Paul II’s life inspired many young men and women to explore the priesthood and religious life, including some young men who are presently attending Saint Vincent Seminary. Saint Vincent Seminary joins people of all faiths and goodwill throughout the world in giving thanks to God for the gift of Blessed John Paul II to the Universal Church and to all mankind. His efforts on behalf of peace and justice are still felt today. Here at Saint Vincent, where we are training future priests, we have many students who have arrived here after taking other career paths. We find in our formation program that it is an ongoing awareness of who they are as men that enables them to use the gifts the Lord has given them within the context of their vocations as future priests. Perhaps one sign of the success of a seminary program is how it continues to sustain its priest alumni throughout the course of their ministries. A 20-year study of our seminary graduates demonstrates a 94 percent retention rate. It is our prayer that the seminarians and alumni of Saint Vincent Seminary will find renewed commitment in their priestly vocation through the intercession of Blessed John
Paul II: A Model for Priests. As Rector, I join the entire Seminary community in extending our heartfelt gratitude to Cardinal Wuerl and to Mr. John C. Marous, Jr., for their outstanding work on behalf of Saint Vincent Seminary. Mr. Marous has served as both as Chairman of the Board of Regents and a member of the board for 20 years. His wisdom and leadership have enabled the Seminary to advance in every way. His commitment to strengthening the academic programs to enable our students to meet the demanding challenges of priestly ministry in the 21st century along with increased endowment and financial stability for the Seminary have enabled us to maintain a strong position among U.S. Seminaries in preparing leadership for the Church today. We are also grateful to Cardinal Wuerl who gave guidance and direction to the entire priestly formation program of Saint Vincent Seminary in his 24 years of service as a member of the Board. All of the foundations outlined in the Program for Priestly Formation (PPF)—human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral—have been firmly established in our program through his guidance. The entire Seminary community looks forward to working with our new Chairman of the Board, Dr. James Maher. His experience in educational leadership and his years of service as a member of the Board of Regents will be a great blessing as the Seminary moves forward in the coming years. Sincerely yours in Christ,
Ms. Deborah L. Acklin Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt Mr. Frank V. Cahouet Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon Rev. Msgr. George R. Coyne Mr. George Dorman
Most Rev. Roger J. Foys Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory Hon. Maureen E. Lally-Green Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Lenz Dr. James V. Maher, Chairman Mr. John C. Marous, Jr., Chairman emeritus
Very Rev. Justin M. Matro, O.S.B. Ms. Marie Milie-Jones, Esq. Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin His Eminence Donald W. Wuerl Mr. L. Richard Zappone Most Rev. David A. Zubik
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Donahue First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Dr. and Mrs. George J. Magovern, Sr.
Mr. David M. Roderick +Dr. and Mrs. George E. Sweeney
Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. David L. Brennan Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. Cahouet +Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Demshock Diocese of Erie Diocese of Greensburg Diocese of Harrisburg Diocese of Pittsburgh Mr. and Mrs. George C. Dorman Mr. and Mrs. Wilson J. Farmerie +Mrs. Mary Jo Hammontree William Randolph Hearst Foundation +Rev. John P. Hickey Kate M. Kelley Foundation Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council +Rev. Thomas J. Kram +Mr. James Lancas Mr. and Mrs. John C. Marous, Jr. +Mr. Thomas Marshall +Rev. Richard V. Paluse Richard King Mellon Foundation Mrs. Norma Scherer Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Schuchert St. Gregory the Great Church St. Marys Catholic Foundation Thomas E. Reynolds Charitable Trust +Rev. Raymond A. Vollmer
Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Ballash +Mrs. Anna M. Chase Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. DiCesare Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Diocese of Columbus Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Diocese of Youngstown Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Donahue +Mrs. Mary S. Griffin
Rev. Joseph R. Grosko Koch Foundation, Inc. +Mr. Stephen P. Kosmo and Mrs. Angeline Kosmo +Rev. George T. Leech +Rev. Joseph R. Lemp Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Lenz +Ms. Catherine H. McCluskey +Rev. Fabian G. Oris +Rev. E. Charles Patterson Mrs. Mary Louise Redding Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Sarni
Anonymous Archdiocese of Atlanta +Mrs. Bernice R. Bauer Brooks Foundation +Mrs. Annette C. Brownfield +Rev. John J. Cassella +Rev. Msgr. Leon S. Darkowski Diocese of Gary Diocese of Steubenville Diocese of Tulsa Mr. and Mrs. Amil A. DiPadova Donald F. Hunter Charitable Foundation +Mr. Thomas J. Donnelly and Mrs. Marilyn Donnelly +Rev. Benedict W. Erkens +Mrs. Jacquelyn Fish Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Fish +Dr. Harry Gerstbrein and Mrs. Mildred Gerstbrein Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Gromek +Dr. Joseph F. Heisel , Jr. and Mrs. Henny Heisel Hoehn Scholarship Trust Fund +Ms. Mary L. Lepkowski +Rev. Francis G. Massung The Murrman Family +Rev. Francis A. Nazimek Mrs. Nelly Pangilinan Mr. and Mrs. John A. Robertshaw, Jr. +Rev. Richard P. Scherer Rev. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Sroka Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Stinson +Mr. Gilbert A. Strittmatter +Rev. Francis C. Wildgruber Mr. and Mrs. L. Richard Zappone
Anonymous (3) Mrs. Betty J. Antesberger Ms. Evelyn Augustin 13
Ms. Janice G. Barone Mrs. Linda McKennna Boxx Mr. T. William Boxx Mrs. Rosemary Breindel Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bridge Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Caldwell +Rev. John J. Charnoki Rev. Msgr. William G. Charnoki Mr. and Mrs. James A. Cherubini Mrs. Margaret T. Chiosi Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Chute Rev. Roy H. Conley Rev. Msgr. John L. Conway +Mr. Anthony M. Corbo and Mrs. Rose Corbo +Ms. Dolores Daly +Mr. John A. Daum The Dean Family +Miss Mary C. Dillon +Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Dravecky Mr. Mark W. Durishan E. E. Connelly Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Egler Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Fagan, III +Rev. Edward R. Farina +Rev. Robert E. Feeney Very Rev. William P. Feeney +Rev. Francis B. Filip J. B. Finley Charitable Trust Ann S. Foster Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Franzi Mr. Francis H. Freidhoff Ms. Elizabeth M. Gallagher +Rev. Francis H. Gallagher Rev. Msgr. J. Gerald Gallagher +Rev. Arthur L. Garbin +Rev. Hugh M. Gloninger Most Rev. Rene H. Gracida, D.D. Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Grefenstette Mr. and Mrs. John E. Grotzinger Rev. John R. Haney Mrs. Kathleen Sacco Hann +Ms. Helena R. Hartshorne Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Hess Rev. Edward F. Higgins +Rev. Edwin H. Hirt Mr. Germain J. Holtz Human Life International, Inc. J. B. Finley Charitable Trust Kattan-Ferretti Insurance Agency +Mrs. Marie D. Kaul +Rev. Hubert J. Kealy Rev. John J. Keane +Mr. and Mrs. Clair J. Kirsch
+Rev. Msgr. Donald W. Kraus +Mr. Norbert L. Kraus +Irene H. Kruzynski +Rev. Francis M. Lynch Dr. and Mrs. James V. Maher, Jr. +Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Maher +Rev. Msgr. Augustine Marzhauser Mrs. Mary McCauslin Dr. Edward J. McClain, Jr. and +Mrs. Nancy McClain Rev. Msgr. J. Edward McCullough Mr. and Mrs. William J. McGarrity +Rev. Msgr. Alphonse G. Mihm +Rev. John H. McMahon +Ms. Mildred Mladenick Sr. Barbara Ann Moravec The Munsch Family Dr. and Mrs. Edward B. Murcko Rev. Francis J. Murhammer Mrs. Maureen S. Oâ€™Brien Ms. Rita Palguta Pat Dumm Construction Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Pevarnik Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Pevarnik Mr. John S. Polickoski Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Queenan Rev. Robert J. Reardon +Miss Adeline E. Reeping +Dr. Frank E. Resnik Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Reuscher +Rev. Msgr. Charles O. Rice +Miss Philomena T. Rich Rossin Foundation +Ms. Bertha Salter Rev. Msgr. John R. Sasway +Mr. Thomas E. Schaut +Rev. William J. Scholz Mr. Leo H. Selle Mr. Charles Sheedy Mr. Dwayne Shingle +Ms. Norma A. Sirback +Rev. Julius S. Stefurosky Mrs. Gertrudann Keddie Tatananni Mrs. Mary E. Tepe Rev. Gerard A. Trancone +Miss Mary Lou M. Trancone Ms. Rose Marie Volpe Washington Theological Union Rev. George A. Wilt Most Rev. William J. Winter Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Wolfe +Rev. Msgr. Aloysius L. Zwolinski
The following list includes all Saint Vincent Seminary donors who made a gift or pledge payment for any purpose during 2010. All gifts received after December 31, 2010 will appear in the next annual report. Please telephone the Seminary Development Office at 724-532-6740 if a correction is necessary. We extend our sincere appreciation to all partners in our mission during 2010.
