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Scholarship Dinner Helps Students Father Thomas J. Kram, Class of 1949, will be the keynote speaker at the Saint Vincent Seminary Scholarship Dinner scheduled for April 22 at Churchill Valley Country Club. Father Kram is the Vicar for Retired Priests in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and is a member of the Seminary Board of Regents. The annual dinner raises money which provides scholarship aid for students who are preparing to be priests. According to Father Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B., Rector, “Saint Vincent Seminary has been preparing priests for the Church for 152 years. We ask for your prayers and for your support to continue this tradition of educating and preparing future priests for pastoral service.”
Rev. Thomas J. Kram
Father Kram has served the People of God as a good and faithful priest for fifty years—serving the Church in Pittsburgh as a parish priest, high school headmaster and diocesan administrator in a variety of roles. At Saint Vincent, he has loyally served on the Alumni Council, Seminary Board of Regents, and three years as Seminary Dean of Advancement. In recognition of this good and faithful service, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1993 by Saint Vincent Seminary. The dinner donation is $60 per person or $600 for a reserved table of ten people. For additional information and to make reservations for the dinner, call the Seminary Development Office at 724-537-4552.
Signing the Word
By Mary Ann Slater The Indiana Gazette CLYMER — Father Joseph P. Traynor wanted to tell his congregation at The Church of the Resurrection i n Clymer about a dream he had. So he began his Sunday sermon slowly in the Catholic Church on Morris Street in Clymer about a dream he had. Stained glass windows line both sides of the church and green banners with Eucharistic symbols decorate both the altar and the pulpit. Traynor talked about how he had been dreaming about what would happen if Jesus appeared and said the world was close to coming to the end. “Why would Jesus speak to you and to me about the end of the world?” he asked the church-goers. “And are you ready?” Sitting on Traynor’s right, just about six or seven feet in front of him, Joseph and Connie Sarnovsky listened intently. Their eyes watched Traynor carefully, following the movement of his hands. That’s because Traynor, while he verbally
preached his message to most of the 150 or so in the pews, used sign language to tell his story to the Sarnovskys, who have been deaf since childhood. It’s a style of preaching that Traynor has been using for about the past four years, ever since he started at The Church of the Resurrection in Clymer and became reacquainted with the Sarnovskys, who live in Dixonville. He had first met them years before, as a part of his work as minister to the deaf for the Diocese of Greensburg. Joe Sarnovsky, now 70 and a retired welder, and Connie, 60, had attended several picnics that the diocese had sponsored for deaf parishioners. But over the years Traynor had lost touch with them. “Even though I was in Indiana (as a parochial
In This Issue.... Rector’s Message ............... 2 Commencement Speaker ... 2 Two New Board Members ....3 Tribute Gifts ......................... 4
vicar) at St. Bernard Church in Indiana during the 1980s and early 1990s-, they would never think of coming to Mass there,” Traynor said. In the meantime, he had also lost some of the knack of signing, a skill he had picked up in the early 1980s during his days in the seminary at Saint Vincent in Latrobe. He taught himself much of the language so he could help others after he was ordained. “I did it out of concern for the individual desire to hear the word of God,” Traynor said. In 1985, about two years after his ordination, he was appointed the diocese’s minister for the deaf. But he didn’t have much opportunity to use sign language because there were no deaf (Continued on Page 24) Annual Report .................... 5-20 News and Notes .................... 21 Alumni Mark Anniversaries .23 The Gifts of Life.....................23 Signing the Word ..................24
On Board 3
Saint Vincent Seminary
Summer Graduate Courses Set
Saint Vincent Seminary will offer four, threecredit graduate courses in two sessions this summer. The courses are open to lay persons, priests and members of religious orders. Session I will be held from May 24 to June 17. Father William J. Fay , Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture, will teach “The Fourth Gospel” from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The course begins with a survey of such background topics as genre, unity, sources, purpose, author and influences, as well as a discussion of the Johannine community. Then exegesis is made of select passages in the Book of Signs (chapters 1-12). “Word and Sacrament,” to be taught by Sister Maureen Crossen, R.S.M., will be offered from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The course will present the historical and theological development of Word and Sacrament. It reviews traditional categories such as dominical institution, matter and form, sanctifying and sacramental grace, but emphasizes the contemporary concern for the human and ecclesial dimension. Session II will be held from July 5-29. “Theological Foundations of Spirituality,” taught by
Father Ralph M. Tajak, O.S.B., will examine representative theological foundations from the teachings and tradition of the Roman Catholic faith. It will be held from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. “The Writings of St. Paul” is a survey of the life and times of Paul and a discussion of the circumstances of his literary work. It will be taught by Dr. Mary Ann Getty, Associate Professor in Sacred Scripture at Saint Vincent College, from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tuition charge for the Summer Sessions is $185 per credit hour/$555 per course. The charge for audit is $120 per credit hour/$360 per course. There are no application fees for the summer sessions. Room and Board charges are $175 per week/$700 for each four-week session. Registration for the Summer Session must be made through the Office of the Academic Dean, Saint Vincent Seminary, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690; Phone: 724-539-9761, ext. 2324; Fax: 724-532-5052, or by e-mail at: email@example.com.
Rev. Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., Seminary Commencement Speaker
The Rev. Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., a noted author and Sacred Scripture scholar, will speak at the 153rd annual commencement of Saint Vincent Seminary, to be held Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., Seminary Chancellor, will preside. Father Demetrius, who is also a Seminary faculty member, is the author of two published books, Flowers in the Desert , recently reprinted, and Cherish Christ Above All: The Bible in the Rule of Benedict. His third book, on which he is currently working, is tentatively titled: The Fourth Gospel: A Mystical Portrait of Jesus. He is also co-author of a weekly column on the Sunday Homilies on the Saint Vincent Archabbey website (http:// benedictine.stvincent.edu/archabbey). Born on a farm in northern Cambria County, near Rev. Demetrius R. Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, Father Demetrius, one of Dumm, O.S.B. nine children, is the son of a farmer and grandson of a carpenter. Graduating from Saint Vincent Preparatory School in 1940, he received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Saint Vincent College in 1945, and attended Saint Vincent Seminary from 1943 to 1946. He received a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree in 1950 from the Pontifical Institute of Sant’ Anselmo, Rome, and studied at the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem, from 1950 to 1952, after which he received a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Commission, Vatican City. He entered the Benedictine Monastic Community of Saint Vincent Archabbey in 1942. He made simple profession of vows on July 2, 1943, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1946. He was ordained a priest at Subiaco Abbey, (Continued on Page 3)
Leaven Published By Saint Vincent Seminary 300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650-2690 Publisher Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Rector Very Rev. Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B. Vice Rector Rev. William J. Fay Academic Dean Sr. Cecilia Murphy, R.S.M. Dean of Students Rev. Alan E. Thomas Director of Spiritual Life Rev. Justin M. Matro, O.S.B. Director of Development Edward P. Hager Director of Public Relations Donald A. Orlando Writer/Editor Kimberley A. Metzgar Alumni Director Rev. Gilbert J. Burke, O.S.B. Consulting Editor Theresa O. Schwab Contributors to this Issue: Mary Ann Slater Ben Blazowsky Seminary Board of Regents Very Rev. Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B. Rev. Julio Alvarez-Garcia Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco Rev. Msgr. Lawrence E. Brandt Mr. David L. Brennan Mr. Frank V. Cahouet Rev. Mr. John J. Concannon Ms. Rosemary L. Corsetti Rev. Msgr. George R. Coyne Most Rev. Nicholas C. Dattilo Most Rev. John P. Donoghue Rev. Msgr. Raymond G. East Rev. Paul C. Helwig Mrs. Marsha Kable Sr. M. Gabriel Kane, I.H.M. Rev. Thomas J. Kram Dr. James V. Maher, Jr. Mr. John C. Marous, Jr. Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Dr. Rizal V. Pangilinan Mr. Thomas G. Wagner Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl
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Saint Vincent Seminary
Two Named To Seminary Board of Regents
Frank V. Cahouet, retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mellon Bank Corporation, and James V. Maher, Jr., Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, have been named to the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents. Mr. Cahouet served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mellon Bank Corporation, from 1987 to 1998. Throughout his tenure at Mellon, Mr. Cahouet was responsible for a series of innovative moves that positioned the Corporation for superior growth. Among these strategic moves were the formation of Grant Street National Bank, which improved Mellonâ€™s asset quality in the late 1980s; the key acquisitions of PSFS in 1990 and The Boston Company in 1993; and the historic merger with The Dreyfus Corporation in 1994. Mr. Cahouet currently serves on the board of directors of Mellon Bank Corporation. Before joining Mellon, Mr. Cahouet served as president and chief operating officer of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) from 1986 to 1987, and as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Crocker National Bank from 1984 to 1986. Prior to his position at Crocker, Mr. Cahouet was a vice chairman, chief financial officer and a member of the Office of The Chairman of Security Pacific National Bank. He joined Security Pacific in 1960 and served there for 24 years. Mr. Cahouet, a native of Boston, is a graduate of Harvard University and Wharton Graduate School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Cahouet serves as a trustee of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. He is the founding chairman and a director of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and also a member of the board of trustees for the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Cahouet is chairman of Allegheny University Hospitals - Western Region and Allegheny General Hospital, as well as vice chairman of Pennâ€™s Southwest Association. He serves on the boards of directors of Avery Dennison Corporation, Allegheny Teledyne Inc., Extra Mile Education Foundation, SaintGobain Corporation and USEC, Inc. In addition, he is a director of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Pittsburgh Council of the Boy Scouts of America. James V. Maher, Jr., has served as Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh since 1994. Dr. Maher has also been a Professor of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh since 1980, and has been a faculty
Frank V. Cahouet
James V. Maher, Jr.
member there since 1974. A graduate of Yale University, he received his doctorate in physics in 1969 and a master of science degree in physics in 1965. While at Yale he earned the Danforth Graduate Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellowship. Post-doctoral work as a research associate was completed at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois. He earned his bachelor of science degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame in 1964, where he graduated magna cum laude and was ranked first in his class. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A member of Sigma Xi, he is presently vice president of the University of Pittsburgh Chapter. He has been President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Association for Crystal Growth
since 1988 and has also served four years as its treasurer. Dr. Maher has published 74 papers in refereed journals, has had 98 abstracts submitted to American Physical Society meetings, has made 18 contributions in proceedings and has spoken at 20 topical conferences or physical society meetings. Additionally, Dr. Maher has served as Chairman of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh (1991-1994); a visiting scientist, Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, Groningen, The Netherlands (1976, 1979); visiting scientist in the Physics Division of Argonne National Laboratory (1977); visiting scientist at Niehls Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark (1977); director of the Scaife Nuclear Physics Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh (1979-1980); Senior Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh (1983-present).
