Saint Vincent Seminary 300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650 Phone: 724-805-2592 Fax: 724-532-5052 www.saintvincentseminary.edu Publisher, Chancellor Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Rector Very Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B. Vice Rector Director of Human Formation Rev. John-Mary Tompkins, O.S.B. Academic Dean Rev. Patrick Cronauer, O.S.B. Dean of Students Rev. Emmanuel Afunugo Director of Spiritual Formation Rev. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B. Director of Liturgical Formation Rev. Cyprian Constantine, O.S.B. Director of Pastoral Formation Rev. Nathan Munsch, O.S.B. Director of Pre-Theologian Formation Deacon Lawrence Sutton, Ph.D. Director of Seminary Development Shannon Jordan Director of Seminary Public Relations Kimberley A. Metzgar Public Relations Associate Seth Harbaugh Director for Alumni Affairs Rev. Meinrad J. Lawson, O.S.B. Consultant for Alumni Affairs Rev. Chrysostom V. Schlimm, O.S.B. Contributors to this issue: Grace Alverson, Tyrique Anderson, Jordan Hainsey, Seth Harbaugh, Barbara McAllister, Chris Pujol, Brother Placid Sellers, O.S.B. On the cover: Crucifix, Saint Gregory Chapel, Saint Vincent Seminary. Kim Metzgar photo.
Taking part in the recent reaccreditation visitation from the Association for Theological Schools (ATS) were, from left, Dr. Kathleen Borres, director of Seminary assessment; Monsignor Michael Heintz, coordinator of assessment, Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary; Jennifer Bartholomew, director of library and academic support services, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology; Very Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B., rector; Dr. Tom Tanner, director, accreditation and institutional evaluation, Association of Theological Schools; Monsignor Charles Kosanke, Saint Anne Parish, Detroit; and Father Patrick Cronauer, O.S.B., academic dean.
The Assessment and Reaccreditation: A Process Worth Reflecting Upon ciation of Theological Schools meets in June 2018 and formally approves the report of the visitors. Still, we can say much about the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of self-assessment and accreditation and about the processes and projects associated with re-accreditation. This is the point of this article, to share with you our reflections on the many activities involved in assessment and the re-accreditation process. Given the very nature of our work as theologians, the reflections are of a theological nature. We are trained theologians who seek to reflect deeply on the meaning of the theological vocation and the “making of theologians.” We trust we do so in the spirit of integrity, transparency, and hope for
By Kathleen Borres, Ph.D. Coordinator of Seminary Assessment IN THE SPIRIT OF INTEGRITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND HOPE
The week of February 12, 2018 was an especially busy one at Saint Vincent Seminary as Seminary and College faculty, administrators, and staff members, members of Saint Vincent Seminary’s Board of Regents, pastoral supervisors and Saint Vincent Seminary students and alumni participated in the Seminary’s comprehensive re-accreditation visit involving a team of professionals representing The Association of Theological Schools. We cannot speak publicly about any formal findings until the Board of Commissioners of The Asso-
the future of the theological academy, which is always a work in progress by the very nature of the theological vocation this side of eternity. With this as a basic introduction, we revisit the whole of the Seminary’s assessment and re-accreditation enterprise, noting at the start the multiple instruments developed, distributed, and assessed for the sole purpose of drawing out the strengths and weaknesses of the Seminary’s formation programs. The list is by no means exhaustive, as there are many formal and informal ways to assess an office, program and institution. We name some of the ones that were especially valuable in preparing for reaccreditation. (Continued on Page 4)
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Sister Katarina Schuth, O.S.F. Commencement Speaker Sister Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., professor emerita at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, will be the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient at the May 11, 2018 commencement of Saint Vincent Seminary. Sister Katarina served as the holder of the University’s Endowed Chair for Social Scientific Study of Religion from 1991 to 2017. Her areas of teaching and research include pastoral theology, the sociology of religion and cross-cultural perspectives on religion and society. Sister Katarina’s bachelor of arts degree is in history from the College of St. Teresa. In 1969, she earned a master of arts degree in cultural geography, and in 1973, a doctorate in cultural geography, both from Syracuse University. She earned the M.T.S. degree in moral theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in 1984, and the S.T.L. degree there in 1988. Prior to her work at St. Thomas, she was director of planning and registrar at the Weston School of Theology as well as associate director and acting director of development. She served in a variety of roles at the College of St. Teresa, including as professor of social and behavioral sciences. Sister Katarina has served on many boards of directors and trustees through the years. Her appointments include serving on the executive committee of the National Catholic Educational Association’s Seminary Department; the Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh, and several of its committees; the advisory board for the Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry
Photo: University of St. Thomas Photo Services. at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, 1997-present. She is a mission committee member of the Board of Catholic Extension, 2015-present and is a charter member, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s Catholic Common Ground Initiative, 1996-present. Sister Katarina is a widely-known author and speaker. She most recently authored a chapter in the forthcoming Hartford Seminary Series, Religion in America: Catholicism, entitled “Who Pastors: The Priest, the Context and the Ministry.” Her books include: Seminary Formation: Recent History— Current Circumstances—New Directions, Liturgical Press, 2016; The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010, with Karen Terry and Margaret Smith of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USCCB, 2011; Priestly Ministry in Multiple Parishes, Liturgical Press, 2006; Educating Leaders for Ministry: Issues and Responses, with Victor Klimoski and Kevin O’Neil, Liturgical Press, 2005 and Seminaries, Theologates, and the Future of Church Ministry: An Analysis of Trends and Transitions, Liturgical Press, 1999.