Anonymous +Mr. Michael F. Demshock +Ms. Catherine H. McCluskey
Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Donahue Mr. and Mrs. George C. Dorman Mr. Mark W. Durishan Mr. and Mrs. Wilson J. Farmerie Mrs. Nelly Pangilinan St. Gregory the Great Church, Virginia Beach, VA Mrs. Gertrudann Keddie-Tatananni
Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Ballash Mr. and Mrs. Amil A. DiPadova Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Gromek +Irene H. Kruzynski Mrs. Norma Scherer +Mr. Andrew B. Williams Mr. and Mrs. L. Richard Zappone
Anonymous (6) Rev. Francis P. Balestino Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. Cahouet Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. James A. Cherubini Mrs. Rose Corbo James F. Curley, Ph.D. Ann S. Foster Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gleixner Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J. Holtz Kate M. Kelley Foundation Knights of Columbus, Fr. Edward Gerrity Council 10474 Mr. and Mrs. James K. Laffey Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Macha Dr. and Mrs. George J. Magovern, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. James V. Maher, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Maziarz Mr. and Mrs. Roland J. Mueller Mullen Refrigeration Service, Inc. Mr. Richard J. Munsch
Diocese of Greensburg Ms. Elizabeth M. Gallagher Hoehn Scholarship Trust Fund Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council Mr. Ross Green, Sr. The Murrman Family Rev. Gerard A. Trancone
Dr. and Mrs. Edward B. Murcko Rev. Francis J. Murhammer Ms. Rita Palguta Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Pevarnik Rev. Peter R. Pilarski Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Pontzer Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Prechtl Mrs. Jane Prengaman Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Reuscher Rev. Msgr. John R. Sasway Serra Club, East Allegheny Mr. Dwayne Shingle Ms. Patricia A. Smiy St. Gregory Menâ€™s Club St. Louise de Marillac Church, Pittsburgh, PA St. Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA St. Vincent DePaul Parish, Dallas, GA Mr. and Mrs. William Summa Mr. and Mrs. Casimir A. Tamoliunas Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Walter Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Wolfe
Mr. Donald G. Ballish Rev. Msgr. William G. Charnoki Rev. Roy H. Conley Mr. and Mrs. John G. Emerick FBC Chemical Corp. Very Rev. William P. Feeney, V.F. First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 13 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 88 First Caltholic Slovak Ladies Association, Jr. Branch 512 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 597 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, National Headquarters Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Franzi Frazer Kretzler Foundation Dr. and Mrs. William M. Fronczek, Jr.
Rev. Msgr. J. Gerald Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Graf, Jr. Mrs. Jane Grieshop Mr. William A. Griffith Rev. Edward F. Higgins Rev. Mark A. Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Peter Holway Rev. Richard A. Infante Mrs. Ruth L. Janik Kattan-Ferretti Insurance Agency Charles F. Keller, Ph.D. Rt. Rev. Msgr. James P. Kelly Miss Mary Jennifer King Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Klinzing Knights of Columbus, Jeannette Council 1222 Knights of Columbus, Monessen Council 954 Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent Assembly 918 Mr. and Mrs. George A. Konchak Mrs. J. Roberta Kubic Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Latterner Mr. John S. Lezo Rev. Gerald J. Lutz Dr. Edward J. McClain, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William G. Merchant Rev. Gerald S. Mikonis Terence E. Moore, M.D. Miss Ann M. Pakos Mr. Robert J. Pasquarelli Mrs. Louise D. Paul Mr. and Mrs. Brian Powderly
Rev. Msgr. William R. Rathgeb Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Rossi, Sr. Saint Joseph Monastery, Lucerne Valley, CA Rev. George E. Saladna Serra Club of Cambria County Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Snavely Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Vittone Ms. Rose Marie Volpe Rev. Ben Werner Most Rev. William J. Winter
Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Adamonis Mr. and Mrs. Chris A. Adams All About Animals Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Allen Mrs. Thelma Allwein Mr. and Mrs. Robert Andes Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Antonacci Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Barbiaux Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L. Barden Ms. Janice G. Barone Mr. Henry A. Bashour Ms. Carolyn M. Bazik Mr. and Mrs. William H. Beaumont
Mrs. Carolyn F. Bell Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bender Rev. William G. Berkey Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Beyer Mr. John Bickerton Very Rev. Harry R. Bielewicz, Jr. Rev. Daniel L. Blout Dr. and Mrs. John A. Boccella Rev. Andrew J. Bolcar Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse J. Bon Ms. Paula K. Boon Mrs. Ann Bornhorst Rev. William R. Bovard Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Bovich Very Rev. Donald P. Breier Mr. and Mrs. James R. Breisinger John J. Brennan, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brock, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Brock Rev. Jon J. Brzek Ms. Jane T. Buck Rev. Mr. Bernard Buckman Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. Burlas Mr. and Mrs. Warren J. Busscher Mr. Michael W. Butler Rev. Robert R. Byrnes Rev. James A. Caldwell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Victor V. Capets Mr. and Mrs. James A. Carasella Mr. Harold Cheatle Dr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Ciocca Rev. Msgr. John A. Cippel Mrs. Patricia M. Coghlan Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Conte Mr. and Mrs. George A. Conti, Jr.
Mr. Joseph R. Conway Mrs. Ann M. Cornett Corpus Christi Parish McKeesport, PA Mrs. Naomi S. Costello Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cousins Rev. George R. Cowan Mrs. Marion Cronauer Ms. Kathleen M. Cronin Mr. and Mrs. William F. Cronin Rev. Msgr. Richard G. Curci Mr. and Mrs. Fortunato A. Cusato Ms. Patricia L. Darbous Ms. Cornelia Dattilo Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Davis Mr. and Mrs. James H. Dean Dell Employee Giving Campaign Mrs. Anita G. Dâ€™Eramo Very Rev. John J. Detisch, V.F. Mrs. M. Sandra DiCostanzo Mr. Carl J. DiVincenzo Ms. Margaret M. Dolinar Rev. Kevin J. Dominik Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Donnelly Rev. Garrett D. Dorsey Rev. Douglas E. Dorula Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Dudzinsky Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Dunlap, Sr. Mrs. Loretta M. Durishan Rabbi Jason Edelstein Rev. Craig R. Eilerman Mr. and Mrs. William J. Englert Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Eskridge Mrs. Mary Ann Facetti Mrs. Agnes Farcosky Very Rev. Philip N. Farrell, V.E. Mr. Jerome F. Fatora Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Favo Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fazio Mr. Theodore H. Feindt Mrs. Karen P. Fennell Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ferlan Mrs. Orlie S. Ferretti First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 44 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Junior Branch 112 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 177 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 218 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 278 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 313 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 424
Mr. James Folkens Mr. and Mrs. William D. Foski Mrs. Sarah Frederick Dr. Barbara R. Gale The Honorable and Mrs. Robert C. Gallo Rev. Msgr. Arnold L. Gaus +Miss Mary Gavaler Miss Ann Gavaler Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Geisler Rev. Carl J. Gentile Mrs. Elizabeth P. Gessner-Resnik The Honorable and Mrs. Thomas M. Golden Mrs. Anna Golofski Dr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Govi Rev. James R. Gretz Dr. Andrzej Groch and Mrs. Cynthia Maleski-Groch Rev. Joseph R. Grosko Mr. Clement F. Gross, III Mr. and Mrs. James J. Grossi
Mr. Joseph V. Huber Mr. Charles E. Hutchison Dr. and Mrs. Chester H. Huth Dr. and Mrs. Peter J. Jannetta Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Jaworski Mrs. Mary Ann Johanek Mrs. Janet M. Jones Ms. Marie Milie Jones Mr. Clement A. Jurica Sr. M. Gabriel Kane, I.H.M. Rev. Benedict E. Kapa Lt. Col. Peter J. Karnoski Mrs. Mary Ann Kaufman Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Kelly Mrs. Joan F. Kessler Rev. Kenneth E. Kezmarsky Rev. Thomas M. Kirby Dr. and Mrs. William J. Kirsch Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Kissell Knights of Columbus, Council 388 Knights of Columbus, Altoona Council 551 Knights of Columbus, Bishop Garvey Assembly 916 Knights of Columbus, Bishop L.F. Schott Council 628 Knights of Columbus, Cathedral Council 11008 Knights of Columbus, Fr. Stomel Council 4545 Knights of Columbus, Hanover Council 871 Knights of Columbus, Hawley Council 797 Knights of Columbus, Masontown Council 4261 Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Edward Oâ€™Malley Bellwood 8075 Knights of Columbus, Msgr. George J. Breckel Council 4824 Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Fatima Council 8613 Knights of Columbus, South Hills Council 3084 Knights of Columbus, St. Alphonsus Ligouri Council 4262 Knights of Columbus, St. Thomas Council 1439 Knights of Columbus, Washington Council 1083 Knights of Columbus, Council 11196 Mr. and Mrs. James D. Knorr Dr. and Mrs. John C. Knowlton Mrs. Dorothy B. Kotsenas Kovach and Kovach
Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Guskiewicz Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gut Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Hager Mr. and Mrs. William D. Haines Rev. David Halaiko Rev. John R. Haney Mr. Raymond J. Hanley Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hannon Mr. and Mrs. Cyril J. Harant Rev. Msgr. Robert M. Harris Rev. John A. Harvey Mr. J. Harry Haslam, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hayes Ms. Martha R. Hazlinsky Ms. Roberta S. Henry Mrs. Mary Ann Henzel Rev. Robert W. Herrmann Ms. Patricia Hess Mrs. Bernadette Himmel Rev. Dr. William J. Hisker Mr. Edwin P. Hogan Rev. Sean M. Hogan, C.S.Sp.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Krava Mrs. Dolores J. Krawec Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Krebs Ms. Pamela J. Kroh Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Kromel Ms. Doris E. Krumenacker Rev. Gary W. Krummert Rev. Peter J. Kuligowski Ms. Monica La Frankie Mr. and Mrs. John M. Lally Mr. and Mrs. David E. Lamb Rev. Hugh J. Lang Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Langer Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Lanzel Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lee Rev. Ronald P. Lengwin Mr. R. Raymond Lenz Dr. and Mrs. Gene F. Leonard Dr. Ronald J. Lieb Ms. Theresa Lieb Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lininger Rev. Edward S. Litavec Very Rev. Edward M. Lohse Rev. James W. Longe Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lozier Mr. and Mrs. Robert Luczak Rev. Msgr. James M. Lyons MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni, Inc. Mr. Harold P. Mahanes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Maher Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, V. F. Rev. Thaddeus S. Maida Mr. and Mrs. George A. Marcinko Mr. and Mrs. John C. Marous, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Martin Dr. and Mrs. Philip X. Masciantonio Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Massaro Miss Carol Ann Mathieson +Rev. Hugh J. McCormley Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. McGreevy Mr. and Mrs. Donald T. McGuire Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. McGuire Mr. Joseph R. McKeon Mr. and Mrs. A. T. McLaughlin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John F. McLaughlin Dr. and Mrs. Carey L. McMonagle Rev. Edward F. McSweeney Mr. and Mrs. Donald Melroy Mr. and Mrs. George E. Mesher Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Miller, Jr. Ms. Joan M. Miller Mr. John C. Miller, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miltenberger Sr. Barbara Ann Moravec Rev. Wayne E. Morris Mrs. Jeannine R. Morrison Dr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Moss Mr. and Mrs. James L. Murdy
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Murphy Mrs. Elizabeth L. Murray Rev. David J. Nazimek Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Nealon Rev. Robert A. Norton Ms. Gertrude W. Novak Mrs. Maureen S. O’Brien Rev. Terrence P. O’Connor Rev. Barry P. O’Leary Mrs. Catherine Olson Mr. and Mrs. David J. Paluselli Ms. Frances Pascuzzi Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert D. Pastor Rev. Angelo J. Patti Miss Anna M. Patti Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Pecosh Mark B. Peduto, Esq. Mrs. Genevieve Pesavento Rev. John D. Petrarulo Mr. and Mrs. James L. Pevarnik Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Pevarnik Mr. Mark A. Pevarnik Mr. and Mrs. Matthew A. Pevarnik Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Pevarnik Rev. Michael J. Polak Mr. John S. Polickoski Mrs. Mary Ann E. Polinski Ms. Margaret E. Pontzer Mr. and Mrs. Frank X. Purcell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Rafferty Rev. Robert J. Reardon Ms. Joan B. Regan Mrs. Patricia Carney Reilly Mr. Thomas C. Reuscher Mr. John C. Rosick Mr. John H. Rowley Mr. Joseph J. Rubino Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Rudy Mr. and Mrs. Abelardo Ruiz Rev. Theodore A. Rutkowski Saint Susanna Church, Penn Hills, PA Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Santez, Jr. Mrs. Edith Sarneso Mrs. Dolores M. Sasway Rev. Lawrence A. Schaeper Rev. David E. F. Scharf Ms. Martha Schirf Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Schott Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Schreiber Rev. Mr. C. Frank Schuette Mr. and Mrs. James R. Sedley Ms. Marilyn L. Selle Serra Club of Allegheny Valley Mr. Ronald J. Sestili Mr. Thomas J. Severin Mr. and Mrs. William W. Shearouse, Jr.
Pictured above, Auxiliary Bishop William Winter of the Diocese of Pittsburgh during the 2011 Ministry of Reader installation. Installed were Joseph Gregula, Stephen Scott Benningfield, Ernie Darby, Allan Frederick, Thomas Trocchio, Christopher Barkhausen, Jorge Carranza, Marcel Gustavo Alvarenga, Brother Michael Antonacci, O.S.B., Brother John Paul Heiser, O.S.B., and Brother Isidore Minerd, O.S.B. Rev. Paul R. Shuda Mr. Harry J. Sichi Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin Mrs. Josephine M. Smart Mr. Bernard B. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Smith Dr. Ferdinand L. Soisson St. Benedict Abbot Catholic Church, Lebanon, PA Mr. Joseph E. Stanish Mr. and Mrs. Michael V. Stepic Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Stillwagon Mrs. Ann Coghlan Stowe Mr. and Mrs. Martin Straut Rev. Ernest J. Strzelinski Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sujansky Mrs. Sylvia F. Sullivan Ms. Irene E. Surmik Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick G. Sutton Mr. and Mrs. Ken Swidwa Dr. and Mrs. William J. Switala Mr. Arthur Tambucci Mr. and Mrs. Dennis P. Thimons Mr. John J. Tolan Mr. Geoffrey J. Tolge and Dr. Helena Zyczynski Rev. Msgr. Samuel J. Tomaselli Mr. and Mrs. J. Lawrence Toth Rev. F. Raymond Trance Rev. Joseph J. Trapp, II Mrs. Myra N. Trgovac Rev. Joseph V. Trupkovich Rev. Edward J. Trzeciakowski Michael J. Tupta, D.D.S.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Urbanowicz Mr. Joseph A. Vater, Jr. VFT Properties Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Vittone Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Wagner Mr. John S. Warwick Mr. Walter C. Weaver Rev. Mark E. Weiss Mr. and Mrs. William G. Weiss Rev. Richard J. Wesoloski Mr. Paul and Dr. Debbie Whiteside Mr. and Mrs. James F. Will Rev. George A. Wilt Ms. Mary Joan Wilt Mr. Paul B. Wilt The Honorable and Mrs. Raymond J. Zadzilko Mrs. Jane Zitterbart
Mrs. Rose M. Abitria Rev. Msgr. George J. Adams Cdr. and Mrs. Alfredo Almeida Mrs. Judith A. Alonzo Ms. Beth Alwine 17
Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel J. Answine Mr. Richard E. Armstrong, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James O. Auman Rev. John E. Bachofen Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Ballard Mrs. Vincie Barbieri Rev. Martin F. Barkin Rev. Christopher Barnes Mrs. Helen K. Barnett Mrs. Delpha Moran Barrera Rev. William R. Barron Ms. Josephine and Rose Battaglia +Mrs. Vera Battaglia Dr. and Mrs. Eladio Y. Bayani, Jr. Mr. Thomas B. Bayne Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Bench, II Mr. and Mrs. James D. Bendel Mr. and Mrs. Gene E. Bennett Ms. Theresa Beyer Mr. John B. Bidese Mr. Paul John Bills, Jr. Mr. Edward Binkowski Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Biss Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Blasiole Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Blaskovich +Mrs. Margaret R. Bock Rev. Dennis A. Bogusz Ms. Beth Ann Bour Ms. Jacqueline M. Bour Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Bowden Ellsworth T. Bowser, DDS Rev. Robert J. Boyle
The Guardian Society members are loyal alumni and friends who have remembered Saint Vincent Seminary in their estate planning through bequests, insurance policies, trusts or annuities. Their stewardship guarantees a quality education to the future spiritual leaders of the Church. Anonymous Mrs. Gloria Acklin Rev. Francis P. Balestino Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Ballash Mr. James D. Bendel Rev. Daniel L. Blout Rev. Donald P. Breier Rev. Jon J. Brzek Rev. Thomas J. Burke Rev. Robert R. Byrnes Rev. Msgr. John T. Carter Rev. Msgr. William G. Charnoki Mr. and Mrs. James A. Cherubini Rev. John R. Cindric Rev. Msgr. John A. Cippel Rev. Matthew R. Cirilli Rev. James W. Clark Rev. Roy H. Conley Rev. Msgr. John L. Conway Rev. John B. Corbett Rev. Bernard B. Costello Rev. Stuart W. G. Crevcoure Rev. Edward M. Czemerda Mr. Robert E. Davis Rev. Anthony G. DeLuca Rev. John J. Detisch Rev. Anthony W. Ditto Rev. John P. Ellias Rev. Regis M. Farmer Very Rev. William P. Feeney Mr. Matthew J. Felice Rev. Donald C. Fisher Mr. Richard H. Foster Mr. Philip M. Gallagher Rev. Msgr. Arnold L. Gaus Rev. Carl J. Gentile Mr. John E. Haag Mr. Edward P. Hager Rev. Thomas F. Hamm, Jr. Rev. John R. Haney Mrs. Joanne L. Hartzell Mrs. Henny Heisel Rev. Robert W. Herrmann Miss Carole Jean Higgins Rev. Edward F. Higgins Rev. Mark A. Hoffman Mr. Frank L. Jioio Rev. Richard P. Karenbauer Rev. Msgr. James P. Kelly Rev. Msgr. Lawrence R. Kiniry
Rev. Thomas M. Kirby Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Klinzing Mr. and Mrs. William B. Knoll Mrs. Angeline Kosmo Ms. Doris E. Krumenacker Mr. Jerome F. Kurland Rev. Msgr. Raymond W. Kutner Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Lenz Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, V.F. Rev. Thomas F. Manion Dr. and Mrs. John C. Marous, Jr. Rev. Mark J. Mastrian Rev. Msgr. Michael W. Matusak Rev. James P. McCormick Rev. Msgr. J. Edward McCullough Rev. Lawrence J. McNeil Rev. Edward F. McSweeney Mr. John C. Miller, Jr. Sr. Barbara Ann Moravec Rev. Francis J. Murhammer Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. O’Brien Rev. Msgr. Maurice V. O’Connell Miss Ann M. Pakos Mr. William J. Peters Rev. John D. Petrarulo Rev. Alexander L. Pleban Rev. Adrian C. H. Pleus Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Pontzer Rev. Philip P. Pribonic Dr. and Mrs. John D. Proe Rev. Msgr. William R. Rathgeb Rev. Robert J. Reardon Mrs. Mary Louise Redding Rev. George E. Saladna Rev. Msgr. John R. Sasway Rev. Thomas A. Scala Rev. David E. F. Scharf Mrs. Mary Lou Schutz Mr. Leo H. Selle Rev. Michael P. Sikon Rev. Charles D. Skinner Rev. Thomas E. Smith Ms. Donna L. Stankovich Rev. Carl T. Tancredi, D.Min. Rev. Richard G. Terdine Rev. F. Raymond Trance Rev. Gerard A. Trancone Mr. Nicholas P. Trunzo Rev. Thomas A. Wagner Rev. Msgr. Mauricio W. West
Rev. George A. Wilt Rev. James G. Young