(Continued from Page 3) Italy, by the Most Rev. Lorenzo Salvi, O.S.B., on December 7, 1947. At Saint Vincent Seminary he has taught Sacred Scripture since 1952. He served as Rector of the Seminary from 1963 to 1980, Vice Rector from 1955 to 1963. He also taught Biblical Greek from 1952 to 1959, and was Professor of Hebrew from 1959 to 1961. Father Demetrius was Seminary Director of Spiritual Life from 1989 to 1993. He has given a series of lectures in England to the Union of Monastic Superiors, comprising all the abbots and abbesses of the Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries in Great Britain, Ireland and Scotland, and has given a number of retreats in England, Ireland and Taiwan. He has given retreats at most of the Benedictine monasteries in the United States, for Bishops of thirteen states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. He is a major contributor and one of the editors of the Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology. He has also contributed to the New Jerome Bible Commentary. He has written numerous articles for The American Benedictine Review and The New Catholic Encyclopedia.
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Saint Vincent Seminary
Tribute, Memorial Gifts The Saint Vincent Seminary has a Memorial Gift and Tribute Gift Program, which allows donors to honor individuals via a Tribute Gift for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, retirements or holidays, or with a Memorial Gift in memory of a friend or loved one. The Seminary Tribute and Memorial Gift Roster for the period from October 1, 1998, to February 28, 1999, includes the following gifts:
IN HONOR OF:
MR. ALBERT J. BENEDETTI Knights of Columbus, Fort Pitt Assembly 912 JOANNE, JIM, ADAM, AARON AND ANITA BRAHOSKY Mr. and Mrs. James Sackett REV. WILLIAM J. CHEETHAM Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Cirelli REV. DEMETRIUS R. DUMM, O.S.B. Diocese of Savannah, Georgia LIVING AND DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE FIRST CATHOLIC SLOVAK LADIES ASSOCIATION, BRANCH 404 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 404 LIVING AND DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, QUEEN OF ANGELS COUNCIL 4890 Knights of Columbus, Queen of Angels Council 4890 REV. THOMAS J. KRAM, D.D. Mrs. Patrica M. Coghlan Mr. and Mrs. Wilson J. Farmerie MRS. MARY MASCIANTONIO Dr. and Mrs. Philip X. Masciantonio MS. MARGARET MCLAUGHLIN Terrence M. Flaherty, Ph.D JIM AND STELLA SACKETT, AND FAMILY Mr. and Mrs. James Sackett
IN MEMORY OF:
+MICHAEL E. ANSWINE Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel J. Answine +FRANCES ARENA Mr. and Mrs. Paul Butchko +REV. ARMAND-JEAN BALDWIN, O.S.B. Mr. Richard J. Shiben +REV. GERARD A. BRIDGE, O.S.B. Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Ransel +REV. RAPHAEL G. BRIDGE, O.S.B. Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Ransel
+RITA COYNE CORBETT The Honorable and Mrs. Joseph A. Hudock +DARLENE DALEY Mr. and Mrs. James S. Daley +FLORENCE S. & MARGARET C. DIPPOLD Mr. James A. Dippold +CHARLES L. DOMINICK Mrs. Mary Ann Dominick +REV. JOHN A. DOMPKA Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. O'Brien +RT. REV. EGBERT H. DONOVAN, O.S.B. Rev. Harry J. Murphy +MISS EDITH FALBO Mr. William R. Venneri FAMILY AND FRIENDS Sister M. Melanie, O.S.B.M. +JOHN A. AND SUSAN E. FATORA Rev. Joachim R. Fatora, O.S.B. +FERRICK AND HOUSMANN FAMILIES Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Ferrick +MRS. ANN M. FIGNAR Mr. Joseph E. Fignar +FRANK GILLESPIE Ms. Frances G. Sharer +JOSEPH J. GUBANIC Rev. Michael T. Gubanich +DONALD F. HOLDORF, SR. Mrs. Anita Holdorf KING AND AZZER FAMILY Mr. Robert J. King +ARTHER AND ANTHONY KNEIP Mr. John F. Kneip, Jr. +MR. AND MRS. JOHN F. KNEIP, SR. Mr. John F. Kneip, Jr. +UBALDO MACINO Ms. Antonette Macino +JOSEPHINE MAROTTA Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Munsch +REV. JOHN H. MCMAHON Margorie and Regis McMahon +LEONARD MIHALICH The Honorable and Mrs. Gilfert M. Mihalich +DORIS ACKLIN MILLER Mr. John L. Acklin +REV. IAN T. MRAVINTZ, O.S.B. Mr. Gary T. Beuke +REV. GILES L. NEALEN, O.S.B. Ms. Helene S. Herzing PARENTS AND FAMILY Margorie and Regis McMahon +JOHN AND SOPHIE PECOSH Dr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Pecosh POLLACK FAMILY Mr. and Mrs. Bernard A. Pollack
+PAUL AND KATHERINE PURTA Rev. Jerome J. Purta, O.S.B. +JAN AND ANNA RADECKI Ms. Helen Rymarowicz +MARY E. RAPP Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Rapp +REV. MR. DAVID W. RAUTH Mrs. Vivian P. Behlmer Comsys, Inc. Fluor Daniel Telecom, Atlanta Suburban Team Kennestone Hospital Laboratory Mr. and Mrs. Duane P. O'Connor Mr. and Mrs. James J. Portteus Allen and Karen Rauth Jerry and Phyllis Rauth Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Reuchel and Family Debbie Rauth Springstun Mr. and Mrs. William B. Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Walton Mr. and Mrs. Gus Wright ALL RELATIVES IN SLOVENIA Mr. Frank A. Skrjanc +REV. NORBERT A. RUPPRECHT, O.S.B. Ms. Joy Dolores Jensen +EDWARD RYMAROWICZ Ms. Helen Rymarowicz +JUDGE BERNARD F. SCHERER Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Congelio Mr. David W. Cook Mr. Melvin A. Goldberg Mrs. Teresa Petrone Mrs. Norma Scherer +REV. WILLIAM H. SCHROEDER Rev. Msgr. Robert P. Garland +MARIAM SLILATY Mr. Michael Rochard +MR. DALE G. SNEERINGER Mrs. Betty C. Sneeringer +JAMES STREITT Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Munsch +JANET M. TRENKLE Mr. and Mrs. Martin Trenkle TRENTIN AND ANDREW FAMILIES Mr. David J. Trentin +WALTER E. WEINRICH Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Rapp +REV. PAUL F. WEISMANN Terence E. Moore, M.D. +REV. STANLEY ZOLNIERZAK Ms. Delores Gilmore For details on the gift program, contact the Seminary Development Office at 724-532-6740.