Help To Educate A Priest Please consider honoring a parent, spouse or another loved one with an Endowed Scholarship Fund, or establishing a scholarship in your own name. With a gift of $10,000 or more you can help to educate seminarians studying for the priesthood at Saint Vincent Seminary in perpetuity. For more information about creating a scholarship, contact Mr. Shannon Jordan, Director of Development. Thank you for your continued support! FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Mr. Shannon Jordan • Director of Development 724-532-6740 • firstname.lastname@example.org Saint Vincent Seminary • 300 Fraser Purchase Road • Latrobe, PA • 15650-2690
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MEANS FOR DRAWING OUT STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
The aim of the Course and Degree Program Evaluations (CADP), which students complete for each course at the end of each semester of studies, is to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on what they have learned in a course and how this course relates to their formation in general. It gives them an opportunity to connect the dots in their formation; i.e., to relate the academic element of formation to its human, spiritual, and pastoral dimensions. We review and evaluate the assessments and self-reflections in a way that helps the Seminary to see how student perception and performance develops, practically speaking, with an eye to how we might better serve the students in their further development.
The annual Comprehensive Timed Assessment students take at the beginning of each academic year seeks to assess how well students retain what they have learned of basic theological, pastoral, scriptural and historical facts and/ or concepts. We have learned that, despite what seems to be a growing cultural phenomenon of a diminished ability to recall basic facts and definitions, our students for the most part have proven themselves adept at remembering, an important theological skill in its own right. Other instruments include the many artifacts that make up a student’s portfolio (i.e., graded papers, homilies, profiles, self-reflections, pastoral evaluations, readiness for ministry exam results, etc.), each of which has its own assessment history. At the end of each academic year, a team of faculty evaluators, with each evaluator evaluating independently, reviews a select
number of portfolios and assesses the class as a whole in terms of its development from first theology to fourth theology. The evaluation is based on certain objective criteria associated with the degree goals; e.g., academic proficiency, cultural sensitivity, leadership skills, homiletic skills, etc. The Coordinator of Seminary Assessment, whose position falls under the office of the academic dean and who is appointed to serve faculty and administration in the on-going task of assessment, reflects on the evaluations, writes a report on all the above, and shares it with the administration and faculty in order to close the loop and further the Seminary’s efforts in aiding the work of the theological academy. Finally, we come to the Exit Interviews, which graduating students take electronically as they are readying for graduation. The Exit Interview is an instrument designed to encourage students to remember their many and varied forma4
tion experiences and to connect the dots in the pillars. We encourage them to see how the opportunities for living in community, for spiritual direction and human formation, for “practicing” in supervised academic and pastoral programs, etc. have contributed to their vocational confidence and appreciation for the art and science of theological work, pastoral care, cultural sensitivity, etc. The Coordinator of Seminary Assessment reflects on the student assessments and reflections and shares this report with the rector, dean, and other administrators and faculty members in order to close the loop. Like all the instruments, this instrument and report aids the administration and faculty in its own self-reflection as a theological academy. Each of the above named instruments contributes to the Seminary’s discernment and encourages the theological vocation to reflect always and at all times on every occasion for the sake of personal and Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
professional growth. I would be remiss if I did not mention that, like all things in life, there will be the occasional feeling and complaint of overload; in this case, assessment overload and the sometimes “push back” on having to assess and to assess the assessments. For the most part, however, everyone who has a role to play in the assessment process—students, faculty members and administrators alike—understands the value of assessment as a crucial dimension of the theological vocation.
publicly comment on any findings relative to this report or the official ATS visit until the Board of Commissioners of The Association of Theological Schools has met and voted in June 2018. Still, we can write of process and methodology, and the value of the theological process as it concerns assessment and reaccreditation. The process in writing the report involved focused dialogues among and between faculty members, administrators, and students revolving around the standards of accreditation published by The Association of Theological Schools. It involved a review of assessment materials, writing and re-writing sections and ensuring, to the best of our ability, that what was written could be substantiated. It called for integrity, transparency, and hope for the realization of Saint Vincent Seminary as an accredited institution of theological teaching, learning, and research. It mirrored the
its obligations as a theological academy in accordance with the standards of The Association of Theological Schools. Two years in the planning, the Seminary finalized its report in the fall semester of 2017. The Seminary’s Board of Regents and the College and Seminary Board of Directors formally accepted the report at their respective meetings last fall. As noted above, we cannot
task of the theologian, which is to “see, judge, act”: • To “see” what is going on; • To “judge” what is going on, in the light of the ATS standards and other guiding documents (e.g., the 5th edition of the Program of Priestly Formation); • To “act” on this judgment by advancing the Seminary’s programs and/or by better conforming in its institutional practices to its professed mores and self-identity. In truth, this is what the Seminary aims to teach in and through its formation program and this is what the Seminary tried to do at every step of the way in its annual assessments and in writing its ten-year selfstudy report. The Seminary engaged many people in a focused, sustained theological activity and assessment for one reason only; and that is, to be who she says she is, to be what she hopes to be. (Continued on Page 6)
ENGAGING A TEAM OF THINKERS AND WRITERS
All of the above materials helped the Seminary in writing its one hundred page, ten-year self-study report that served as a focused and sustained reflection and selfassessment on the Seminary as an institution. Through the efforts of many administrators and faculty members, the report addressed how—and how well—the Seminary met Leaven
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The assessment process would not be complete without the actual visitation and the follow-up recommendations, etc. Again, while we cannot write of any findings until after June 2018, we can reflect on the importance of teamwork and visitors freely offering themselves to work on behalf of Saint Vincent Seminary and The Association of Theological Schools in service of the theological vocation. Firstly, we note that organizing such a visit is its own project, as you can well imagine. These visits require a team of people working closely together to plan, manage, and coordinate many facets of a visit. These activities involve creating lists of invitees and mailing out invitations; scheduling meetings and assigning room locations; working with the organization’s dining services in planning meals; organizing