+Dr. Carolyn Attneave +Rev. Msgr. Andrew J. Balok +Mr. and Mrs. August J. Battaglia +Mrs. Bernice R. Bauer +Mrs. Mary Rose Carey +Rev. John J. Cassella +Rev. Thomas J. Cassidy +Ms. Helen M. Cegelski +Mrs. Anna Chase +Most Rev. William G. Connare +Rev. Edward V. Curry +Mr. John A. Daum +Mr. Michael F. Demshock +Rev. Ettore J. DeNapoli +Rev. Henry P. Dinicco +Rev. John A. Dompka +Rev. Philip J. Donatelli +Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Dravecky +Rev. Benedict W. Erkens +Rev. Edward R. Farina +Rev. Robert E. Feeney +Rev. Francis B. Filip +Rev. Charles M. Fink +Rev. John T. Flaherty +Mr. Walter Forney +Rev. Francis H. Gallagher +Rev. Msgr. Robert P. Garland +Rev. Cornelius E. Gildea +Mrs. Mary S. Griffin +Rev. Michael T. Gubanich +Mr. Andrew R. Gurecka +Mrs. Mary Jo Hammontree +Rev. Msgr. Henry F. Hanse +Mrs. Ethel C. Harvey +Dr. Joseph F. Heisel, Jr. +Rev. John P. Hickey +Mr. Raymond W. Hill +Rev. Msgr. John F. Hogan +Mr. John W. Holtz +Rev. Thomas W. Jackson +Rev. Patrick J. Jones +Rev. Stanislaus J. Jozwiak +Miss Pearl Karawsky +Rev. Hubert J. Kealy +Mr. Stephen P. Kosmo
+Rev. Thomas J. Kram +Ms. Irene H. Kruzynski +Rev. George T. Leech +Rev. Joseph R. Lemp +Mrs. Grace Long +Rev. Francis M. Lynch +Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Maher +Rev. Joseph G. Malinak +Rev. Msgr. Augustine Marzhauser +Rev. John H. McMahon +Ms. Mildred Mladenick +Ms. Catherine H. McCluskey +Rev. Francis A. Nazimek +Rev. Richard V. Paluse +Rev. E. Charles Patterson +Miss Dorothy M. Petrosky +Rev. Francis P. Plantes +Rev. John H. Reilly +Rev. Msgr. Charles O. Rice +Miss Philomena T. Rich +Rev. Geno G. Rivi +Rev. Thomas M. Rodgers +Rev. Richard P. Scherer +Rev. Valentine G. Sedlak +Rev. Stephen A. Sheetz +Ms. Norma A. Sirback +Rev. Julius Stefurosky +Mr. Gilbert A. Strittmatter +Dr. and Mrs. George E. Sweeney +Ms. Mary K. Tamasy +Mrs. Mary E. Tepe +Rev. Andrew J. Turlik +Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Weidmann +Rev. Francis C. Wildgruber +Rev. Msgr. Aloysius L. Zwolinski
If you have included Saint Vincent Seminary in your estate planning, or need information on becoming a Planned Giving Associate, please contact Paul Whiteside at (724) 532-6740, or email pwhiteside@stvincent. edu.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Braszo Rev. Damian B. Breen Mr. John F. Brennan Mr. and Mrs. Bradley C. Brennen Mr. Gregory Broad Mr. H. Paul Brown Ms. Marlene M. Brunet Ms. Pauline Buel Mr. and Mrs. Regis E. Burgman Sister Dolores Burgo Mrs. Mary Burke Ms. Vianna V. Butala Mr. Louis W. Byham Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Caffrey, Jr. Mrs. Judith Cantalope Mr. and Mrs. George T. Caravaggio Mrs. Wilma M. Caskey Rev. Mark Cavagnaro Mrs. Catherine C. Cencerik Ms. Michelle C. Chaido Mrs. Lena A. Chelko Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Churman Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, Jr. Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cleary Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Clouse Ms. Linda P. Cobaugh Mr. Daniel S. Colangelo Ms. Carol A. Colgan Mrs. Joyce L. Collins Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Colucci Rev. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Concannon Mrs. Judith M. Confer Rev. Donald B. Conroy Mr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Conroy, Jr. Cook-Kuhnemund Insurance Mr. Hollis F. Coomer, Jr. Mr. Ralph R. Costanzo Mr. and Mrs. William R. Couchenour Mr. and Mrs. Philip Crimboli Dr. James Curran Mr. and Mrs. Neal P. Curtin Ms. Marlene J. Czarnecki Mr. and Mrs. Secondine W. Dangelo Jean Jacques D’Aoust, Ph.D. Mr. James C. Davidek Mr. and Mrs. Ray V. DeCesaris Mrs. Gloria A. DeFabo Mr. John DeGidio Mrs. Wilmina Delullo Mrs. Alma J. Demyan Mr. Donn DeVallance Mr. Patrick W. DiNunzio Mrs. Mary Dishong Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon S. D’Lima Mr. Francis A. Dlugonski Mrs. Rosemary M. Dombroski
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Domyan Rev. William P. Donahue Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Dongilli Ms. Agnes A. Dorko Rev. William Dorrmann Mr. and Mrs. Regis M. Dugan Mr. Gregory J. Dulmes Mr. and Mrs. John Durkin Mr. Carl L. Eckels Mrs. Gertrude Engel Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Erskine Mrs. Patricia J. Farrell Mr. and Mrs. David J. Federline Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ferry Mr. and Mrs. Henry Filek First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 77 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 343 First Catholic Slovak Union of the USA and Canada Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Fisher Mr. and Mrs. William R. Fitz Mr. Paul J. Fitzgerald Ms. Mary Ellen Freil Mr. Richard E. Friedl Mr. and Mrs. Edmund S. Friedrick Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Gabler Mr. and Mrs. John Gadola Ms. Andrea J. Galiardi Mr. Frank J. Gapinski Mr. William T. Gasper Rev. John A. Geinzer Frank N. Genovese, M.D. Rev. John J. Gibbons Ms. Marianne Gilligan 19
Mr. Stanley A. Glowaski Ms. Mary L. Gobert Mr. and Mrs. Michael Goda Marian Goetz Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gogol Mr. Gerard Golofski Mr. and Mrs. Lon A. Good Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Greblowski Ms. Rosemarie Gregory Mrs. Ruth B. Gregory Mrs. Germaine Gribowicz Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Grieco Mrs. Emma R. Guggie Mrs. Janet Hagger Mr. George L. Hall Mr. and Mrs. John Hammer Rev. Deacon and Mrs. John M. Hanchin Mr. and Mrs. Dean W. Hansen Mr. James W. Hargenrader Mrs. Karen Harouse-Bell Mr. Ed Haycisak Mrs. Irene Haycisak Mr. David A. Hepler Miss Carole Jean Higgins Rev. Eric J. Hill Mr. and Mrs. John Hines Ms. E. Jane Hirschberger Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Hobart, Jr. Mr. James Hoffman Ms. Melissa J. Holtz Mrs. Dorothy J. Hotalski Ms. Irene Hradnansky Mrs. Geraldine Hricik Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hudock Mrs. Susan Igareda
Mr. Chris Jerns Mr. Robert Jerns Mr. and Mrs. James J. Jioio Mr. and Mrs. George F. Johnston Mr. and Mrs. James E. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Jurkiewicz Rev. Msgr. Ralph L. Kaiser Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Kalasky Mrs. Rita M. Kasper +Rev. Hubert J. Kealy Mr. and Mrs. Jerome L. Kebbell Mrs. Dorothy Keddie Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kelly Mrs. Elizabeth A. Kelly Ms. Jean H. Kienzl Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. King Mrs. Dollie H. Kiscadden Rev. Joseph J. Kleinstuber Mr. Dennis A. Kline Robert J. Kline, Ph.D. Mr. William J. Klucsarits Mr. and Mrs. David R. Knapton Ms. Florence Knick Knights of Columbus, Kiski Valley Council 3174 Knights of Columbus, Penn Allegheny Council 4242 Ms. Grace Kolander Mr. Charles J. Koren Mr. Frank A. Koren Mrs. Mary Angela Kornides Mr. Victor S. Koslosky Mrs. R. C. Kosnac Mr. Jacob Kovsca Mrs. Theresa J. Kralik Mr. and Mrs. David R. Krause
Mr. Emerick A. Kravec Mr. Richard P. Kronenwetter Ms. Cecelia A. Kruly Mr. Thomas D. Kuhn Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Kulback Mr. Jerome F. Kurland Mr. Robert J. Kurland Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Kusbit Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Lackman Mrs. Mary A. Ladika Mrs. Clara V. Laezza Mr. and Mrs. James H. Lamey Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Lang Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Lang Rev. Eugene F. Lauer Mrs. Josephine Laurenzi Mr. and Mrs. Eusebio S. Lavin, Jr. Mrs. Shirley Lazar Mrs. Mary E. Lehmann Mr. and Mrs. George G. Leitz Harold D. Lenchner, DDS Mrs. Mary Lepiane Mr. Edmund S. Lewandowski Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Liles Mr. and Mrs. Carl Loeffler, Jr. Mr. Clair C. Long Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Lyskava Rev. Michael C. MacVeigh Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Magovern Mr. Mark Majorsky Mr. and Mrs. Hermenegildo Mallari Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Malthaner Rev. Thomas F. Manion Mr. Nicholas A. Mannerino Mr. and Mrs. David Marcoe Mr. and Mrs. Regis A. Marinchek
Mrs. Evelyn S. Marks Mr. Joseph D. Marnell Mrs. Martha M. Marron Dr. David G. Martynuik Dr. Teofilo C. Mascarinas, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. James V. Mascoli Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Massari Mrs. Victoria Matig Mr. and Mrs. W. Paul Matty Mrs. Rose Maurer Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Mazero Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McAndrews Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. McCaver Mr. and Mrs. Gene E. McDonald Mrs. Nancy McGill Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. McGuigan Rev. Donald W. McIlvane Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. McKinley Mrs. Cecilia E. McMahon Mr. Regis T. McMahon Mr. Drew Medva Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Meehan Mr. and Mrs. George E. Meholic Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Menarchek Ms. Angela Menninger Mrs. Antoinette M. Meyer Mr. Clark Miedel Mrs. Florence Miller Mr. and Mrs. Marlin J. Miller Mr. Edward L. Milyak Miss Dorothy Minnick Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Mitrisin Mr. Elio L. Monti Mrs. Marie Eva Morton Ms. Mary Mucci Ms. Mary Ann Mudron Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murla
Sr. Cecilia Murphy, R.S.M. Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Murtha, Sr. Mr. James R. Musillo, Jr. Mrs. Margaret Napolitano Mr. Daniel L. Nedzinski Mr. and Mrs. Larry Nelson Mr. Fred R. Nene Rev. Dam D. Nguyen Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Noel Mr. and Mrs. Selim G. Noujaim Mr. Donald R. O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Regis J. Obringer Mr. and Mrs. William A. O’Neil Mrs. Katherine Osinkoski Mr. John F. Painley Mrs. Marie A. Parsons Ms. Donna J. Pato Rev. Alfred S. Patterson, O.S.B. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley C. Paviak Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Pereira Mr. and Mrs. David A. Perry, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Perry Mr. and Mrs. George Petro Mr. Clifford Pfoutz Rev. Thang M. Pham Mr. Robert H. Phillips Mr. and Mrs. George M. Pivik Ms. Marlane Pizzi Mr. Richard A. Platt Rev. Jon J. Plavcan Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Podrasky Rev. Kevin G. Poecking Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Policastro Mrs. Patricia M. Poloney Mrs. Lisa L. Poole Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Preik Ms. Nancy E. Premoshis Mr. and Mrs. John J. Pucillo Mrs. Anna Puhala