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1998 Annual Report of Saint Vincent Seminary
1998 Annual Report
A Message From The Chairman
Creating The Future As this decade draws to a close, the world’s attention is focused on the dawn of the new millennium. And so it should be. For this is a time to look forward — to prepare for the future with hope. It is also a time to celebrate the past—to call to mind the many gifts for which we must be thankful. It has been an eventful year, with the successful reaccreditation of the Seminary’s program by the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Theological Schools. At the same time, the enrollment continues to grow—reaching another high with 95 men preparing for the priesthood and 14 other students pursuing degrees in theology or religious education. Our vision for the Seminary challenges us to serve in new ways, helping us to renew what we already do well and to position the Seminary to meet the needs of the Church in the new millennium. The strategic plan, guided by the knowledge and leadership of the Board of Regents, will carry the mission and the vitality of Saint Vincent Seminary into the next century. We recognize you who have so faithfully supported our mission with your monetary gifts. You have enabled us to continue our mission of preparing the spiritual leaders of the church and society. We are grateful to you who have prayed for us this past year. You have helped to strengthen our commitment to respond to the needs of the Church. To successfully prepare the future leaders of church and society, we must increase our endowment per student to support the growing enrollment, to provide the best faculty and to better the teaching and learning process. On behalf of all of us at Saint Vincent Seminary, I thank you and I invite your continued partnership of prayer and stewardship as we carry forward this crucial work of the Church — preparing priests who are men of prayer and pastoral sensitivity for the new millennium. John C. Marous, Jr. Chairman of the Board of Regents Saint Vincent Seminary
Seminary Board of Regents Very Rev. Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B. Rev. Julio Alvarez-Garcia Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco Rev. Msgr. Lawrence E. Brandt Mr. David L. Brennan Mr. Frank V. Cahouet Rev. Mr. John J. Concannon Ms. Rosemary L. Corsetti Rev. Msgr. George R. Coyne Most Rev. Nicholas C. Dattilo Most Rev. John P. Donoghue
Rev. Msgr. Raymond G. East Rev. Paul C. Helwig Mrs. Marsha Kable Sr. M. Gabriel Kane, I.H.M. Rev. Thomas J. Kram Dr. James V. Maher, Jr. Mr. John C. Marous, Jr. Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Dr. Rizal V. Pangilinan Mr. Thomas G. Wagner Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl
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1998 Annual Report
A Message From The Chancellor
Continuing Traditions With New Technology “My heart is in this work, and I will spare no expense to teach the students first what is necessary, then what is useful, and finally what is beautiful so long as it contributes to their refinement.” When Archabbot Boniface Wimmer founded Saint Vincent, he set those simple goals for the educational institution that today is comprised of a thriving community of 109 seminary students, over 1500 college students, administrators, faculty and staff members and Benedictine monks. As we prepare for the start of the new millennium, our educational and institutional goals are more complex. This past year we dedicated the new $5.1 million Instructional Technology Resource Center, which now serves as a hub of communication technologies for all of our students. The Saint Vincent Archabbey, College and Seminary community is broadening its reach by use of the Internet and the World Wide Web. The Sunday Homily section on the Archabbey page has received over 100,000 hits. This enables us to be witnesses to the hope and promise of the good news of Jesus Christ through new and exciting means. It is a new way of doing the missionary activity that has been a key apostolate of the Benedictine community at Saint Vincent throughout its history. So we will move into the next millennium looking forward to the future and its challenges.We will be challenged to maintain Saint Vincent’s academic programs as some of the best in the nation. We will be challenged to continue the growth of our Seminary. We will be challenged to continue providing a Catholic, Benedictine experience to students of the next century. We will be challenged to succeed. And with God’s help we will. May our gratitude, our good wishes and our prayers be with you now and in the future. 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 provides programs for permanent diaconate candidates and offers its degree programs to qualified men and women seeking a theological education. Saint Vincent Seminary
1998 Annual Report
A Message From The Rector
We are Enriched by our Seminary Community Were I to select a letter to represent Saint Vincent Seminary during the year 1998 it would have to be “E.” “E” would lead us to consider our enrollment, which has now reached a 35-year high. Figures over the past decade indicate a 34 percent increase in enrollment. Contributing to this is an increase in the number of constituent archdioceses, dioceses and abbeys which comprise our student body. The enrollment trend is now an international one — in the Vatican’s 1999 Annual Yearbook it was noted that the number of seminarians increased 2.5 percent from the previous year, and the pastoral workforce by 4 percent. Our own expansion, which parallels this international trend, leads us, to consider how we can support this growth. To do so, we must build our endowment, which is one of the objectives in the recently-revised long range plan of the Seminary. We announced a new endowment, in Biblical Studies, in honor of Father Demetrius R. Dumm,
O.S.B., a faculty member, and author of three books. Father Demetrius was also recognized in a tribute at our annual Alumni Day banquet in October. Finally, we are enriched by our growth, with seminarians from Haiti, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Brazil, El Salvador, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, India, England, Slovakia, and Poland studying here in recent years. These seminarians plus others from each of our sixteen diocesan churches and ten abbeys have broadened the Seminary experience for all of us. We have also been enriched by several guests to our campus and by a number of new staff members. We welcomed Father Walter J. Burghardt, S.J., in May as our commencement speaker and honored him with an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree. Father Burghardt is a senior fellow of the Woodstock Theological Center and he established and directs the center’s Preaching the Just Word program, which assists priests and other ministers of the gospel in being more effective in preaching social justice. In the fall we were honored by the presence of his Eminence, Jozef Cardinal Tomko, who received an honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology Degree. He is the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and the Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Urban University. Kathleen Norris, author of The Cloister Walk and Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, spoke at the annual College and Seminary Founders Day convocation. Mr. John C. Marous, Jr., became the Chairman of our Board of Regents and Bishop Nicholas C. Dattilo of the Diocese of Harrisburg became the vice chairman. We appreciate and are enriched by the work of outgoing chairman Bishop Anthony G. Bosco of the Diocese of Greensburg, who remains on the board. Mr. David L. Brennan, Chairman of Brennan Industrial Group and the Brenlin Group, Inc., and founder of Amer Cunningham Brennan law firm, joined our Seminary Board of Regents. Father Alan E. Thomas of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown joined us as Dean of Students, and Father Ralph M. Tajak, O.S.B., was named to the adjunct faculty. We also mourned the passing of friend and ardent supporter, Judge Bernard F. Scherer, a former faculty member at the Seminary and College. As we near the dawn of the new millennium, we hope to continue to be blessed and enriched by our increasing enrollment, and hope to work toward expansion, so that we may continue to carry out the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the mission of the Church and the vision of Archabbot Boniface Wimmer. May God continue to bless you and be sure of our grateful prayers. Very Reverend Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B. Rector Saint Vincent Seminary
1998 Annual Report
SAINT VINCENT SEMINARY LIFETIME RECOGNITION Benedictine Life ($10,000-plus lifetime)
Alumni Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. T. William Boxx +Mr. John A. Daum +Rev. Benedict W. Erkens +Rev. Edward R. Farina +Rev. Francis H. Gallagher Rev. Arthur L. Garbin Rev. John P. Hickey Rev. Edwin H. Hirt Rev. Thomas J. Kram, D.D. Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Lenz, D.D. +Rev. Frances M. Lynch +Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Maher Dr. and Mrs. John C. Marous, Jr. +Rev. Msgr. Augustine Marzhauser Rev. J. Edward McCullough +Rev. John H. McMahon +Rev. Msgr. Alphonse G. Mihm, LL.D. Rev. Fabian G. Oris
SAINT VINCENT SEMINARY 1998 Honor Roll of Donors The following list includes all Saint Vincent Seminary donors who made a gift or pledge payment for any purpose during 1998. All gifts received after December 31, 1998 will appear in the next annual report. Seminary donors are listed according to their affiliation with Saint Vincent Seminary. The lifetime recognition level appears first and donor affiliations are listed alphabetically. Donor categories include: Benedictine Associates ($25,000 plus) Seminary Fellow ($10,000 - $24,999) Rector’s Cabinet ($5,000 - $9,999) Board Associates ($2,500 - 4,999) Rector’s Council ($1,000 - $2,499) Seminary Patrons ($500 - $999) Seminary Century Members ($100 - $499) Seminary Alliance (gifts up to $99)
+Rev. E. Charles Patterson, L.H.D. Rev. Msgr. Charles O. Rice, L.H.D. +Rev. Julius S. Stefurosky +Rev. Msgr. Aloysius L. Zwolinski
Friends Anonymous (2) Mr. Vinh Bui +Ms. Dolores Daly Mr. Michael F. Demshock Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. DiCesare +Mary C. Dillon Mr. and Mrs. John F. Donahue Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Donnelly Mr. and Mrs. Wilson J. Farmerie Mr. Donald W. Fleming Dr. and Mrs. Harry Gerstbrein Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Grefenstette Mr. and Mrs. John E. Grotzinger We have endeavored to include everyone accurately and apologize if we have made an error. Please telephone the Seminary Development Office at 724-537-4552 if a correction is necessary. We extend our sincere appreciation to all partners in our mission during 1998.
Seminary Alumni Seminary Fellow +Rev. Edward R. Farina
Board Associates Anonymous
Rector’s Council Rev. Msgr. Daniel H. Brennan Rev. Thomas F. Carey Rev. Msgr. Leon S. Darkowski Most Rev. Rene H. Gracida, D.D. Rev. Joseph R. Grosko