transportation and scheduling hotel rooms and services; and pulling out of the closet, literally and figuratively, hundreds of documents, and posting and organizing them “virtually” on OneDrive and/or in the Documentation Room. There is far too much—and more than enough details on each of these activities—to delve into in this article. Suffice it to say, however, that the way an organization goes about planning and delivering on that plan says much about it. Does it believe in itself and does that come through in the many acts associated with planning, organizing, and delivering? How faithful is it to its self-identity and mission; not only on paper but also in every step it takes along the way? As it concerns this most recent visit, Saint Vincent Seminary can be proud of itself for taking seriously its responsibilities to self-reflect and assess its programs and institutional practices. We can say the same for the many people who willingly participated in the
interviewing process without any motivation other than their own appreciation for the significance of what the Seminary does. The Seminary invited many people to participate in the visit, including board members, college and seminary administrators and directors, and their assistants, regular and adjunct faculty members, pastoral counselors and supervisors, alumni, and students. In the end, there were more than sixty interviewees. For their participation, we offer many thanks; thanks for being the men and women they claim to be, people of faith who take seriously the theological vocation and “best practices” associated with that vocation. Thank you to all the participants, for their time, integrity, and faithfulness. EVERY VOICE MATTERS
There were opportunities to participate in the re-accreditation process other than an actual interview. We do not know who took advantage of the invitation posted through The Catholic Accent and Latrobe Leaven
Bulletin, via Facebook® and the Seminary’s website, that anonymously, people could provide substantive feedback on the quality of the Seminary’s graduate academic and ministerial programs and/or on the Seminary itself as an institution. Still, the Seminary gave public notice and opportunity to the wider community to share in its own way in the re-accreditation visit, which speaks volumes regarding the potential value of a wider community’s involvement in theological education. Every voice matters and contributes to a well-intentioned theological dialogue, which, in turn, contributes to the building up of a faithful local and global community. The very opportunity to engage in reflection at many levels of an organization and to invite others into the conversation from the local community, wider church and academia, is critical to the theological vocation and to the realization that what we do— and how we do it—really does matter. Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
FCSLA National President Receives Pope Francis Award Cynthia Maleski, national president of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, received the Pope Francis Charity and Leadership Award this fall from Caritas in Veritate International, for her life’s work. Caritas serves under the direction of the Holy Father to promote integral human development. The award was presented for her pro bono legal and leadership work to promote human rights in eastern Europe and other countries over many years, as legal counsel to Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh to advocate for the inner-city poor, as Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner and Cabinet Secretary, especially development of the first Children’s Health Plan in the United States, her service to the elderly and children, and in her role as national president of FCSLA. She is also a wife, mother, and leader in her parish and diocese.
Faculty News Sister Mary Veronica Sabelli, R.S.M., assistant professor of philosophy at Saint Vincent Seminary and adjunct professor of philosophy at Saint Vincent College, was the featured speaker at the annual fall colloquium sponsored by the school of humanities and fine arts and its department November 30 in the Fred M. Rogers Center. Her talk was titled, “Follow Your Heart: Mind and Heart in Thomas Aquinas.” Sister Mary Veronica formerly taught at Saint John’s Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts, Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut, Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, UK and Saint John’s Seminary, Wonersh, Surrey, UK. Leaven
Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., chancellor of Saint Vincent Seminary, was among those who attended the event, which was held in Washington, D.C.
for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities,” released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2017. The document reinforced that Catholics with disabilities must have full access and participation in the church, Dr. Sutton wrote. In the past, he said, there have been inconsistencies in pastoral practices “resulting from misunderstanding about the nature of disabilities across this country. Persons with developmental disabilities, he wrote, “can be properly prepared to receive our Catholic sacraments and should never be denied this opportunity to learn about God.” Deacon Sutton is assigned to Our Lady of Grace Parish, Scott Township. The magazine is available for reading by doing a publisher search for Pittsburgh Catholic Publishing on the website www.issuu.com. *****
She is a member of the American Catholic Philosophical Association and the American Maritain Association. ***** Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., S’98, spoke on Church history to Saint Vincent Basilica Parish members recently during the fall speaker series. ***** Deacon Lawrence Sutton, Ph.D., director of pretheologian fo r m a t i o n , had an article published in a special disability awareness edition of Pittsburgh Catholic Magazine. The article, “Reception of the Eucharist for those with Special Physical Needs,” is based on the “Guidelines 7
Father Cyprian Constantine, O.S.B., S’77, was appointed to coordinate the Saint Vincent College Concert Series. He also gave a Day of Recollection and celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the Byzantine-Rite Sisters of Saint Basil at Mount Saint Macrina Monastery in Uniontown on January 20. The theme for the day was Aging and Vocation: Faith, Hope and Trust in Transition. ***** Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., S’03, director of spiritual formation, appeared on EWTN to discuss the book he coauthored with Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., S’78, professor of theology, Spiritual Direction: A Guide To Sharing the Father’s Love. Host was Michael Hernon and panelists were Dr. Scott Hahn and Dr. Regis Martin. Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
Dean Maureen Lally-Green To Speak At Education Fund Benefit Hon. Maureen LallyGreen, J.D., dean of the Duquesne University School of Law, and former member of the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents , will be the keynote speaker at the annual Saint Vincent Seminary Benefit Dinner, to be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at LeMont, in Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington neighborhood. A Board of Regents member from 2004 to 2017, she is presently a member of the Saint Vincent College Board of Directors. Dean Lally-Green graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education and mathematics and a juris doctor degree from the School of Law, where she served on the staff of the Duquesne Law Review. From 1998 through July 2009, Lally-Green served as judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. She was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate in 1998; thereafter, she was elected to a 10-year term beginning in January of 2000, and served until her retirement a decade later. From 2009 through August 2015, Lally-Green served the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh as associate general secretary and/or director of the Office of Church Relations. Lally-Green’s law career is diverse and has included work as an associate with a private law firm in Pittsburgh Leaven