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Raimondo Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Ransel Ms. Karen Teresa Reidy Ms. Remona Reynolds RFP & Associates LLC Mr. and Mrs. Gordon J. Rice, Jr. Mr. Leo J. Rigard Mrs. Martha F. Rizzardi Mr. Carl M. Roemele Mr. and Mrs. Allison M. Roesch Ms. Helen Rolla Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Roos Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Rugalla, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rullo Ms. Ruth S. Rusnock Saint Gertrude Rosary Society Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sammarco Mr. and Mrs. James L. Sands Mrs. Eleanor Sargent Mr. and Mrs. Mark G. Sarneso Mrs. Barbara Sauter Mrs. Louis Scanga Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Scarberry Mrs. Mary Jo Schaeper Mr. C. F. Schillinger Ms. Celine M. Sclimm Rev. Chrysostom V. Schlimm, O.S.B. Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Schneider Mr. Dennis Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Scholik Mrs. Mary Lou Schutz Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Schweizer Ms. Leah Schwet Mr. John M. Senko Mr. and Mrs. Julian J. Senko Mr. Joseph J. Seren Serra Club of Greensburg Ms. Margaret Setcavage Ms. Theresa E. Shamrock Ms. Frances G. Sharer Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Shaver Mr. Robert F. Sheehy Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Sheller Rev. Paul S. Siebert Rev. Francis A. Siler Mr. Brian K. Silowash Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Simeone Ms. Norma Jean Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Dominick C. Sisti Mrs. Vera Slezak Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Smail, Jr. Mrs. Joan B. Smith Mrs. Marie Smith Dr. and Mrs. Perry C. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sorice Mr. and Mrs. F. Christopher Spina Mrs. Charlotte E. Spino Mrs. Viola R. Springer St. Camillus Church, New Castle, PA Ms. Dorothy Stahl Mrs. Laura Stanko Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Stas Mr. Scott A. Staub Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Stebick Mr. Richard N. Steiner Mrs. Ann M. Stoltz Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert J. Sulkey Mr. David Summa Rev. John P. Sweeney Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sweeney Mr. William E. Takacs Mr. Gerard S. Tatka
Memorial Scholarships Honor a spouse, parent, grandparent or friend with a scholarship in their name. Andrew and Amelia Kirsch Scholarship Stephen P. Kosmo Scholarship Theresa C. Kosmo and Pearl Szczygiel Scholarship Rev. Thomas J. Kram Scholarship Monsignor Paul A. Lenz Burse for Native Americans William P. Malloy and Paul R. Whiteside Scholarship Venerable Father Michael McGivney Education Fund Thomas J. and Margaret McKeon Munsch Scholarship Albert Murrman Memorial Fund for Hispanic Ministries The Murrman Family Fund for Intercultural Ministries Cardinal John O’Connor Scholarship Dr. Rizal V. Pangilinan Memorial Scholarship Pope John Paul II Scholarship The Rachel Pevarnik Scholarship Rev. Peter Pilarski and Saint Januarius Parish Scholarship Rev. Adrian C. H. Pleus Leadership Scholarship James A. and Mary Louise Redding Scholarship Benedict and Edna Reuscher Scholarship Monsignor Charles Owen Rice Scholarship Saint Gregory The Great Scholarship Saint Mary Scholarship Honorable Bernard F. Scherer Scholarship Rev. Paulinus J. Selle, O.S.B., Endowment Fund Norma A. Sirback Scholarship Steckert Memorial Scholarship The Sväté Písmo i Katolícka Viera Education Fund Dr. George and Mrs. Clara Sweeney Scholarship John V. Toner Fund Grace and Anthony Trancone Scholarship Rev. Raymond A. Vollmer Scholarship Monsignor Francis Wagner Fund Wall Memorial Fund Atty. Gerald J. Yanity Scholarship
The Altoona-Johnstown Seminarian Scholarship Victor and Christina Ballash Memorial Scholarship Victor E. And Joan B. Ballash Scholarship Monsignor Andrew J. Balok Endowment Fund The Benedict Endowment Fund Benedictine Pastors Fund Rev. Matthew A. Benko, O.S.B., Scholarship Frank J. and Joan Hoover Bonanno Scholarship Mrs. Viola B. Bratton and Mr. Francis Comer Memorial Scholarship The Paul and Rose Mary Breindel Scholarship The John and Margaret Bridge Scholarship Rev. Aloysius D. Carasella, O.S.B., Scholarship Anna M. Chase Scholarship James and Mary Ann Cherubini Scholarship Bishop William G. Connare Scholarship Rev. J. David Crowley Scholarship Bishop Nicholas C. Dattilo Memorial Scholarship Marianne F. Dean Scholarship Jane and Michael Demshock Memorial Fund Loretta M. Durishan Scholarship Diocese of Pittsburgh Scholarship The DiPadova Family Trust, James A. DiPadova Scholarship Archbishop Thomas A. Donnellan Scholarship George and Eileen Dorman Fund Rev. Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., Endowment in Biblical Studies Loretta M. Durishan Scholarship Mario J. Ferretti Memorial Scholarship Ann S. Foster Memorial Scholarship The Kathleen Sacco Hann Scholarship William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Gilbert J. and Dorothy Hoehn Scholarship Immaculate Heart of Mary Scholarship Marie Kaul Scholarship The B. P. Kenna Scholarship
Mrs. Irene S. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Teacher Miss Gabriele Terrill Ms. Ann Testa Rev. Ralph W. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. William L. Ticknor Mr. and Mrs. William J. Tompkins Mrs. Geraldine L. Toncini Mr. Paul Trunzo Mr. and Mrs. David P. Turyan Richard J. Tushup, Ph.D. Mrs. Gail Uliano Mr. Edward S. Ungvarsky +Mrs. Stephanie Ungvarsky Mrs. Imelda M. Unites Mrs. Victoria Valeria Mr. and Mrs. Timothy E. Vaughan Mr. and Mrs. Albert Verhofstadt The Honorable Richard F. Vidmer Mr. and Mrs. George J. Vince Mrs. Virginia M. Voytek Br. Timothy E. Waid, O.S.B. Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lee Warchola Mr. and Mrs. John R. Watson Mr. John J. Weiland, III
Mr. Raymond W. Werthman Mr. and Mrs. James Westrick Mr. James M. Whiley, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Whisman Ms. Loretta M. White Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wieczorek Miss Rita Anne Wiesner Mr. John R. Wilcox Ms. Jean M. Wildauer Mr. Henry S. Winkler Mrs. Roberta N. Wisz Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Worrall Ms. Pauline Wright Mr. Ronald H. Wygonik Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yancoskie Mr. and Mrs. Gene R. Yanity Mrs. Kathleen Yanity Mrs. Regina Yanni Mr. John A. Yonko, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Yourish, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zable Mr. and Mrs. John F. Zahorchak Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Zandier Mr. Louis M. Zecchini Miss Mary Diane Zelenak Ms. Josephine Zelik Mrs. Dorothy Zello
Revenues, Gains, and Other Support: Tuition and Fees........................................................................................................................................................... $1,131,784 Contributions.................................................................................................................................................................. $530,866 Investment Income.......................................................................................................................................................... $90,196 Net Realized Gains, (Losses) on Long-Term Investments............................................................................................. $72,660 Net Unrealized Appreciation (Depreciation)........................................................................................................($1,032,913) Auxiliary Enterprises (including Room and Board)..................................................................................................... $412,028 Net Assets Realized from Restrictions............................................................................................................................... $5,452 Total Revenues, Gains and Other Support.............................................................................................................. $3,130,579 Expenditures: Instruction........................................................................................................................................................................ $626,451 Library................................................................................................................................................................................ $55,000 Academic Support........................................................................................................................................................ $135,179 Student Services............................................................................................................................................................. $107,397 Admissions......................................................................................................................................................................... $37,269 Institutional Support....................................................................................................................................................... $741,058 Operation and Plant Maintenance............................................................................................................................. $345,127 Auxiliary Enterprises........................................................................................................................................................ $375,673 Total Expenditures..................................................................................................................................................... $2,423,154 Change in Net Assets................................................................................................................................................... $707,425 Net Assets, Beginning of Year.................................................................................................................................. $7,528,015 Net Assets, End of Year............................................................................................................................................. $8,235,440 The information presented in this report has been derived from the consolidated financial statements audited by an independent accounting firm, Parente-Randolph, LLC and published separately. Copies of audited financials are available upon request.