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Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Heisel, Jr. +Mrs. Marie D. Kaul +Mrs. Kate M. Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Kosmo +Mr. Norbert L. Kraus Mrs. Mary McCauslin Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Queenan, Jr. Mrs. Mary Louise Redding +Miss Adeline E. Reeping +Frank E. Resnik, Sc.D. Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Reuscher Miss Philomena Rich Mr. David M. Roderick Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Rossin +Ms. Bertha Salter Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Sarni Mrs. Norma Scherer Mr. Joseph S. Schuchert Rev. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Sroka Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Stinson Dr. and Mrs. George E. Sweeney +Mrs. Mary E. Tepe Rev. John R. Haney Rev. Msgr. Donald W. Kraus, Ph.D., S.T.D. Rev. Ronald P. Lengwin Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Lenz, D.D. Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney Dr. and Mrs. John C. Marous, Jr. Rev. Francis J. Murhammer Rev. Francis A. Nazimek Rev. Maurice V. O'Connell Rev. Fabian G. Oris
Seminary Patrons Rev. John J. Cassella Rev. John J. Charnoki Rev. Roy H. Conley Rev. Henry P. Dinicco Rev. John T. Euker Rev. James G. Graham Rev. Paul G. Henne Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Jaworski Rev. Richard P. Karenbauer Rev. Scott E. Katren Rev. Msgr. James P. Kelly Rev. William J. Kiel Rev. Lawrence R. Kiniry Rev. Thomas J. Kram, D.D. Rev. George T. Leech Rev. Edward S. Litavec Rev. Richard E. Mackiewicz Rev. Joseph A. Mastrangelo
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Rev. Michael W. Matusak Rev. J. Edward McCullough Rev. Jeremiah T. O'Shea Rev. John A. Palko Rev. John D. Petrarulo Rev. Robert F. Rishel Rev. Geno G. Rivi Rev. Walter F. Wichmanowski
Seminary Century Members Anonymous Rev. James L. Aaron Very Rev. Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B. Mr. Victor E. Ballash Rev. John M. Bauer Rev. Charles B. Bergman Rev. Harry R. Bielewicz , Jr. Rev. Joseph E. Bonafed Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, D.D. Mr. and Mrs. T. William Boxx Rev. Robert J. Boyle Rev. Robert F. Brannon Rev. Donald P. Breier Rev. Robert R. Byrnes Rev. Msgr. William G. Charnoki Rev. Msgr. Andrew A. Chupela Rev. Brian P. Conrad Rev. George R. Cowan Rev. Richard J. Czapinski Jean Jacques D'Aoust, Ph.D. Mrs. Trinidad Jimenez de Izquierdo Rev. Daniel B. Dixon Rev. Philip J. Donatelli Rev. Mark A. Eckman Rev. Craig R. Eilerman Rev. John P. Ellias Mr. and Mrs. James L. Erny Rev. Philip N. Farrell Rev. William J. Fay Very Rev. William P. Feeney
Rev. Msgr. David L. Fisher Rev. Msgr. Joseph H. Fleming Rev. Msgr. John G. Gallagher Rev. Msgr. Robert P. Garland Rev. James T. Gaston Rev. John W. Gibson Rev. Paul C. Helwig Rev. William J. Homolak Rev. John M. Jordan Rev. Hubert J. Kealy Rev. John J. Keane Rev. Edward J. Keating Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Klinzing Rev. Aaron J. Kriss Rev. Larry J. Kulick, Jr. Very Rev. Hugh J. Lang Rev. Joseph R. Lemp Rev. Edward M. Lohse Rev. Thaddeus S. Maida Rev. Thomas F. Manion Rev. Francis G. Massung Rev. Mark J. Mastrian Rev. Dwayne A. McNew Rev. Edward F. McSweeney Rev. Gerald S. Mikonis Rev. Walter J. Moll, Jr. Rev. George J. Moneck Rev. Peter P. Murphy Rev. David J. Nazimek Rev. George C. Newmeyer Mr. William L. Nist Rev. William P. O'Malley Rev. Chester J. Pabin Rev. Lawrence T. Persico Mr. John M. Petkac Rev. Francis P. Plantes Rev. Daniel F.X. Powell Rev. Jerome J. Purta, O.S.B. Rev. William R. Rathgeb Rev. Msgr. Charles O. Rice Rev. Peter A. Romeo Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Rooney Mr. Ralph E. Roos
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Rev. George E. Saladna Rev. Msgr. John R. Sasway Rev. John J. Scanlon Rev. David E. F. Scharf Rev. William J. Scholz +Rev. William H. Schroeder Rev. Valentine G. Sedlak Mr. Thomas J. Severin Rev. Paul R. Shuda Rev. Paul S. Siebert Rev. Francis A. Siler Rev. Rudolph M. Silvers Rev. Ronald L. Simboli Rev. Roger A. Sinclair Mr. James A. Sites Rev. John P. Sweeney Rev. Zygmunt V. Szarnicki Mr. Arthur Tambucci Rev. Richard J. Thompson Rev. Richard K. Tibbetts Rev. Lee F. Trimbur Rev. Andrew J. Turlik Rev. Thomas L. Tyler Rev. Benjamin R. Walker, O.S.B. Rev. Richard J. Wesoloski Most Rev. William J. Winter, D.D., S.T.D. Rev. Michael L. Yaksick Rev. James G. Young
Seminary Alliance Rev. George J. Adams Rev. James M. Bachner Rev. Dennis A. Bogusz Rev. Aloysius J. Borkowski Rev. John J. Boyle Rev. Gilbert J. Burke, O.S.B. Rev. Robert J. Castelucci Rev. Dean E. Cesa Rev. William J. Cheetham Rev. George F. Chortos Rev. Matthew R. Cirilli Rev. Richard L. Conboy, Ph.D. Rev. John B. Corbett Rev. Edward V. Curry +Rt. Rev. Egbert H. Donovan, O.S.B. Rev. Joachim R. Fatora, O.S.B. Rev. Msgr. Joseph G. Findlan Rev. John D. Fording Rev. Mario A. Fulgenzi, O.S.B. Mr. Arthur R. Geisler Very Rev. Hugh M. Gloninger Mr. and Mrs. John R. Godwin Mr. Joseph A. Gombita, Jr. +Rev. John O. Griffith Rev. Michael T. Gubanich John P. Hogan, Ph.D. Rev. Richard A. Infante Mr. Robert S. Kuhta Mr. Jerome F. Kurland Rev. Francis J. X. Lackner
1998 Annual Report Rev. Msgr. Paul M. Lackner, Ph.D. Rev. Eugene F. Lauer, S.T.D. Mr. and Mrs. Steven A. LoCascio Mr. and Mrs. Robert Luczak Rev. Donald W. McIlvane Rev. William M. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Nayduciak Rev. Guyma Noel Rev. William F. O'Toole Nicholas A. Patricca, Ph.D. Rev. Alfred S. Patterson, O.S.B. Rev. Harry F. Petrie Rev. Peter T. Q. Pham Rev. Canon August A. Rakoczy Rev. John A. Stofcik Rev. Joseph E. Swierczynski Rev. Henry A. Szarnicki, Ph.D. Rev. Carl T. Tancredi Mr. S. Richard Terza, Jr. Rev. F. Raymond Trance Mr. John A. Yonko, Jr. Rev. Theodore P. Zabowski
Seminary Friends Benedictine Associates Anonymous
Seminary Fellow Mr. Michael F. Demshock Mr. and Mrs. Wilson J. Farmerie Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Sarni Mrs. Norma Scherer Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Stinson
Rector’s Council Anonymous Mr. Vinh Bui Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. Cahouet Rev. Mr. Joseph A. Cassidy Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Corbo Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Fagan, III Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Grefenstette Miss Julia Griska Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. McClain, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. A. T. McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Pevarnik Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Pevarnik Mr. John S. Polickoski Dr. and Mrs. George E. Sweeney Ms. Mary Lou M. Trancone Mr. and Mrs. Andrew G. Uram Ms. Rose Marie Volpe
Seminary Patrons Mrs. Annette C. Brownfield Mr. and Mrs. Douglas D. Danforth Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Franzi Mrs. Mary Gornick Mr. John V. Graziano Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Hager Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Hess Mr. John F. Kneip, Jr. Ms. Rose Melenyzer Mrs. Lydia G. Miedel
Seminary Century Members Mr. and Mrs. James F. Acklin Mr. John L. Acklin
Rector’s Cabinet Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Donnelly Mrs. Mary Louise Redding Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Rossin
Board Associates Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Heisel, Jr. +Grace Long Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Queenan, Jr. Miss Philomena Rich
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Mrs. Helen F. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Alton Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel J. Answine Mr. Bruce A. Antkowiak Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence B. Apone Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Barbiaux Mr. Thomas J. Barger Mr. Christopher J. Bates Rev. Michael A. Becker Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Beechum Rev. Charles S. Bober, S.T.D. Mrs. Margaret R. Bock Mr. and Mrs. Paul Butchko Mr. and Mrs. James A. Carasella Mrs. Mary Carey Mr. Greg Cerilli Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Cirelli Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Cleary Mrs. Patrica M. Coghlan Mrs. Patricia A. Compton Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Congelio Rev. Robert P. Connolly Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Conway Ms. Rosemary L. Corsetti Rev. Msgr. George R. Coyne Mr. and Mrs. James S. Daley Mr. James A. Dippold Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Dominick Dr. and Mrs. Herman K. Dupre Rev. Msgr. Raymond G. East Mr. and Mrs. William J. Englert Mrs. Mary Ann Facetti Mr. and Mrs. Mario J. Ferretti Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Ferrick Rev. Msgr. Roger J. Foys Ms. Elizabeth M. Gallagher Rev. Thomas N. Gervasio Ms. Delores Gilmore Mr. and Mrs. Pablo Gonzaga Dr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Grabiak Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Hadley Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hamerski Rev. John J. Harrold
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Ms. Helene S. Herzing Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hilberg The Honorable and Mrs. Joseph A. Hudock Mr. Robert Jerns Sr. M. Gabriel Kane, I.H.M. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Kirsch Rev. Lester Knoll, O.F.M., Cap. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Kosmo Ms. Carol Koss Mr. Alphonse L. Kovacik Ms. Margaret T. Kraly Ms. Doris E. Krumenacker Ms. Grace D. Lamsam Rev. Mr. and Mrs. David C. Lapinski Mr. and Mrs. Dale Latimer Rev. Jeffrey E. Lee Ms. Florence D. Legge Mr. and Mrs. Steven W. Losten Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Maher Dr. and Mrs. Teofilo C. Mascarinas, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Philip X. Masciantonio Mr. and Mrs. Alec Maturi-Allen Mr. and Mrs. Gene E. McDonald Ms. Margaret A. McMahon The Honorable and Mrs. Gilfert M. Mihalich Sr. Barbara Ann Moravec, O.C.D. Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mulhern Mr. and Mrs. Richard Munsch Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Munsch Sr. Cecilia Murphy, R.S.M. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Nied Mr. Charles H. Nixon Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. O'Brien The Honorable William J. Ober Mr. John G. Pabst, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Pecosh Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Pesavento Mr. Christopher H. Purdy Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Ransel Mrs. Ruth Rectenwald Mrs. Elizabeth P. Resnik Mr. and Mrs. John A. Robertshaw Mr. Michael Rochard Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Roos Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roos Mr. and Mrs. Anthony F. Rossi Dr. Joseph J. Rubino Mr. and Mrs. James Sackett Mr. & Mrs. Terry Salisbury Mr. Stanley Senchur Mr. William W. Shearouse, Jr. Mr. Richard J. Shiben Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Singer Dr. and Mrs. Perry C. Smith Rev. Thomas J. Smith Mrs. Betty C. Sneeringer Mr. and Mrs. John Sommer Rev. Msgr. Lawrence T. Speice Mr. James and Dr. Susan Stangl Dr. and Mrs. William J. Switala Mr. and Mrs. Casimir Tamoliunas Mr. Thomas J. Thimons Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, D.D. Mr. Robert E. Vagley Mr. and Mrs. James J. Vargo Mr. Richard R. Victoria The Honorable Dick Vidmer Mr. William F. Vita Mr. & Mrs. William Weiss Mr. and Mrs. James F. Will Mrs. Rose Marie Wolford Dr. and Mrs. George Alan Yeasted Mr. Rudolph A. Zangrille