recent substantial changes to the appellate rules involving children/family matters, Children’s Fast Track, (2008-09). She was secretary and member of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Commission on Race, Gender and Ethnic Fairness, appointed by the Supreme Court, (20042007). During her tenure, she chaired the committee that developed and proposed to the Supreme Court a non-discrimination policy and procedures for the judicial branch of government, which proposal was adopted and made effective January 2008. Also, she was chair of the Supreme Court’s Gender Fairness Implementation Committee (2002). Lally-Green serves as: chair and member of the board of directors, UPMC
(1974-75); counsel to Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Washington, D.C., (1975-78); counsel to the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation (1978-83); a consultant to justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1985-87; 1988-98); a full professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law (1983-98); an adjunct professor of law at Duquesne Law, teaching appellate practice and procedure and federal employment discrimination law; a teacher in various law-related programs; and an author, published in various law reviews. Lally-Green has served the Commonwealth and the judiciary in unique ways. She recently served the Court of Judicial Discipline in its Diversion Program (20152016). She served as chair, vice-chair and member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee (2005-2011). She was the co-chair of the subcommittee that recommended 8
Mercy Hospital; chair and a member of the board of directors of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School; vice chair and member of the board of directors of Our Campaign for the Church Alive!, Inc. She also serves on the board of directors of two for-profit entities. She has been recognized frequently for her achievements. Some honors include: Helping Hands Judge Mansmann Award (2011); membership in Century Club, Duquesne University (2010); Presidents’ Award from Saint Francis University and Duquesne University (2009); Anne X. Alpern Award (2006); St. Thomas More Award, St. Thomas More Society (2002); and Duquesne University Law School Distinguished Alumna Award (2001).
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Marching For Life 2018 Seminarians participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., this year, as well as a vigil Mass at the National Shrine. Seminarians went to the Capital One Arena for Mass the morning before the March. They stayed at the Theological College in Washington. Clockwise, from top, marchers leading the event. Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., concelebrating Mass at the Capital One Arena. His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl processes. John Hepinger, Diocese of Erie; Brother Barnabas Oâ€™Reilly, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey; Christopher Pujol, Diocese of Greensburg; Brother Cassian Edwards, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey; Michael Tabernero, Diocese of Metuchen, Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., rector. Brother Minh Pham, O. Cist, Saint Joseph Monastery; Brother Martinho Zevallos, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey; Vien Nguyen, Archdiocese of Hanoi; Brother Ignatius Camello, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey Samuel Pinheiro, Saint Vincent Archabbey. Center, Gustavo Rodriguez-Perez, Diocese of Metuchen. Photos by Brother Placid Sellers, O.S.B.
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Statue of Saint John XXIII
George and Eileen Dorman
Statue of Saint John Paul II
Honoring Two Great Saints George C. Dorman, a member of the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents from 2006 to 2012, and his wife Eileen, were among those who recognized the importance of Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II to the universal Church and to the world.Thus the former executive vice president of Westinghouse Electric Corp. and his wife were inspired to make a gift to Saint Vincent Archabbey that enabled the statue project to be realized. The Dormans have long been supportive of Catholic education, from elementary and secondary Pittsburgh-area Catholic schools through college and seminary educational programs. Through his service on the Seminary’s Board of Regents, George Dorman has been especially cognizant of the influence of these two saints on vocations to the priesthood. The Dormans established the George and Eileen Dorman Fund in 2001 to provide assistance to seminarians with financial need who attend Saint Vincent Seminary. “Helping to educate and form priests is very important to us because of the shortage of priests,” George Dorman said, “and because we want to help support those who might not otherwise be able to pursue their vocations to the priesthood. As these young men become priests, it is wonderful to see them go out and be able to do the Church’s work of preaching and teaching the message of Christ and giving their lives in service to others, particularly to those most in need.” The statue project was thus a natural fit for the Dormans. As a member of the Seminary Board of Regents, George Dorman was the founding chairman of the Finance and Human Resources Committee. During his years of service, he encouraged and oversaw the development of a strict adherence to financial principles, including budgeting, forecasting and investing. His financial expertise provided the board with a great resource for understanding seminary funding issues. In addition, he instituted several significant human resources principles, including the setting of performance objectives, regular performance review programs, Seminary-wide communications programs, career development Leaven
strategies and other planning activities. George Dorman served as a vice president at Westinghouse from 1983 to 1992 and was appointed vice president of human resources in January of 1988. He was responsible for all human resources matters at Westinghouse and for the corporation’s Total Quality effort, including direction of the Westinghouse Productivity and Quality Center. He received a bachelor of science degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1950 and joined Westinghouse as a student engineer that year. He advanced through a series of professional and managerial positions to become, in 1964, a group purchasing director. In 1971, he attended Harvard Business School’s advanced management program and was appointed general manager of the Electric Stairway and Hydraulic Elevator Division. In 1975, he was named director of human resources and strategic planning for the Construction group, and in 1979, he became general manager of the Transportation Business Unit. In 1981, he was named director of human resources for the corporation. George Dorman served as vice president and general manager of the Motor Business Unit from 1983 to 1986, and vice president for corporate quality from mid-1986 to December 1987. He retired from Westinghouse in 1992. George and Eileen Dorman have immersed themselves in a wide range of activities that support the education of children and youth, college students and seminarians. Their commitment to the heatlh care and well-being of children and families locally and throughout the world serves as a lasting tribute and extension of the commitments of the two saints they have honored with their gift. The legacies of Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II—legacies of peace, justice, freedom, care for the oppressed, sick and handicapped—have inspired George and Eileen Dorman throughout their lives. These statues will now serve as an ongoing inspiration to the Benedictine Community of Saint Vincent and to the thousands of visitors who come to worship in this Basilica each year. 10
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Mardi Gras 2018
aint Vincent Seminary held its annual Mardi Gras celebration on February 10 at the Fred Rogers Center. The event was hosted by Rector Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., and the seminarians, who provided the entertainment for the evening. In the top photo are members of Branch 13 of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, which is a major sponsor for the event. Bishop Edward C. Malesic of the Diocese of Greensburg attended the event. In row two are, from left, A.J. Gedney of the Diocese of Covington and Brother Lawrence Machia, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, a.k.a. “robo-deacon,” as well as Michael Tabernero of the Diocese of Metuchen, who is circulating with guests at the sold-out event.