Saint Vincent Seminary’s website has undergone its third major redesign in eleven years. The new site went live in mid-April at http://www. saintvincentseminary.edu. “The redesign will allow us to update content more easily, in addition to providing fresh content on the home page on a regular basis,” said Director of Public Relations Kim Metzgar. “The new site places more of a focus on photos and videos, while retaining the news, program and course information that has been a staple of previous websites.” Deborah Acklin, a member of the Board of Regents; Father Justin Matro, O.S.B., Rector; and Paul Whiteside, Director of Development, have also been involved with the website update, with several meetings held at the Seminary and in Pittsburgh to chart the progress of the redesign. Metzgar noted that the Seminary now has its own
YouTube® Channel for videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/ SaintVincentSeminary, and more than 70 photo albums from past events. New features include video introductions by the full-time faculty members, a multimedia section linking directly to photos and videos, and a seminary almanac, which features a fact and photo of the day relating to Saint Vincent, the Seminary, and its alumni. A link to the Sunday homilies of Saint Vincent Archabbey is included in the almanac, as well as a link to a daily reflection written by a monk of the Archabbey. Each of the main categories of the website opens with either a slideshow or a video. A secondtier navigation system provides quick access to the content. “Thanks to the custom programming scripted by Brother
Isidore M. Minerd, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey and a seminarian, each time we upload a photo album or a video to one of those sites, it is automatically uploaded to the Seminary’s website,” Metzgar said. “We will now be able to spend more time creating content and less time working on the behind-the-scenes programming needed to make that content accessible to site users. The website is the work of the full public relations staff, including Brother Isidore; Liz Cousins, public relations associate; Brother Pio P. Adamonis, O.S.B.; Jordan Hainsey, a senior graphic design major at Saint Vincent College, who developed the new look for the website; and Sadie Stresky and Carly Marsh, student assistants. Hainsey did much of the design work for the site.
Additionally, the Archabbey Publications online store launched its new design in November. That store now has “departments” featuring many of Saint Vincent’s apostolates, including the Seminary. From that link, http://www.stvincentstore. com/seminary.html, Seminary supporters may register online for events such as Annual Scholarship Dinner; make an online tribute or memorial gift; contribute to a scholarship fund online; or register for special events, such as the annual retreat for priests, deacons and seminarians. The Seminary website upgrade has been in development since February of 2009. The Public Relations Office manages 15 websites for the Seminary, Archabbey and its apostolates. Many of those websites have already been redesigned using the new content management system. All have been migrated to a faster, more consolidated server.
The Seminary Public Relations staff looks at the new home page on one of the large whiteboards in the John and Annette Brownfield Center. Pictured are, from left, Kim Metzgar, Director; Liz Cousins, Associate Director; students Sadie Stresky and Carly Marsh, communication majors at Saint Vincent College; Jordan Hainsey, a Saint Vincent College student and a senior graphic design major; Brother Isidore M. Minerd, O.S.B., programmer, and Brother Pio P. Adamonis, O.S.B., who assists with videotaping as well as audio recording of homilies. 23
Helping the Seminary Can Help You, Too Many opportunities exist to support Saint Vincent Seminary. Your options include making a gift this year and deducting it from your income taxes (if you itemize), and including a bequest from your estate plan to benefit the Seminary after your lifetime. One opportunity that allows you to help support our efforts while, at the same time, providing you with lifetime payments is called a charitable gift annuity.
approximately $3,449* he can use in the year of the gift if he itemizes on his income tax return. Another substantial benefit of a charitable gift annuity is that a portion of the payments we make to you is income tax–free. To illustrate, John, aged 72, makes a $10,000 gift to us in exchange for a lifetime of gift annuity payments. His payments are 6 percent of $10,000, or $600 per year. The taxation of his payments is as follows:
A charitable gift annuity is an easy form of giving. You typically give either cash or marketable securities to the Seminary now and in exchange we agree to pay you, and another person if you choose, payments for life. The rate of payment is a percentage of the gift you make. Plus, the older you are when the gift is made, the higher the percentage rate. See the chart below for the rates as of July 1, 2010. The rate you receive once you establish your gift annuity is locked in for your lifetime—meaning you’ll be able to count on your payments never fluctuating.
Taxed as Ordinary Income Portion..................... $136 Income Tax-Free Portion...... $464 Total Payment.......................$600 The IRS Code allows him to receive this tax-favored status on his gift annuity payments until he reaches his life expectancy, or for another 14.1 years. After that, the entire $600 amount will be included on his income tax return as ordinary income. As if these weren’t enough reasons to consider a charitable gift annuity, another remarkable benefit to John is the charitable income tax deduction of
John’s professional advisors have all explained the incredible rewards of making the gift. But in his heart, John knows the true, primary motivation behind his gift. Establishing a charitable gift annuity gives John the ability now, while he is living, to make a gift to an organization that has captured his spirit and demonstrated the importance of its good work. In other words, John wants to do what he can to help Saint Vincent Seminary fulfill our mission. Feel free to contact Paul Whiteside at paul.whiteside@ stvincent.edu or by calling (724) 532-6740 for a no-obligation illustration on how a charitable gift annuity can help Saint Vincent Seminary and help you, too.
© The Stelter Company The information in this publication is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice, please consult an attorney. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/ estate taxes or state
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*This example is based on annual payments and a 2 percent charitable midterm federal rate. These rates are indicative only, and are subject to change by Saint Vincent.
â€”Blessed John Paul II Saint Vincent Seminary has more than 60 scholarship funds that offer assistance to students in need of financial help. For more information on donating to an existing scholarship, such as the Blessed John Paul II Scholarship, or to discuss how to establish a new scholarship in honor of a loved one, please contact the Seminary Director of Development, Paul Whiteside, at 724-805-6740, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690, paul.whiteside@stvincent. edu. Online donations can be made by visiting the Saint Vincent Seminary section of http://www.stvincentstore.com/ seminary/scholarship-funds.html.
Donations to a Seminary Scholarship Fund provide scholarship assistance to our seminarians. 25
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Father Omer U. Kline, O.S.B., congratulates the late Father Chidi Osondu of Savannah, S’05, upon his receipt of the Seminary’s homiletics award at the 2005 commencement ceremonies.
In Memoriam: Father Omer U. Kline, O.S.B. Every year at the Seminary’s commencement, a fourth-year seminarian receives an award from the Rector’s Council for the student who has most clearly demonstrated excellence in preaching. Until 2006, when he was no longer able to attend due to poor health, the award’s namesake sat in a pew on the north side of the Basilica, waiting to offer his congratulations to the winner of the Father Omer U. Kline, O.S.B., Excellence in Preaching Award.
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Father Omer, P’41, C’46, S’49, a monk of the Archabbey, died on January 17, 2011. He retired in 1987 after teaching in the Seminary for 27 years. Father Omer attended Saint Bernard Parochial School and Hastings Public School in Hastings, and was a 1941 graduate of Saint Vincent Preparatory School. He received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Saint Vincent College in 1946, and completed his ordination studies at Saint Vincent Seminary. His graduate studies were at the Catholic University of America, where he received a master of arts degree in American history in 1955; and, at the Teachers College of Columbia University, where in 1963 he was awarded a doctoral degree of education specializing in the teaching of speech. At Saint Vincent Seminary he was named an instructor in homiletics in 1960, assistant professor of homiletics in 1964, associate professor of homiletics in 1968, and professor of homiletics in 1981. In 1987, he was named professor emeritus of homiletics. In 1988 Father Omer received Saint Vincent Seminary’s Nova et Vetera Award for excellence in teaching. In 1994, Father Omer was honored with the Saint Vincent Seminary Alumni Award at the annual Alumni and Planned Giving Associates Banquet. Since 1991, a seminarian has received the “Omer U. Kline, O.S.B., Excellence in Preaching” Award. Father Omer served the monastic community, as well as the Scholasticate, Preparatory School, and the College in many capacities, He was the author of The Sportsman’s Hall Parish Later Named Saint Vincent, 1790–1846, and of The Saint Vincent Archabbey Gristmill and Brewery, 1854-2000. He is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Mary Louise Parrish of Nicktown, and Mrs. Donald (Hilda) Dumm of Ebensburg.