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Seminary Alliance Mrs. Irene D. Ackerman Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Addabbo Ms. Rose Marie Albini Mr. and Mrs. Rod Altmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Ambrose Mr. A. T. Anastos Mr. and Mrs. Ray Apryasz Dr. and Mrs. Adel W. Armanious Mr. and Mrs. Sam Astorino Ms. Catherine Atkinson Mr. James Auman Mr. Edward C. Bahler Ms. Nancy Barbero Mr. and Mrs. John Barchiesi Rev. Martin F. Barkin Ms. Dolores Baroli Mrs. Elizabeth Battistella and Family Mr. and Mrs. Carl Baumeister Ms. Helen A. Beck Ms. Josephine A. Bell Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Bell II Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bello Ms. Ora Ann Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Alan K. Berk Mr. Gary T. Beuke Ms. Ellen Bogatay Mrs. Anne Bohar Mr. Robert A. Bonacchi Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bononi Ms. Marcia Bosko Mrs. Gertrude M. Brechtel Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bridge Mrs. Mary E. Broad and Son Ms. Veronica Bronson Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buige Mr. Kenneth Burkley Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Busch
1998 Annual Report Mr. Edward F. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Capo Mr. and Mrs. George F. Carter Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Cavanaugh Ms. Antonetta Cerilli Capt. and Mrs. Francis J. Chester Mr. Joseph B. Codori, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Conroy, Jr. Mr. David W. Cook Mr. Matthew J. D'Ciacoma Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dean Ms. Jane DeBacco Mr. John L. Delcoco Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Demangone Mrs. Bernadette J. Demechko Dr. Annamarie Denis Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Deo Mr. David S. DeRose Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Dickerson Mr. Michael P. Dillon Mrs. Helen M. Duggan +Mr. Wilmer P. Eidemiller Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Elich Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Emrick Mr. Timothy A. Fedele Mr. and Mrs. John Felice Ferrari Family Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Fierle Mr. Joseph E. Fignar Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Fisher Rev. Augustine A. Flood, O.S.B. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Forbes Mr. Leonard D. Frost Ms. Marie E. Gallatin Mr. Albert C. Gaudio Mr. and Mrs. David J. Geiser Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Genovese Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Gerhart Ms. Tommilea H. Giegel Mr. and Mrs. John Giunta Mr. Melvin A. Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. John C. Graham Mr. and Mrs. George Grattan Mr. Frank M. Greco Rev. Kevin L. Greenwood Mr. and Mrs. James Grossi Mrs. Elizabeth K. Haberberger Ms. Ellen C. Hallissey Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Halloran Ms. Virginia H. Hamilton Ms. Jean Hammer Mrs. Annette D. Hart Ms. Helena R. Hartshorne Rev. Timothy M. Hayes Mr. Stanley Hebda Miss Carole Higgins Mrs. Greta L. Hlivko Mrs. Anita Holdorf Ms. Doris Howard Mr. Mark E. Howe Mrs. Helen Hudek
Mrs. Margaret Janecko Ms. Joy Dolores Jensen Mr. Chris Jerns Ms. Patricia M. Joyce Mr. Clement A. Jurica Mr. Peter J. Karnoski Ms. Marsha Kashurba Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kaufman Mr. Earl S. Keim, II Mrs. Mary E. Keim Ms. Sara J. Kirk Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Klucak Ms. Caroline Kocian Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kozak Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kozusko Mr. and Mrs. David Krause Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Kruly Ms. Irene H. Kruzynski Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kubus
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Kucenic Mr. Thomas J. Kuss Mr. Martin and Dr. Karen Lang Mrs. Mary E. Lehmann Mr. and Mrs. Edmund S. Lewandowski Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lewandowski Mr. and Mrs. Morrison F. Lewis, Jr. Mr. Edward Lodes Ms. Margaret M. Lyday Mr. Timothy Maata Mr. Patrick H. Mahady Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Manoli, Sr. The Honorable Terry Marolt Mrs. Alva F. Maurer Mr. and Mrs. Edward Maziarz Mrs. Beatrice S. McCormick Mr. Walter J. McGann, Jr. Ms. Anna Marie McFeeley Mr. Walter J. McGann, Jr. Mr. Regis T. McMahon Sister M. Melanie, O.S.B.M.
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Mr. and Mrs. Willis Meyer Mr. James R. Monroe Dr. Terence E. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Roy Morris Mr. and Mrs. Todd Moses Mrs. Michael A. Moyher Mr. and Mrs. Milton V. Munk, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy Sr. Perpetua Murphy, S.C. Mr. Hasson H. Mykich Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nelson Mr. and Mrs. John J. Newmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Novak, Jr. Ms. Gail Nugent Ms. Agnes O'Malley Mr. Paul E. Oberdorfer Miss Pearl Orlowski Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Paletta Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Pappas Mr. Nicholas Parrendo Dr. and Mrs. Gabriel S. Pellathy
Mrs. Teresa Petrone Ms. Marlane Pizzi Mr. and Mrs. Bernard A. Pollack Ms. Anna Rosemary Price Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Pugliese Mrs. Gertrude E. Pulvino Dr. and Mrs. Dennis P. Quinn Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Rapp Mrs. Nancy Ravis Mrs. Clare Richards Mr. Bruno M. Ripoli Mr. Glen Roadman Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rosenzweig Ms. Leah D. Rudolph Rev. James S. Ruggiero Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Rusch Mr. Thomas Ryder Ms. Helen Rymarowicz Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sakal Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sakaluk
1998 Annual Report Dr. Larry Sarginger Mr. and Mrs. C. Frank Schuette Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Seiler Mrs. Mary C. Selis Ms. Margaret Shanahan Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Sheehy Ms. Molly M. Sheehy Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Shoemaker Mr. and Mrs. P. Arthur Shutt Rev. Robert J. Siffrin Ms. Lois J. Simanski Mr. and Mrs. David Sisca Mr. Frank A. Skrjanc Mr. and Mrs. Jaroslav J. Slezak Mrs. Betty J. Slifkey Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Smith Ms. Roberta Smith Mr. Paul Sovich, Jr. Mrs. Agnes A. Spagnol Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Stauffer Mrs. Gloria Stewart Ms. Cindy Stofko Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Stone Mr. William Stubbs Mr. Russell Suleski Mr. and Mrs. George R. Sweeney II Dr. and Mrs. James H. Taubler Ms. Ann Testa Ms. Maria Carmen A. Thiergardt Most Rev. David B. Thompson, D.D. Mr. Michael Thornburg Mr. and Mrs. William J. Tompkins Alexis Tragos and Family Mr. Charles Trainer Mr. and Mrs. Martin Trenkle Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trgovac
Mrs. Mary J. Trout Mr. Paul Trunzo Mr. Thomas Trupkovich Rev. Thomas S. Trupkovich Dr. Michael J. Tupta Rev. Benedetto P. Vaghetto Col. and Mrs. Richard A. Vogel Rev. Msgr. Cletus H. Wagman Mr. Robert M. Watkins, Jr. Dr. A. Roger Wigle Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Wnek Mr. and Mrs. Patrick G. Wood Mr. and Mrs. Gene R. Yanity Mr. Gerald J. Yanity Mr. Thomas Yazvec Mr. Frances Yimin Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Yoney, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. George Zofchak
Businesses And Corporations Burrell Group, Inc. Cabin Hill Appliance Centimark Corporation Chestnut Ridge Primary Care Ltd. FBC Chemical Corp. Heaven Sent Child Development Center Hooker & Broker Rose, Schmidt, Hasley & DiSalle, P.C. Sturdevant & Kistner Ten Fold Vending Westmoreland Federal Savings
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Church Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, SC Diocese of Altoona/Johnstown, PA Diocese of Charleston, SC Diocese of Columbus, OH Diocese of Erie, PA Diocese of Greensburg, PA Diocese of Harrisburg, PA Diocese of Savannah, GA Diocese of Steubenville, OH Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, WV Mount St. Peter Parish, New Kensington, PA NAB Little Creek Chapel Saint Bartholomew Church, Crabtree, PA Saint Bernard Church, Pittsburgh, PA Saint Columbkille Church, Imperial, PA Saint Gregory the Great Church, Virginia Beach, VA Saint John Capistran Church, Pittsburgh, PA Saint John the Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA Saint Thomas More Church, Pittsburgh, PA
Foundations Brooks Foundation Hoehn Scholarship Trust Fund Kate M. Kelley Foundation St. Marys Catholic Foundation Thomas Reynolds Charitable Trust William Randolph Hearst Foundation
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Organizations Judge Daniel Ackermanâ€™s staff Byzantine Nuns of St. Clare Carmel of the Assumption, Latrobe, PA Catholic Daughters of America, Court 1853 Crossroads of Redemptorists Fayette County Court of Common Pleas First Catholic Slovak Ladies Assoc., National Headquarters First Catholic Slovak Ladies Assoc., Branch 13 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Assoc., Branch 44 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Assoc., Junior Branch 112 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Assoc., Branch 404 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Assoc., Okres Greater Latrobe High School English and Business Departments Greater Latrobe High School Social Studies Department Greater Latrobe Senior High School Secretarial Staff Hanover Area Council of Churches Human Life International, Inc. Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council Knights of Columbus, Allegheny Council 285 Knights of Columbus, Fort Pitt Assembly 912
Knights of Columbus, Latrobe Council 940 Knights of Columbus, Belle Vernon, Council 3026 Knights of Columbus, St. Anne Council 4259 Knights of Columbus, Sewickley Council 5367 Raleigh Deacons Resident Forum, Saint Vincent Seminary Saint Gregory the Great Athletic Committee Saint Gregory the Great Women's Club Saint Gregory the Great Thrift Shop Saint Vincent Seminarians Serra Club of Cambria County Serra Club of Greensburg Washington Theological Union Westmoreland County Adult Probation and Parole Office Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts Staff Westmoreland County District Attorney Staff Westmoreland County Domestic Relations Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office Young Men's Volunteer Fire Company of Blairsville
Corporate Matching Gifts Hershey Foods Higher Education Gift Matching Program
Kennametal Foundation Lucent Technologies Mellon Matching Gift Program Metropolitan Life Foundation PPG Industries Foundation Rohm and Haas Company USX Foundation Inc.