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Father Nathanael Polinski Joins Seminary Faculty Father Nathanael Polinski, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey since 2005, has joined the Saint Vincent Seminary faculty following completion of his doctoral studies at The Catholic University of America. He is now teaching Sacred Scripture, with classes including Johannine Literature. Following graduation from Serra Catholic High School in 1983, he earned a bachelor of science detree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987. He then pursued a master of business administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree and working for his master’s degree, he worked for a year in aerospace and for 17 years in the special metals industry before coming to Saint Vincent. Following a year in the novitiate, he professed simple vows as a Benedictine monk in 2006, the same year he began seminary studies. He professed solemn vows in 2009. He was ordained a deacon
on July 23, 2011 in the Archabbey Basilica by Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, Bishop of Greensburg, and served his deacon year at Saint Nicholas Parish, Nicktown. He completed the master of divinity degree from the Seminary, and the bachelor of Sacred Theology degree, both in 2012 with highest honors. Father Nathanael also received two awards during the commencement ceremony: the Sacred Scripture Award, given to the graduate who has most demonstrated excellence in the study of Sacred Scripture; and the Diakonia Award, honoring a graduate who exhibits praiseworthy
academic performance and service to the Seminary community through building student morale and spirit, exercising leadership within the community, and demonstrating creative outreach to others. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 19, 2012 by Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of Erie, in the Archabbey Basilica. He began graduate studies at The Catholic University of America in 2012 and successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in December of 2017. The title of his dissertation is “‘That The Scriptures Might Be Fulfilled’
Serrans Visit Seminary
In October, the Serra Club of Altoona-Johnstown visited the Seminary and joined seminarians for dinner. Photo by Thomas Fitzsimmons. Leaven
Through Perfect Worship: John 19:36-37.” Other roles at the Archabbey have included serving as assistant to the director of Archabbey Finances and Investments (2006-2012); socius of novices (2006-2011); faculty member of Saint Vincent College (2007-2009); assistant junior master and assistant archivist (2011-2012). Father Nathanael is the son of Mary Ann Polinski of Duquesne and the late Raymond E. Polinski. He has two brothers, Raymond J. of New Kensington and Richard V. of Bethel Park. “I am thankful to be back home at Saint Vincent and to be teaching in the seminary,” Father Nathanael said. “Our Lord has fostered a great love for Sacred Scripture in my heart and I hope to be his instrument to nurture such an informed love of the Bible in the hearts of future priests and deacons, along with the non-ordination students who study in our Seminary. “These past few weeks have been very full with teaching and other demands on time, but full in a very good way. I’ve enjoyed my time in the classroom with the students, who have been very engaged. I’ve also been blessed to offer Mass in the Seminary on occasion and by various conversations I’ve had with the seminarians. I am honored to be with them and to serve them along with the rest of the faculty and the administration of Saint Vincent Seminary.” Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
Saint Vincent Seminary Annual Report 2017 A school for the Lord’s service
By Michael Jinkins President and Professor of Theology Louisville Seminary
Last summer I reread the Rule of Saint Benedict straight through in one sitting. What began as an act of discipline quickly became a delight. I noticed several parallels—previously overlooked—between the mission of Benedict’s monastic community and that of the seminary. This seemed timely in light of ongoing discussions about exactly what a theological school is. One model sees a seminary as a denominational institution that teaches future pastors what their faith tradition expects of them. Another model sees the seminary as a professional school where students earn the credentials to practice ministry. A third model sees the seminary as a graduate school that builds research skills. All three models require students to be educated and formed in churchly, professional, and academic ways. But a fourth model exists—one that lays the cornerstone for great theological schools and universities. This model is grounded in the understanding that personal formation as Christians is essential to all knowledge we acquire and tasks we undertake. This is the model that dominated Saint Benedict’s experience. Benedict envisioned a community composed of people who learn to live the life God calls them to live and do the work God calls them to do. “Therefore,” he writes, “we intend to establish a school for the Lord’s service.” His Rule sets its sights on the ends and purposes of such a school. He writes: If you hear [God’s call to follow] and your answer is, ‘I do,’ God then directs these words to you: If you desire true and eternal life, keep your tongue free from vicious talk and your lips from all deceit; turn away from evil and do good; let peace be your quest and aim. Once you have done this, my eyes will be upon you and my ears will listen for your prayers, and even before you ask me, I will say to you: I am here. Benedict provides tools for living together and penalties for not living up to his community’s covenant, with restoration ever the goal. He offers principles of governance, placing value on a democratic approach, though reserving certain decisions for particular offices and bodies. Scripture provides the motivation for every regulation, from obedience to the abbot to the unconditional welcoming of guests to the monastery. Community members are to place “the work of God” (daily prayer and worship) above other duties. They are to live together in humility, love as Christ loved, follow the Golden Rule, refrain from judging others, and reject pride. He describes the community as a workshop, where virtues are practiced until they become habitual. As I read the Rule, I recalled an incident from my early years as a seminary dean. I was leading the faculty in self-reflection before we embarked on curriculum revision. We polled a large group of church professionals and laity on how the school could better serve the church and society. One question—“What do you value most in a church leader?”—resulted in a fascinating finding. Lay persons overwhelmingly said that they valued “humility.” “How does a seminary teach humility?” someone asked when I presented our findings. Perhaps Benedict supplies the best answer: “What is not possible to us by nature, let us ask the Lord to supply by the help of his grace.” Let’s construct a life together in seminary that provides the formation of character, wisdom, and Christian faith so that those who graduate from our schools will be persons from whom and beside whom and among whom God’s people will want to learn, worship, and live. This article first appeared in Michael Jinkins’ September 5, 2017, “Thinking Out Loud” blog post (www.lpts.edu.). Used with permission.