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y r a tes in No m & e S ews N “Director of worship is ‘partner in the mission’” was the headline of a feature article appearing in a recent Pittsburgh Catholic edition on Father Jim Gretz, S’94. The article, by Associate Editor Chuck Moody, detailed how the love for liturgy of Father Gretz drives his diocesan work. He serves as director of the diocesan Department for Worship and diocesan master of ceremonies.
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“We are responsible for planning and overseeing all the major liturgical events of the diocese,” he said. “Under the department is the Office for Music headed by Father Jim Chepponis. These two offices work together to make these events happen. Most of what we do takes place at the (Saint Paul) cathedral, some events are here at the (Saint Paul) seminary and a few events take place in the parish. “Our big cathedral events include ordinations of deacons, priests and, if need be, bishops. The chrism Mass on Holy Thursday morning, when the sacred chrism is consecrated and the oil of catechumens and the oil
of the infirm are blessed for all the parishes of the diocese. We assist in the ‘color’ Masses: Red Mass for the start of the judicial year; White Mass for those in the medical profession; Blue Mass for the police and firefighters. The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass is overseen by the department. “Perhaps the biggest events are the two celebrations of the Rite of Election each Lent, for those who are being prepared for baptism at the Easter Vigil, as well as those who are being received into the Catholic Church or are completing their sacraments of initiation, namely confirmation and Eucharist. We are also responsible for the diocesan confirmation. The events surrounding the death of (retired Aux.) Bishop (John) McDowell were planned and overseen by the department. Most times when Bishop (David) Zubik is presiding at the cathedral, we are involved.” Father Gretz works closely with the episcopal master of ceremonies to plan events, as well as the sacristan at the cathedral. His office also produces the worship aids for events. “When I first spoke to the bishop about possibly taking this position, I wanted to still be involved in parish ministry,” he said. “My thought was that if I were simply in an office, telling people what to do, there isn’t much credibility to my work. However, if I am out ‘in the trenches,’ it gives me a chance to see the liturgical life lived in the diocese and see what I can do to help improve it. The bishop agreed it would give a ‘face’ to the office so that people would know who the director of the Department for Worship is. I have helped cover a number of Masses since I’ve taken office.” Father Gretz told writer Moody his love for liturgy began at his home parish as an altar server and choir member, and it continued while he was in the seminary. “I am well aware that the
bishop is the official chief liturgist of the diocese and am sometimes awed by his trust in me to assist him in that role,” he said. “I do like what I am doing. Those who know me well say that this ministry is one suited for me. I have the gifts and talents necessary to be successful in this ministry.” Father Gretz was ordained in 1994. He served in four parishes as a parochial vicar: Saint Bonaventure in Glenshaw, Nativity in South Park Township, Saint Anne in Castle Shannon and Saint Vitus in New Castle. Father Gretz also served as a pastor at Holy Family in New Brighton and Saint John Neumann in Franklin Park. A sidebar to the feature article also noted that Father Gretz has recorded three CDs, all used in some manner as fund raisers at the parishes where he served. He told writer Moody that when he was at Saint Vincent Semiary he took a semester of voice. “I do enjoy singing.... As a priest, I believe in what the USCCB document ‘Sing to the Lord’ speaks of as ‘progressive solemnity.’ The basic premise is that all liturgies are not equal, so we do speak liturgically of solemnities, feasts, memorials, optional memorials and commemorations, as well as the Ordinary Time of the liturgical calendar. So, I have always sung the eucharistic prayer and been more musical for the solemnities in the life of the church.”
The seminary has welcomed two new students this spring: Deyre Bation Azcuna of the Philippines is a priesthood student from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. The son of Rhesa B. Azcuna and the late Tranquilino R. Azcuna, he is a 1992 graduate of Mount Carmel High School. He earned a degree in philosophy from San Carlos Seminary College, Cebu City, the Philippines, in 1999 and a degree in Sacred Theology from 28
the University of Santo Tomas in 2003. Yi Liang Huang of Sichun, China, is a 2000 graduate of Yun Xi High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Si Chuan Catholic Seminary, China.
Rev. Maurus B. Mount, O.S.B., S’06, of Saint Vincent Archabbey, recently obtained a master of arts degree in Classical Languages from the University of Illinois, Champaign. He is currently in the doctoral program there.
Kristina Antolin Davies has joined the Seminary staff as an English tutor. Ms. Davies and her husband, Dr. Antony Davies, reside in Greensburg. They are the parents of six children.
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(Continued from Page 28) has announced the following appointments: Rev. Sean M. Francis, S’03, parochial vicar of Saint Vitus Parish, New Castle, will also serve as coordinator of pastoral care to the Catholic residents in the nursing homes in the greater New Castle area, as well as the patients at Jameson Hospital. Rev. James K. Mazurek, S’73, has been named pastor of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacramenet Parish, Natrona Heights, and of Saint Joseph Parish, Natrona, for a six-year term, effective January 20, 2011. He is returning to Pittsburgh following his service as vice chancellor at Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan. Rev. Gerald S. Mikonis, S’74, has been named pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, Charleroi, for a six-year term, effective January 10, 2011. Rev. Bernard B. Costello, C’59, S’63, has completed his responsibilities as administrator, pro tem, of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, Charleroi, as of January 10, 2011. Rev. Stephen A. Kresak, S’04, has been named pastor of the newly-established Corpus Christi Parish, McKeesport, for a six-year term, effective November 21, 2010. Rev. David J. Dzermejko, C’70, S’74, resigned as pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, Charleroi, effective November 9, 2010. Rev. Peter R. Pilarski, C’55, S’59, has been granted permission to retire. He most recently served as administrator of Saint Januarius Parish, Plum. Rev. Barry P. O’Leary, S’07, has been named to replacement ministry, effective February 4, 2011. He maintains his responsibilities as assistant chaplain to the Catholic inmates and staff at the State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh. Rev. Gary W. Oehmler,
S’83, has been named episcopal master of ceremonies and priest secretary to the diocesan bishop, effective February 4, 2011, with residence at Saint Paul Seminary. Rev. Michael Zavage, S’09, has been named parochial vicar of Saint Teresa of Avila Parish, Perrysville, effective February 4, 2011. He maintains his responsibilities as chaplain at Bishop Canevin High School. Rev. Vincent F. Kolo, S’95, has been named chaplain to the Catholic patients and staff at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, effective February 4, 2011, with residence at Immaculate Conception/Saint Joseph Parish, Bloomfield. Rev. Thomas A. Sparacino, S’97, has been named pastor of Saint Richard Parish, Richland Township, for a six-year term. Rev. William E. Dorner, S’07, has been named pastor of Saint Gregory Parish, Zelienople, and pastor, Saint Matthias Parish, Evans City, for a six-year term, effective March 7, 2011. Rev. Joseph A. Carr, S’06, has been named pastor of Good Samaritan Parish, Ambridge, and pastor, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Baden, for a six-year term, effective May 9, 2011 Very Rev. Harry R. Bielewicz, S’86, secretary for clergy, will serve as episcopal vicar for clergy personnel. He maintains his residence at Our Lady of Loreto Parish, Brookline. Very Rev. Ronald P. Lengwin, V.G., C’62, S’66, has been named general secretary of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, effective March 19, 2011. He maintains his responsibilities as vicar general of the diocese, diocesan spokesperson, director of the Office for Public and Community Affairs, and director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and director of the Mission Office. Very Rev. Joseph M. Mele, V.G., recently a homiletics professor at Saint Vincent Seminary, has (Continued on Page 30)
Dr. Scott Hahn, the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation since 2005, gave the annual lecture of the chair this fall. This year he spoke on “Many are Called: Rediscovering the Glory of the Priesthood.” The lecture drew from his latest book, of the same title, published in 2010 by Doubleday Religion Books. Following the lecture, Dr. Hahn was available to meet attendees and to autograph books.
Rev. Gerald Dennis Gill, director of the Office for Worship of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, presented an all-day session on the revised English translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal as part of the Seminary’s Pastoral Formation Program. All seminarians and many faculty members attended. His topics included “What is the Sacred Liturgy? The context for Welcoming the new Roman Missal; The Story of the Revised Translation: Same mass—New Words—Deeper Meaning; and A Glance at the New Texts: Clarifying and Amplifying What We Believe.” 29
y r a tes in No m & e S ews N been named rector of Saint Paul Seminary and director of the Department for PreOrdination Formation, effective May 9, 2011. He maintains his responsibilities as vicar general of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and director of the Department for Post-Ordination Formation. Rev. Terrence P. O’Connor, S’00, has been named vice rector of Saint Paul Seminary and director of spiritual formation at Saint Paul Seminary, effective May 9, 2011.
In the Diocese of Charleston, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has appointed Father Gregory B. Wilson, S’00, as rector of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Charleston, while continuing as administrator in charge of Saint Mary of the Annunciation in Charleston.