Scholarships Rev. Aloysius D. Carasella, O.S.B. Scholarship Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Ambrose Mr. and Mrs. John Barchiesi Mrs. Anne Bohar Mr. and Mrs. Paul Butchko Mr. and Mrs. James A. Carasella Dr. and Mrs. Philip X. Masciantonio Saint Bartholomew Church Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Wnek
Bishop William G. Connare Scholarship Catholic Daughters of America, Court 1853 Rev. Msgr. William G. Charnoki Rev. John T. Euker Rev. James T. Gaston Mr. John V. Graziano Knights of Columbus, Allegheny Council 285 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Munsch Rev. Joseph P. Newell Mr. and Mrs. John J. Newmeyer
Jane and Michael Demshock Scholarship Mrs. Patricia A. Compton Mr. Michael F. Demshock
Archbishop Thomas A. Donnellen Scholarship Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA
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1998 Annual Report Saint Gregory the Great Scholarship Saint Gregory the Great Church, Virginia Beach, VA
Honorable Bernard F. Scherer Scholarship
Rev. Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B. Endowment in Biblical Studies Rev. George R. Cowam Jean Jacques D’Aoust, Ph. D. Mrs. Trinidad Jimenez de Izquierdo Diocese of Savannah Mr. and Mrs. William J. Kirsch Mr. Jerome F. Kurland Mr. William L. Nist Rev. Carl T. Tancredi
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship William Randolph Hearst Foundation
James A. and Mary Louise Redding Scholarship Mrs. Mary Louise Redding
Benedict and Edna Reuscher Scholarship St. Marys Catholic Foundation
Monsignor Charles Owen Rice Scholarship Rev. Msgr. Charles O. Rice
Theresa C. Kosmo and Pearl Szczygiel Scholarship Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Kosmo
The Rachel Pevarnik Scholarship Mrs. Mary E. Broad and Son Sr. Cecilia Murphy, R.S.M. Sr. Perpetua Murphy, S.C. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Pevarnik Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Pevarnik
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Anonymous Judge Daniel Ackerman’s staff Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Adams Ms. Rose Marie Albini Mr. and Mrs. Rod Altmeyer Mr. Bruce A. Antkowiak Mr. and Mrs. Ray Apryasz Dr. and Mrs. Adel W. Armanious Mr. and Mrs. Sam Astorino Ms. Nancy Barbero Ms. Dolores Baroli Mr. Christopher J. Bates Mrs. Elizabeth Battistella and Family Mr. and Mrs. Carl Baumeister Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Bell II Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bello Ms. Ora Ann Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Alan K. Berk Ms. Ellen Bogatay Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bononi Ms. Marcia Bosko Ms. Veronica Bronson Mr. Kenneth Burkley Burrell Group, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Busch Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Capo Mr. and Mrs. George F. Carter Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Cavanaugh Ms. Antonetta Cerilli Mr. Greg Cerilli Capt. and Mrs. Francis J. Chester Chestnut Ridge Primary Care Ltd. Mrs. Patrica M. Coghlan Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Congelio Mr. and Mrs. John P. Conroy, Jr. Mr. David W. Cook Mr. Matthew J. D'Ciacoma Ms. Jane Debacco Mr. John L. Delcoco Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Demangone Dr. Annamarie Denis Mr. David S. DeRose Diocese of Greensburg Dr. and Mrs. Herman K. Dupre +Mr. Wilmer P. Eidemiller Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Emrick Fayette County Court of Common Pleas
1998 Annual Report Mr. Timothy A. Fedele Mr. and Mrs. John Felice Ferrari Family Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Fierle Rev. Augustine A. Flood, O.S.B. Ms. Marie E. Gallatin Mr. Albert C. Gaudio Mr. and Mrs. David J. Geiser and Family Ms. Tommilea H. Giegel Mr. and Mrs. John Giunta Mr. Melvin A. Goldberg Dr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Grabiak and Family Mr. and Mrs. John C. Graham Mr. and Mrs. George Grattan Greater Latrobe High School English & Business Departments Greater Latrobe High School Social Studies Dept. Greater Latrobe Senior High School Secretarial Staff Ms. Virginia H. Hamilton Hooker & Broker The Honorable and Mrs. Joseph A. Hudock Ms. Marsha Kashurba Mr. Earl S. Keim II Mrs. Mary E. Keim Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Klucak and Family Ms. Caroline Kocian Mr. Alphonse L. Kovacik Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kozusko Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kubus Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Kucenic and Family Mr. Martin and Dr. Karen Lang Mr. and Mrs. Morrison F. Lewis, Jr. Mr. Timothy Maata Mr. Patrick H. Mahady Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Manoli, Sr. The Honorable Terry Marolt Mrs. Beatrice S. McCormick Dr. and Mrs. Gene E. McDonald Mr. Walter J. McGann, Jr. Ms. Rose Melenyzer The Honorable and Mrs. Gilfert M. Mihalich Mr. and Mrs. Todd Moses Mr. and Mrs. Milton V. Munk, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy Ms. Gail Nugent The Honorable William J. Ober Miss Pearl Orlowski Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Paletta Dr. and Mrs. Gabriel S. Pellathy Mrs. Teresa Petrone Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Pugliese Dr. and Mrs. Dennis P. Quinn Mr. Glen Roadman Mr. and Mrs. John A. Robertshaw Rose, Schmidt, Hasley & DiSalle, P.C. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rosenzweig Mr. Thomas Ryder Saint Vincent Seminarians Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sakal
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sakaluk Mrs. Norma Scherer Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Sheehy Ms. Molly M. Sheehy Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Shoemaker Mr. and Mrs. David Sisca Mr. and Mrs. Jaroslav J. Slezak Mrs. Betty J. Slifkey and Family Mr. Paul Sovich, Jr. Mrs. Gloria Stewart Ms. Cindy Stofko Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Stone Mr. William Stubbs Sturdevant & Kistner Mr. and Mrs. George R. Sweeney II Dr. and Mrs. James H. Taubler Ms. Ann Testa Alexis Tragos and Family Mr. Robert E. Vagley Mr. Richard R. Victoria The Honorable Dick Vidmer Westmoreland County Adult Probation and Parole Office Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts Staff Westmoreland County District Attorney Staff Westmoreland County Domestic Relations Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office Westmoreland Federal Savings Dr. A. Roger Wigle Mr. Gerald J. Yanity Mr. Thomas Yazvec Dr. and Mrs. George Alan Yeasted Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Yoney, Sr. Young Men's Volunteer Fire Company of Blairsville
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Rev. Paulinus J. Selle, O.S.B. Fund Rev. Robert R. Byrnes Carmel of the Assumption Rev. Michael T. Gubanich Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Halloran Heaven Sent Child Development Center Rev. William J. Kiel Mr. Christopher H. Purdy Rev. Roger A. Sinclair Ten Fold Vending Mr. S. Richard Terza, Jr.
The Sväte Písmo i katolícka viera Education Fund First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, National Headquarters Mr. Clement A. Jurica Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Kruly
Grace and Anthony Trancone Scholarship Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Corbo Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Deo Rev. Maurice V. O'Connell Ms. Mary Lou M. Trancone
1998 Annual Report
PLANNED GIVING ASSOCIATES The Planned Giving Associates 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. +Carolyn Attneave, Ph.D. Rev. Francis P. Balestino +Rev. Msgr. Andrew J. Balok James D. Bendel, L.H.D. Rev. Daniel L. Blout Rev. Robert R. Byrnes Rev. Msgr. John T. Carter Rev. John J. Cassella +Rev. Thomas J. Cassidy Rev. Msgr. William G. Charnoki Rev. John R. Cindric Rev. James W. Clark Rev. Roy H. Conley +Most Rev. William G. Connare, D.D. Rev. Msgr. John L. Conway Rev. John B. Corbett Rev. Bernard B. Costello Rev. Edward V. Curry Mrs. Mary Lou Curry Rev. Edward M. Czemerda +Mr. John A. Daum Mr. Robert E. Davis +Rev. Ettore J. DeNapoli Rev. Henry P. Dinicco +Rev. John A. Dompka Rev. Philip J. Donatelli Rev. John P. Ellias +Rev. Benedict W. Erkens +Rev. Edward R. Farina Rev. Regis M. Farmer Rev. Robert E. Feeney +Rev. Charles M. Fink Rev. Donald C. Fisher
+Rev. John T. Flaherty Mr. Richard H. Foster +Rev. Francis H. Gallagher Mr. Philip M. Gallagher Rev. Msgr. Robert P. Garland Rev. Carl J. Gentile +Rev. Cornelius E. Gildea Rev. Michael T. Gubanich Mr. John E. Haag Mr. Edward P. Hager Rev. John R. Haney +Rev. Msgr. Henry F. Hanse Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Heisel, Jr. Rev. Robert W. Herrmann Miss Carole Higgins Rev. Edward F. Higgins Rev. Mark A. Hoffman +Rev. Thomas W. Jackson Rev. Patrick J. Jones Rev. Richard P. Karenbauer Rev. Hubert J. Kealy Rev. Msgr. Joseph R. Kiniry Rev. Lawrence R. Kiniry Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Klinzing Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Kosmo Rev. Thomas J. Kram, D.D. Mr. Jerome F. Kurland Rev. George T. Leech Rev. Joseph R. Lemp Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Lenz, D.D. +Rev. Francis M. Lynch +Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Maher +Rev. Joseph G. Malinak Rev. Thomas F. Manion Dr. and Mrs. John C. Marous, Jr. +Rev. Msgr. Augustine Marzhauser Rev. Mark J. Mastrian Rev. James P. McCormick Rev. J. Edward McCullough +Rev. John H. McMahon Rev. Lawrence J. McNeil Rev. Edward F. McSweeney
Sr. Barbara Ann Moravec, O.C.D. Rev. Francis J. Murhammer Rev. Maurice V. O'Connell Rev. Jeremiah T. O'Shea Mr. William J. Peters Rev. John D. Petrarulo Rev. Francis P. Plantes Rev. Phillip P. Pribonic Dr. and Mrs. John D. Proe Rev. Mark E. Purnell Mrs. Mary Louise Redding Rev. John H. Reilly Rev. Msgr. Charles O. Rice, L.H.D. Miss Philomena T. Rich Rev. Geno G. Rivi Rev. Thomas M. Rodgers Rev. George E. Saladna Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Saly Rev. Msgr. John R. Sasway Rev. Richard P. Scherer Rev. Valentine G. Sedlak Rev. Stephen A. Sheetz Rev. Michael P. Sikon Rev. Rudolph M. Silvers Rev. Charles D. Skinner Rev. Thomas E. Smith Ms. Donna L. Stankovich +Rev. Julius Stefurosky Rev. Walter Lee Szymanski Rev. Carl T. Tancredi Rev. Richard G. Terdine Rev. Gerard A. Trancone Rev. Nicholas P. Trunzo Rev. Andrew J. Turlik Rev. Thomas L. Tyler Rev. Michael J. Vecchio Rev. Thomas A. Wagner +Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Weidmann Rev. James G. Young Rev. Theodore P. Zabowski +Rev. Msgr. Aloysius L. Zwolinski
Named Endowment and Scholarship Funds The Altoona-Johnstown Seminarian Scholarship Fund
Provides assistance for priesthood students from the AltoonaJohnstown Diocese. If there are no Altoona-Johnstown seminarians, the Seminary will award the scholarship to other deserving students.