The Challenge Of Adaptation
ur Holy Father, Pope Francis, often preaches about temperament. During one of his daily Mass homilies he noted, “Behind an attitude of rigidity there is always something else in the life of a person. Rigidity is not a gift of God. Humility is; goodness is; benevolence is; forgiveness is. But rigidity isn’t!” This is good advice for all of us, but
it is essential advice to our future priests. Change is the only constant for life. Many would say to me the Church of today is different from the Church
in other eras. The ability to adapt to circumstances while teaching others about the eternal Truth of Christ is a challenge and a gift. That is what good leaders do. They help a community adapt while holding fast to the Truth of the Gospel. It is not always easy, but a life of meaning requires sacrifice. Our Church needs this today and for future generations. As Chair of the Board of Regents, I am struck by how well Saint Vincent Seminary prepares our future priests for a life of service that will span many years. Certainly, the fundamentals of a good priest are well developed— academic excellence, and spiritual and human formation. But, most importantly, the formation process teaches these men to develop their gifts from God in a manner that goes beyond time and circumstance. Compassion, forgiveness, gratitude, and humility are taught both formally and by example. And as Pope Francis states so clearly, our Church needs to focus on God’s timeless gifts of humility, goodness, and mercy—and that is exactly what Saint Vincent prepares our future priests to do. Your brother in Christ,
Most Reverend David A. Zubik Bishop of Pittsburgh Chairman, Board of Regents
Seminary Board of Regents
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 degree programs to qualified men and women seeking a theological education. Leaven
CHAIRMAN: Most Rev. David A. Zubik, D.D. MEMBERS: Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak, J.C.D. Mr. Richard A. DiClaudio Ms. Marie Milie Jones, Esq. Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, J.C.L. Very Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B. Most Rev. Jeffrey Monforton, S.T.D. Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico, J.C.L. Mr. L. Richard Zappone
Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
Formation In Community
he reflection on the Rule of Saint Benedict by Michael Jinkins, president and professor of theology at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, on the cover of Saint Vincent Seminary’s Annual Report, reflects the depth of Saint Benedict’s influence in identifying the essential elements of
living together in any community for service in the church. Saint Vincent Seminary has, since its founding, been shaped by the Benedictine heritage of liturgical prayer,
work, lectio, hospitality and community. This model of theological education, Michael Jinkins notes, dominated Saint Benedict’s experience, and is “grounded in the understanding that personal formation as Christians is essential to all knowledge we acquire and tasks we underake.” Just as Saint Benedict intended, members of our Seminary community, both diocesan seminarians and those from religious orders, use this model to live in faith, to learn in faith, and to worship in faith as they prepare to serve the greater community of our Church. The description of preparations for our visitation and evaluation by the Association of Theological Schools is a good example of how our administrators, faculty and staff members work together with our seminarians in the formation of future priests. It is a fine example of how the talents of each member contributes to building of the body of Christ—”the universal church.” May the blessings of the Risen Lord be with you!
Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B.
The Essentials Of Community
Dear Friends of Saint Vincent Seminary,
ow many of us feel alone, abandoned, marginalized, and out of touch? A recent study showed that feelings like this, amounting to a form of loneliness, are worse for one’s health than smoking nearly a pack of cigarettes each day. The health effects of isolation are profound. Even if we think
this particular study is too dramatic, our intuition tells us that there is probably merit in its findings. Science is beginning to understand what the Church has known for centuries. Community is important. We need
each other. Feeling that we belong and that we matter is critical to our well-being. For all we have gained in this era of social media and instant communication, it is clear that we are also losing something vital to our nature. As we look around us and see fewer people participating in Mass and membership in community and fraternal associations of all kinds is shrinking, it made me realize in a new and different way the importance of the work of forming good priests. These are men who are going to be leading parishes soon after their ordination. They will be central to us coming to know Christ through the Eucharist and the sacraments. They will be vital to helping shape and guide communities that will visit the sick, pray together, forgive one another, and welcome those who are called to their doorstep. We all matter profoundly to God and each of us is called to show that compassion, kindness, and love to one another. In every age this will never change, and the Church will continue to be there for God’s people. This annual report features all of you who are a part of our Seminary community. For this, I thank you. You matter to us and are essential to our community and the communities our future priests will serve.
Sincerely in Christ, Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B.
Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
SAINT VINCENT SEMINARY 2017 Honor Roll of Donors The following list includes all Saint Vincent Seminary donors who made a gift or pledge payment for any purpose during 2017. Please telephone the Seminary Development Office at 724-805-2552 or email email@example.com if a correction is needed. We extend our sincere appreciation to all partners in our mission during 2017. BENEDICTINE ASSOCIATES $25,000 or more Anonymous Archdiocese of Washington Rev. Francis P. Balestino Mrs. Ann Cahouet and + Mr. Frank V. Cahouet Mr. and Mrs. Amil A. DiPadova Donahue Family Foundation, Inc. + Mr. Joseph P. Hamilton Mrs. Lucine Marous and + Mr. John C. Marous, Jr. Anonymous Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation in memory of the B. Charles Held Family Saint Vincent Archabbey SEMINARY FELLOW $10,000 - $24,999 Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Davis Mr. Salvatore J. Franzi Most Rev. Rene H. Gracida Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hans Mr. William B. Heubel Mrs. Nelly Pangilinan St. Gregory the Great Church Mr. Edwin F. Vandergrift Mr. and Mrs. L. Richard Zappone RECTOR’S CABINET $5,000 - $9,999 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Bizup + Rev. Msgr. William G. Charnoki Rev. Bernard B. Costello Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Dunlap Mrs. Orlie S. Ferretti Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 590 Mr. Charles M. Fischer Mrs. Norma J. Gromek Mr. and Mrs. Randy J. Heiser Dr. and Mrs. Gene F. Leonard Mrs. Rosemary P. Mazero Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Murphy The Murrmann Family + Bernadette M. Pevarnik The Ann S. Foster Memorial Scholarship of The Pittsburgh Foundation/Community Leaven
FBC Chemical Corp. Rev. William P. Feeney Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Ferlan First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 13 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 313 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 44 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 88 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Jr. Branch 38 First Catholic Slovak Union of the USA & Canada Rev. Msgr. John Gerald Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Gallagher Rev. Msgr. Arnold L. Gaus Most Rev. Roger W. Gries, O.S.B. Rev. John R. Haney Mrs. Kathleen Sacco Hann and Mr. Fred J. Hann Mr. and Mrs. J. Harry Haslam, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Hershey Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J. Holtz Rev. Richard A. Infante Mrs. Ruth L. Janik Kate M. Kelley Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Kelly Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Klinzing Knights of Columbus, St. Benedict Council 905 Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Koch Mrs. Theresa J. Kralik Rev. Thomas E. Kredel Mr. and Mrs. Dale P. Latimer Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Latterner Ms. Theresa Lieb Mrs. Mary Anne Linhart Dr. and Mrs. James V. Maher, Jr. The Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic Dr. Joseph C. Maroon Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Maziarz Mr. and Mrs. James Mazich Mr. Richard F. Mazich Dr. Edward J. McClain, Jr. Mr. John R. McGinley, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Carey L. McMonagle Rev. Joseph M. Mele Rev. Gerald S. Mikonis Sr. Barbara Ann Moravec Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc. Mrs. Florein M. Mueller Rev. Francis J. Murhammer
Foundation of Westmoreland County Mr. John C. Rusnak Ms. Patricia A. Smiy Ms. Mary C. Sylvester + Rev. Msgr. Vincent J. Topper Trixie Puff Foundation BOARD ASSOCIATES $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous Diocese of Covington First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association National Office Most Rev. Roger J. Foys Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council Mr. and Mrs. Nick Morrison, Jr. Mr. Richard J. Munsch Dr. and Mrs. Edward B. Murcko Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Pontzer Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Rudy Rev. Msgr. John R. Sasway Ms. Marilyn L. Selle St. Gregory Men’s Club Thomas E. Reynolds Charitable Trust Rev. Gerard A. Trancone RECTOR’S COUNCIL $1,000 - $2,499 Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Ballash Ms. Janice G. Barone Sr. Sarah Barrett Rev. Donald P. Breier Mr. and Mrs. Richard Campbell Rev. Anthony J. Carbone Mr. James A. Cherubini and + Mrs. MaryAnn Cherubini Rev. Msgr. John A. Cippel Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Cirelli Rev. Thomas M. Colucci Community Foundation For The Alleghenies Rev. Roy H. Conley Dr. and Mrs. James F. Curley Ms. Patricia L. Darbous Ms. Mary Jo Dressel Mr. and Mrs. John A. Dudas Elk County Community Foundation Mr. John G. Emerick and + Mrs. Dorothy Emerick Rev. Kevin C. Fazio
Ms. Susan M. Nicklos Ms. Elena L. Nipper Dr. and Mrs. Harry M. Null Rev. Terrence P. O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. Dumm Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Pevarnik Mr. Howard W. Pickering Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Policastro, Sr. Ms. Margaret E. Pontzer Rev. Msgr. William R. Rathgeb Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Reuscher Rev. Lawrence R. Richards Mr. Roger Roble Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Rossi, Sr. Sacred Heart Church Schwab Charitable Fund Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Sichi Mrs. Marion L. Sroka St. Bartholomew Church St. Mary’s Parish Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Stover Mr. and Mrs. Victor C. Straub Mrs. Sarah Tambucci Mr. Michael G. Terlesky Vanguard Charitable Miss Rose M. Volpe Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Walter Dr. Deborah and Mr. Paul Whiteside Mr. and Mrs. James F. Will Rev. George A. Wilt Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Wolfe SEMINARY PATRONS $500 - $999 + Mr. George A. Bauer Rev. Joseph C. Beck Mr. and Mrs. David A. Bernot Ms. Martha M. Broad Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Buckman Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Busch Mr. Natale J. Carbone, III Rev. Matthew R. Cirilli Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Colbert Mr. Alexander D. Condron Rev. George R. Cowan Dr. and Mrs. Vincent J. De Cosmo Diocese of Erie Diocese of Greensburg Rev. Jerome A. Dixon William B. Dixon, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. James C. Donahue The Honorable and Mrs. John J. Driscoll Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