Rev. Mark Van Alstine, S’05, of the Diocese of Savannah celebrated Mass with the Savannah Benedictine Oblate Community in November. He is the parochial vicar of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Savannah.
Deacon Michael Marcelli, S’10, of the Diocese of Youngstown has been assigned to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School for the 2010-2011 school year. He will be ordained to the priesthood this spring. He is assisting with the retreat program and providing religious instruction, as well as other duties.
Also in the diocese, Father John-Michael Lavelle, S’99, conducted a three-week program on “The Sacraments in the Light of Resurrection” at Saint Louis School Hall, Louisville. The seven sacraments were studied and divided into the areas of initiation healing and vocation through the prism of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In the Diocese of WheelingCharleston, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has made the following appointment: Rev. Douglas A. Ondeck, C’02, S’07, was named associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Clarksburg, with residence at the parish rectory, effective December 18, 2010. Rev. Fred C. Byrne, O.S.B., S’82, has been appointed administrator of Saint John University Parish, Morgantown, through June 2011. Rev. Richard J. Ulam, O.S.B., S’80, and Rev. John A. Rice, S’02, have been appointed chaplains for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas courts in West Virginia. Father Richard is chaplain of Court Joan of Arc Number 341, while Father Rice is chaplain of Court Saint Ann Number 1666.
Rev. Gabriel D. Landis, O.S.B., S’03, a monk of Saint Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison, has been named pastor of Saint Patrick Parish in Atchison, and Saint Joseph Parish, Atchison.
In the Diocese of Harrisburg, Bishop Joseph P. McFadden has made the following appointment: Rev. Paul M. Clark, S’02, to administrator, Saint Matthew Parish, Dauphin. He continues as advocate, auditor and canonical consultant in the Diocesan Tribunal. Rev. Donald W. Cramer, C’05, S’00, has been named administrator of Saint Monica Parish, Sunbury.
Father O’Malley Inducted Into Hall of Fame Father Jack O’Malley, S’65, a Pittsburgh native and Central Catholic graduate, joined 11 other individuals and two teams as they were enshrined into the Saint Francis University Athletics Hall of Fame on February 5. The Hall of Fame was established in 1996. Father O’Malley preceded his priesthood by leading the Red Flash to a 52-22 record in three seasons as a standout point guard, including back-to-back 20-5 seasons. He lettered from
1956-1959 and was a member of the Saint Francis National Invitation Tournament (NIT) team that faced Fordham at Madison Square Garden. Father O’Malley led the Red Flash in assists all three seasons and finished with 791 points (11.0 points per game) and 422 rebounds (5.9 rebounds per game) in three seasons. He was well-known as a clutch player and served as the team captain during the 1958-1959 season Father O’Malley helped 30
Saint Francis win the Carousel Tournament in 1958, and earlier in the season hit a pair of free throws with no time remaining to help the Red Flash defeat in-state rival Duquesne, 65-64. It was a win that helped Saint Francis get into the NIT Tournament. Father O’Malley is a member of the Saint Vincent Seminary Class of 1965. He credits his Scripture professor, Father Demetrius Dumm, O.S.B., for his love of Scripture.
Rev. Dennis J. Bradley, S’76, on December 10, 2010. Rev. Brian P. Conrad, S’76, on February 13, 2011. Rev. Alexis Foyo, O.S.B., S’83, on November 24, 2010. Rev. Omer U. Kline, O.S.B., P’41, C’46, S’49, on January 17, 2011. Rev. Peter A. Kuenzig, C’43, S’46, on December 4, 2010. Rev. Nicholas A. Pesanka, S’75, January 21, 2011.
Father Emmanuel Afunugo, assistant professor of moral theology, presented “The Sacrament of Penance” at a Tapping Theology session held February 3 in Latrobe. The monthly series is sponsored by Saint Vincent College Campus Ministry. Brother Jacob Amos, O.S.B., was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Saint Bernard Abbey, Cullman, Alabama, by Most Rev. Robert Baker, Bishop of Birmingham. In the top photo, Father Jacob is pictured with Abbot Cletus Meagher. Below, front, from left, are Bishop Emeritus David Foley; Bishop Baker; Father Jacob; Abbot Cletus; Abbot Victor Clark, retired abbot of Saint Bernard Abbey; back, from left, Deacon José Manuel Escalante, Deacon Michael Gossett, Deacon Finbar Ramsak, O.S.B., and Deacon Michael Peck, all four his classmates at Saint Vincent Seminary.
Father Cyprian G. Constantine O.S.B., S’77, was recently appointed to the Liturgical Commission of the Diocese of Pittsburgh by Bishop David Zubik.
Brother Bruno Heisey, O. S. B., has published two articles on the Venerable Bede, the subject of his research at the University of Cambridge: “Bede’s Pepper, Napkins, and Incense,” in the January, 2011, issue of The Down-
side Review; “Bede’s Biblical Humour,” in the May, 2010, issue of Tjurunga. Also, he has published two articles on the relationship between music and spirituality: “Verdi’s Requiem and Benedict’s Rule,” in the Winter, 2010, issue of Sacred Music; “Operatic Discernment of a Vocation,” in the Winter, 2010, issue of Review for Religious. the Ash Wednesday Day of Recollection for the Monks of Newark Abbey, spoke to the Benedictine Sisters and their affiliates of Saint Walburga Monastery in Elizabeth, N.J. on “Personal Encounters with God,” and gave a Day of Recollection to the Missionaries of Charity at Saint Augustine’s in Newark. As part of the Family Faith Formation for Saint Mary’s Parish in Newark, he spoke on “The Influence of Mother and Father on Their Children.”
Father Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B., S78, is currently living at Newark Abbey in New Jersey and working as psychoanalytic consultant at Starfire Counseling Center. He recently authored a reflection for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catechetical Sunday 2011 on “The Spiritual and Practical Meaning of the Eucharist.” In December Father Tom spoke to the Benedictine Oblates of Newark Abbey on “Advent: Season of Hope.” During Lent he gave 31
Rev. Cristiano A. Brito, O.S.B., S’94, on the death of his father Emidio Brito on January 18, 2011. Mr. Frank V. Cahouet, Board of Regents member, on the death of his brother, Rev. Eugene Cahouet, O.P. Rev. Job Foote, O.S.B., S’89, on the death of his father, Raymond Joseph Foote, on March 25, 2011. Rev. Ronald P. Gatman, O.S.B., S’79, on the death of his brother Robert Gatman on March 3, 2011. Rev. Campion P. Gavaler, O.S.B., C’55, S’59, on the death of his sister, Mary, 91, on Sunday, January 30, 2011. Brother Nicholas A. Koss, O.S.B. P’61, C’66, S 70, on the death of his sister Mary Anne Flynn on February 9, 2011. Rev, Joseph D. Laboon, C 53, S’57 on the death of his sister Sister deLellis Laboon, R.S.M. on March 17, 2011. Dr. and Mrs. James V. Maher, Jr., on the death of his motherin-law, Mrs. Lillian Braunstein, on April 11, 2011. Retired Archabbot Paul R. Maher, O.S.B., P’43, C’51, S’54, on the death of his brother, Leo, on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. Seminarian John Joseph Michniuk on the death of his mother, Agnes M. Michniuk of West Chester, Ohio, on Sunday, February 20, 2011. Seminarian Brother Isidore M. Minerd, O.S.B., C’06, on the death of his father, Kenneth, on Sunday, February 20, 2011.
Bishop Donald W. Trautman of the Diocese of Erie will receive an honorary doctorate and serve as the speaker for Saint Vincent Seminary’s 2011 commencement, scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, May 6. Bishop Trautman has had a wide range of pastoral, educational and administrative experience: parish priest, seminary Professor of Scriptural Doctrine, Chancellor, Vicar General, Pastor, Auxiliary Bishop and Diocesan Bishop. He has shepherded God’s people for 25 years as a Bishop, with 20 of those years as the Diocesan Bishop of Erie, Pennsylvania. He has served two elected terms (six years) as the Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Liturgy. He has played a prominent role in translation issues relative to the Lectionary and New Roman Missal. He is the former Chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine. He studied for the priesthood in Innsbruck, Austria, where he received his licentiate in sacred theology. He was a student of Karl Rahner and noted liturgist Josef Jungmann. Bishop Trautman pursued higher studies in biblical languages at Catholic University in Washington, DC, and continued his post-graduate work at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome where he received his licentiate degree in Scripture. He also earned a doctorate in sacred theology from Saint Thomas Aquinas University, Rome. Prior to his ordination as Bishop, he taught in the seminary as professor of Scripture and doctrine, and served as Chancellor,
Vicar General, Auxiliary Bishop and Pastor in his home diocese of Buffalo, New York. In 1997, the University of Notre Dame’s Center of Pastoral Liturgy named Bishop Trautman a recipient of the Michael Mathis Award, its highest honor bestowed for outstanding contributions to liturgy, and in 2003 the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions’ annual Msgr. Frederick R. McManus Award was presented to him. He is the recipient of several honorary doctorates. Saint John’s University in New York presented him with its Gold Medal, the university’s highest recognition. Bishop Trautman has written extensively on liturgy and Scripture, with numerous articles appearing in America and Worship. He currently serves as episcopal moderator of the Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference and as chairman of the board of trustees of Gannon University in Erie. Bishop Trautman is also an active member of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and a member of the board of trustees of Saint Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore.
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