The Benedict Endowment Fund
Provides financial assistance for lay persons pursuing graduate studies.
Provides assistance for Benedictine students from Saint Vincent Archabbey.
The Matthew A. Benko, O.S.B., Seminary Scholarship Fund Provides assistance for priesthood students.
Rev. Aloysius D. Carasella, O.S.B. Scholarship Fund Provides assistance for priesthood students.
Bishop William G. Connare Scholarship Fund Provides assistance for priesthood students.
Jane and Michael Demshock Memorial Fund Provides assistance for priesthood students.
Diocese of Pittsburgh Scholarship Fund
Provides assistance for priesthood students from the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Archbishop Thomas A. Donnellan Scholarship Provides assistance for seminarians from the Archdiocese of Atlanta. If there are no Atlanta seminarians, then the funds may be awarded to any seminarian with financial need.
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1998 Annual Report Steckert Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides assistance for priesthood students and is based on need.
The Sväte Písmo i Katolícka Viera Education Fund
Provides assistance for student scholarships, faculty development as well as the Sacred Sciences collection at the library.
John V. Toner Fund
Provides assistance to a priesthood student from Holy Family Parish in Latrobe, Pa. If there are no applicants from Holy Family Parish, the award may be given to another seminary student.
Grace and Anthony Trancone Scholarship
Provides assistance for priesthood students from the Archdiocese of Washington. If there are no Washington seminarians, then seminarians from the Archdiocese of Atlanta are given preference. If there are no Atlanta students, then the funds may be given to any priesthood student.
Monsignor Francis Wagner Fund Rev. Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B. Endowment in Biblical Studies Provides assistance for priesthood students through scholarships, faculty enrichment in Biblical studies, as well as the Sacred Scripture collection at the library.
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship
Provides assistance for students pursuing a degree program who will reside in the United States after completing their studies.
Gilbert J. and Dorothy Hoehn Scholarship
Provides assistance for priesthood students.
Wall Memorial Fund
Provides assistance for priesthood students from the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Preference must be given to applicants from the former St. Canice Parish, Pittsburgh, Pa. (now part of St. John Vianney Parish) and St. Peter Parish, McKeesport, Pa. (now part of St. Martin de Porres Parish), or St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth, Pa. If no students apply from the above parishes, the award may be given to a worthy candidate studying for the priesthood.
Is awarded to a student beginning First Theology. The scholarship, based on need, is awarded for a four-year period.
Marie Kaul Scholarship
Provides assistance for priesthood students.
The B. P. Kenna Scholarship
Provides assistance for priesthood students. Students from St. John Parish in Uniontown have priority in its distribution.
Theresa C. Kosmo and P. Szczygiel Scholarship Provides assistance for any priesthood student.
Rev. Francis M. Lynch Trust Fund
Scholarships are available to all priesthood students, based on need.
Rachel Pevarnik Scholarship
Provides assistance to any student studying for the priesthood.
James A. and Mary Louise Redding Scholarship Provides assistance to students studying for the priesthood.
Benedict and Edna Reuscher Scholarship
Provides assistance for priesthood students, with fifty percent of the funds allocated to Benedictine seminary students and fifty percent to diocesan seminary students.
Monsignor Charles Owen Rice Endowment
Funds may be awarded as scholarship money to priesthood candidates.
The Honorable Bernard F. Scherer Fund
Provides assistance to students studying for the priesthood.
Rev. Paulinus J. Selle, O.S.B. Endowment Funds may be awarded to priesthood candidates.
St. Mary (Erie, Pa.) Scholarship
Provides assistance for monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey studying for the priesthood. If a member of Saint Mary’s Parish enters the Monastery, this fund will be applied to his education. Saint Gregory Seminary Scholarship Fund (Virginia Beach, Va.) Provides assistance for students from Saint Vincent Archabbey or the Diocese of Richmond, Va.
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1998 Annual Report
Saint Vincent Seminary Statement of Activities Year Ended June 30, 1998 Revenues, Gains, and Other Support: Tuition and Fees Contributions Investment income Net realized gains on long-term investment Net unrealized appreciation Auxiliary enterprises (including room and board) Total revenues, gains and other support
$ 781,167 594,176 81,277 409,328 69,560 343,664 $2,279,172
Expenditures: Instruction Library Academic support Student services Admissions and Institutional Support Operation and maintenance of plant Auxiliary enterprises Total expenditures
$ 358,538 40,000 76,325 112,094 333,891 140,367 275,843 $1,337,058
Change in net assets
Net assets, beginning of year Net assets, end of year
The information presented in this report has been derived from the consolidated financial statements audited by an independent accounting firm and published separately. Copies of audited financials are available upon request.
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Leaven If anybody had told William “Bill” Paul Clark III when he was a student at Manheim Township High School 13 years ago he would become a Catholic priest one day, he would have told them they were crazy,” wrote Joan Kern, a staff writer in the Lancaster New Era. She continued, “not only wasn’t he considering a religious vocation at the time, he wasn’t even a Catholic.” Now, the former molecular biologist is studying for a master of divinity degree at Saint Vincent Seminary. He will be ordained a priest in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the year 2002. Kern wrote that Clark, after graduating in 1985 and 1990 with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biochemistry from the University of Maryland, worked for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, for 10 years, eight of them with the National Cancer Institute, studying cell metabolism. Although successful, “I was feeling unfulfilled in a lot of things,” he told Kern. He began attending St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington D.C. with a friend and converted to Catholicism in 1992. He was drawn to Catholicism by the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Charlotte Bishop William J. Curlin, who was an auxiliary bishop in Washington D.C. at the time Clark was there, one day asked Clark why he wasn’t in the seminary. He finally heeded the call he had been hearing, and although Clark is now poor, he says his life is much richer. “It was hard to give up the materialistic world, but there’s a new freedom,” Clark told writer Kern. “It’s great learning about faith and God. . . . We’re children of God. We’re not what other people think we are. We think we’ll get fulfillment from career, job, power . . . but we’re defined by what we do. We’re defined by who we are.” ***** Father Kurt J. Belsole, O.S.B., a faculty member at Saint Vincent Seminary, has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Faculty of Theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant Anselmo, Rome, where he teaches in the spring semester. ***** The 1998 Forum on Ecumenical Relations, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Conference on Interchurch Cooperation was held in Harrisburg in September. Msgr. John Radano of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity talked on “Ecumenical Progress on the Eve of the Millennium: A Catholic Perspective.” Other forum panelists included Rev. James F. Podlesney, O.S.B., a faculty member at Saint Vincent Seminary; Dr. David
Saint Vincent Seminary Eller; Very Rev. George Daskalakis; Rev. Paull E. Spring; and Rev. Canon Calvin Van Kirk Hoytt. *****
“People want to live in accord with the teachings of the church, not in a law-centered way, but really and truly they want to do the right thing in their hearts,” Dr. Susan Stangl, an adjunct faculty member at Saint Vincent Seminary, told Pittsburgh Catholic Senior Staff Writer Patricia Bartos in an article on spirituality published in the fall. She is also on the staff of St. Paul Retreat Center in Pittsburgh’s South Side, which draws over 3,000 people a year to its weekend retreats. Father Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Seminary Rector, concurred, noting that “on all fronts, I get a sense of a growing desire, a really increasingly deep desire for God. People are really searching. . . . I . . . see those who are stepping out of lives that, while not bad, were not particularly focused on God. They’re beginning a process of conversion. They’ve seen a lot of sin and discouragement. Some have been very successful. But they see this isn’t getting them where they want to go.” He talked about bringing spirituality to the fore of the church in order to make people aware of the change they undergo after taking prayer seriously. ***** More than 400 people honored Monsignor Charles Owen Rice, C’30, S ‘34, D’80 last fall at his 90th birthday celebration, held at Duquesne University. Monsignor Rice is known as the ‘labor priest’ for his dedication to social justice for the common man. All he ever wanted to do, Monsignor Rice told those attending, was “be faithful to the church and the cause.” A book, Fighter with a Heart, is a collection of his reflections. ***** Another Seminary graduate recently recognized was Father Glenn T. Conner, who was inducted into the Hall of Valor at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh. He was honored for valor as a First Lieutenant in World War II, where he flew 25 missions before his capture, and as a prisoner of war. ***** The following deaths were reported: Rev. Francis B. Filip, S’36, on February 12, 1999. Rev. Leo J. Beck, S’37, on December 21, 1998.
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Rev. John O. Griffith, C’35, S’39, on January 30, 1999. Rev. Boleslaus J. Pietrzynski, S’42, on November 2, 1998. Rev. Raymond A. Cercone, C’46, S’48, on December 3, 1998. Rev. Matthew C. Dougherty, S’60, on January 1, 1999. Rev. John R. Huber, S’68, on December 15, 1998. ***** Condolences are offered to: Rev. Blane L. Resko, O.S.B., P’48, C’53, S’57 on the death of his sister, Mary Bartell on November 16, 1998. Rev. Daniel B. Dixon, C’52, S 56, on the death of his sister, Sister Sarah Dixon, C.S.J., on October 13, 1998. William J. Peters, P’49, C’53, S’57, on the death of his mother Grace Peters on September 19, 1998. Rev. Ralph J. Fraats, S’60, on the death of his mother Beatrice Fraats on October 29, 1998. Rev. Ronald J. Naylor, C 56, S 60, on the death of his mother Alice B. Naylor on January 27, 1999. Rev. Robert G. Duch, C’61, S’64, on the death of his father John C. Duch on November 23, 1998. Rev. Rudolph F. Smoley, S’69, on the death of his father Rudolph F. Smoley on December 6, 1998. Rev. Damian J. Warnock, O.S.B., C’75, S’79, on the death of his brother Paul R. Warnock, Sr., on January 28, 1999. Rev. Vincent F. Kolo, S’95, on the death of his father Joseph W. Kolo, Sr., on February 17, 1999. ***** In news of alumni: Rev. Msgr. Leon S. Darkowski, S’43, was the recipient of the Serra Club of Pittsburgh’s Good Shepherd Award during the Club’s 15th annual banquet last summer. Rev. H. Jules Roos, C’52, S’56, a Pittsburgh diocesan priest serving in the Chimbote, Peru Mission for 35 years, was named a monsignor October 29, 1998. Rev. Athanasius C. Cherry, O.S.B., C’64, S’68, was appointed subprior of Saint Vincent Archabbey. As one of the major superiors, he is responsible for assisting the Archabbot and Prior in daily monastery operations, and will serve as director of Archabbey guests and guest facilities. Rev. Thomas L. Tyler, S’79, was appointed pastor of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Parish, North East, Pennsylvania. Rev. Francis J. Murhammer, S’88,
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Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, Bishop of Greensburg, receives the offertory gifts during the Ministry of Acolyte installation held November 9, 1998, at the Archabbey Basilica. Twenty-three seminarians were installed. was installed as pastor of North American Martyrs Parish in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, on August 23, 1998. Rev. Kenneth A. Sparks, S’93, is now parochial vicar at St. Patrick Church in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Rev. William F. O’Toole, S’95, and Rev. Ian J. Williams, S’95, have been named associate directors of vocations for the diocese of Gary, Indiana. ***** Seminarian Douglas E. Dorula of the Diocese of Greensburg, once again received a Kinghts of Columbus Scholarship of $2,500 for the current school year. The second theology student is a Fourth Degree Knight and chartered with the Knights of Columbus Great Meadows Council 9584 in Farmington. He has been a charter member since the council began in 1987. *****
Twenty-three seminarians were installed recently in the Ministry of Acolyte by the Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, Bishop of Greensburg. The installation was held at the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica on Monday, November 9. The seminarians included: Br. William D. Benthall, O.S.B. of Saint Vincent Archabbey; William G. Berkey of the Diocese of Greensburg; Thomas J. Burke of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Jonas D. Christal of the Archdiocese of Campinas, Brazil; Donald W. Cramer II of the Diocese of Harrisburg;
Stuart W. Crevcoure of the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Terence Crone of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia; Douglas E. Dorula of the Diocese of Greensburg; Tien Hung Duong of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina; Anthony Gargotta of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Robert M. Miller of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio; Wayne E. Morris of the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio; Terrence P. O’Connor of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Roberto A. Orellana of the Archdiocese of Atlanta; David A. Perry Jr. of the Diocese of Erie; James A. Reardon of the Diocese of Erie; Christopher A. Roux of the Diocese of Charlotte; Br. Anthony G. Sargent, O.S.B., from Saint Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, New Jersey; Michael J. Stumpf of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Robert J. Vular of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Gregory B. Wilson of the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina; Br. Lee R. Yoakam, O.S.B. of Saint Vincent Archabbey; Clinton P. Zadroga of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. ***** Thirteen seminarians received the rite of candidacy November 23, 1998, in preparation for ordination to the diaconate at a Mass presided at by the Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of Erie. They were: David T. Brzoska, from the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina; John T. Conway, of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia; Donald W. Cramer II of the Diocese of Harrisburg; Thomas F. Hamm, Jr. of the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio; Michael Heninger, of the Archdiocese of Atlanta; Eric J. Hill, of the Archdiocese of Atlanta; Benedict E. Kapa of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia; Robert M. Miller, of the Diocese
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Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of Erie, installed thirteen seminarians in the Rite of Candidacy on November 23, 1998. The candidates are preparing for ordination to the Diaconate.
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Leaven of Youngstown, Ohio; Luis Osorio, of the Diocese of Charlotte; Br. Brendan Rolling, O.S.B., of Saint Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison, Kansas; Br. Anthony G. Sargent, O.S.B., of St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, New Jersey; Jeffrey E. Tigyer, of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio; Joseph M. Tran, of the Diocese of Charlotte. ***** Rev. Chrysostom V. Schlimm, O.S.B., director of libraries, was the guest speaker at the alumni Triangle Luncheon at Tambellini’s Restaurant, Pittsburgh, on February 9. He spoke on the work which has been carried out in the library over the past year.
Alumni Observe Anniversaries
Congratulations to the following alumni who are observing 70-60-50-25 year anniversaries to the priesthood or of profession of monastic vows this year. PROFESSION: 70 YEARS Rev. Bertin L. Emling, O.S.B., C’31, S’35 ORDINATION: 60 YEARS Rev. Aloysius J. Borkowski, S’39 Rev. Roy G. Getty, S’39 Rev. Edwin H.. Hirt, C’35, S’39 Rev. Francis A. Majda, S’39 Rev. Thomas M. Nee, S’39 Rev. Paulinus J. Selle, O.S.B., P’31, C’36, S36, D’92 PROFESSION: 60 YEARS Rev. Damian A. Abbaticchio, O.S.B., P’36, C’41, S’45 ORDINATION: 50 YEARS Rev. Msgr. John T. Carter, C’46, S’49 Rev. Gerard D. Kelly, C’46, S’49 Rev. Omer U. Kline, O.S.B., P’41, C’46, S’49 Rev. Thomas J. Kram, D.D., C’46, S’49, D’93 Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Lenz, D.D., C’46, S’49, D’95 Rev. Richard P. Scherer, P’42, C’47, S’49 ORDINATION: 25 YEARS Rev. John R. Cindric, P66, C’70, S’74 Rev. David F. Dzermejko, C’70, S’74 Rev. John T. Euker, C’70, S’74 Rev. Paul C. Helwig, S’74 Rev. Frank X. Hudson, S’74 Rev. Joseph D. Karabin, C69, S74 Rev. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., P’65, C’70, S’73 Rev. Edward L. Kryston, S’74 Rev. Gregory J. Malinsky, S’74 Rev. Gerald S. Mikonis, S’74 Rev. Thaddeus E. Rettger, O.S.B., P’65, C’70, S’74 Rev. Daniel A. Valentine, S’74 PROFESSION: 25 YEARS Rev. Ronald P. Gatman, O.S.B., S’78 Rev. Chad R. Ficorilli, O.S.B., C’73, S’78
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Seminary Graduate Signing the Word parishioners at St. Bernard or at his next assignment, the Church of the Assumption in Ernest. “It is like a language,” Traynor said. If you don’t use it, you find that you can’t use it well. It was during one of his first Sundays with The Church of the Resurrection that he crossed paths with the Sarnovskys again. That first meeting was awkward for him because he realized he had forgotten a lot of what he had once known. “I thought, ‘Oh gee whiz. I can’t even sign hello.’” So he made himself and the Sarnovskys a promise: “I would try to use sign in the Mass the next time I was in church.” Three priests serve the five different congregations that comprise the Church of the Resurrection, so Traynor does not celebrate Mass with the Clymer congregation every Sunday. Over the past four years, Traynor has worked to live up to his promise. Each Sunday he has been in Clymer he has tried to add more signing to his sermon. Some words and ideas are easy for him to incorporate because there are reference books, such as the “Joy of Signing,” he can use to learn how to express his ideas. But other times he has encountered problems. “There was difficulty in finding the sign for the word that I wanted to use.” For instance, once he wanted to use the story of the Velveteen Rabbit in one of his sermons but he didn’t know how to because he couldn’t find any way to describe velveteen in sign language. There were other stumbling blocks. He tried hard not to confuse the sign for the letter “W” — the three middle fingers of the right
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Father Joseph Traynor, S’85, signs a story about his dream during a sermon at The Church of the Resurrection in Clymer, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. hand held straight up — and the sign for the number three — the thumb plus the pointer and middle fingers. “My homily almost changes because the concept of hearing and signing are different,” he said. “I look forward to doing it now because it is so much easier.” He tries to be sure that all the concepts in his sermons can be expressed by signs that he knows. He does not preach from a written text, although he works out his themes beforehand. During Sunday sermons, Traynor encouraged his congregation to prepare for the future by praying — hands folded together — and trying to see — two fingers pointed to the eyes
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— God in everyone around them. The signed message is getting through not only to the Sarnovskys but others in the Clymer congregation. Dave Malicky, of Clymer, was in church with his wife, Debbie, and his 6-year-old daughter Danielle. His child enjoys watching Traynor sign his sermon, Dave Malicky said. “She has learned, ‘I love you’ and ‘yes’ and ‘no,’” he said. Andrew Sarnovsky, also of Dixonville, said his brother and sister-in-law really appreciate Traynor’s efforts. “This is the first time Joseph has ever had [a signed sermon] in his own parish,” Andrew said.
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