Rabbi and Mrs. Jason Z. Edelstein Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Fagan, III Mr. and Mrs. David J. Federline First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, St. Ann Society 200 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 343 Mr. Terrence M. Flaherty Miss Eileen K. Flinn, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Freiland Rev. Mr. and Mrs. F. Daniel Frescura Dr. and Mrs. William M. Fronczek, Jr. Mr. Frank B. Fuhrer Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Gleixner Dr. Gregory D. Grabiak Mr. Clement F. Gross, III Mr. Michael D. Herman Rev. Norman C. Hohenwarter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Holway Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Huber Mr. John M. Javor Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Jones Mr. Michael G. Kaschak Dr. and Mrs. Charles F. Keller Rev. Msgr. James P. Kelly Rev. Kenneth E. Kezmarsky Rev. William J. Kiel Dr. and Mrs. William J. Kirsch Mr. Alfred J. Kline Knights of Columbus St. Bernadette Bay Area Council Miss Doris E. Krumenacker Mrs. J. Roberta Kubic Rev. Peter J. Kuligowski Mr. and Mrs. James K. Laffey Rev. Msgr. Edward M. Lohse Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Magovern Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney Mrs. Carolyn C. Massaro Mrs. Elizabeth L. McMahon Rev. David J. Nazimek Ms. Maureen S. O’Brien Rev. Kenneth E. Oldenski Mr. John D. Onorato Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico Mrs. Jean Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Petnuch Mr. and Mrs. Matthew A. Pevarnik Mrs. Mary Ann Polinski Polis Charitable Fund Mrs. Elizabeth P. Resnik Mrs. Anne B. Robertshaw Saint Vincent Development Club Rev. David E. F. Scharf Dr. and Mrs. Bernard C. Scherer Mr. and Mrs. Matthew D. Schneider Mr. and Mrs. James R. Sedley Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin Leaven
Ms. Ruth M. Bronder Brookside Condominium Association Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Lester E. Brownfield Rev. Matthew A. Brumleve Capt. John R. Bucholtz Ms. Jane T. Buck Mr. Philip F. Budny Rev. James F. Bump Very Rev. Philip G. Burger Mr. and Mrs. Regis E. Burgman Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Burgman Mr. Harold B. Burke Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Burnett Mrs. Mary Burrell Mr. and Mrs. Warren J. Busscher Rev. Robert R. Byrnes Rev. Michael M. Camara Mr. James G. Cannon Mr. and Mrs. Victor V. Capets Dr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Capone Mr. James A. Carasella Rev. Rafael Carballo Mr. James S. Carey, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Cassidy Dr. and Mrs. Jesus Cenizal Mr. Harold Cheatle Church of Our Lady of Peace Church of the Transfiguration Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Citrone Mr. and Mrs. Allan G. Clark Dr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Collard Mr. and Mrs. Craig W. Collins Mrs. Patricia C. Colthurst Mr. Ralph Connelly Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Connor Rev. Donald B. Conroy Mr. and Mrs. George A. Conti, Jr. Mr. Joseph R. Conway Mr. and Mrs. George R. Cook Ms. Loraine Cooley Mr. John L. Cornett, Jr. Ms. Karen L. Costantino Mr. Ralph R. Costanzo Mr. and Mrs. John W. Courter Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Cox Dr. and Mrs. William P. Coyle Rev. Msgr. George R. Coyne Mr. and Mrs. Marc P. Crimboli Cristo Rey Catholic Church Mr. and Mrs. William F. Cronin Mrs. Mary Lou Curry Rev. Richard J. Czapinski Dr. and Mrs. Jean-Jacques D’Aoust Ms. Cornelia Dattilo Mr. and Mrs. Joey Davis Mrs. Cecilia Decker and + Mr. Charles H. Decker
Ms. Karen J. Sroka St. Edward Church St. Paul Parish Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Steiner Rev. Msgr. Andrew Szaroleta Rev. Edward J. Trzeciakowski Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Urban, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Voyten Rev. Timothy F. Whalen Most Rev. William J. Winter The Most Rev. David A. Zubik SEMINARY ALLIANCE $100 - $499 Mr. and Mrs. Dante M. Abitria Most Rev. Joseph V. Adamec Mr. and Mrs. Chris A. Adams Rev. Robert J. Ahlin Ms. Margaret L. Andros Ms. Denise Ardisson Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Babyak Mrs. Barbara L. Bacha Bald Head Island Limited, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Barbiaux Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L. Barden Rev. Christopher S. Barkhausen Rev. Martin F. Barkin Rev. Christopher M. Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Barresi Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Bashour Mr. and Mrs. Mario J. Battaglia Mr. Mark A. Bauer Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. Baumeister Mr. and Mrs. Eladio Y. Bayani, Jr. Rev. Mr. Robert M. Beardsworth Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Becker Mrs. Carolyn F. Bell Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Bellicini Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Bellizia Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Belsterling Mrs. Pauline Bender Mr. and Mrs. John C. Benyo Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Bergman Mr. and Mrs. Michael Berrena Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Beytagh, Jr. Rev. Harry R. Bielewicz, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Biss Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Black Rev. Daniel L. Blout Mr. Michael E. Bodenschatz Rev. Dennis A. Bogusz Rev. Andrew J. Bolcar Mr. Alphonse J. Bon Rev. Joseph E. Bonafed Ms. Rebecca A. Bookhamer Mr. John W. Boyle Mr. and Mrs. James H. Bregenser Mr. and Mrs. James R. Breisinger Mr. Jason J. Brinker Mr. and Mrs. John A. Brock
Mr. John E. DeGidio Mr. and Mrs. Eduardo E. DeLeon Mr. and Mrs. Pasquale Demartino + Alma J. Demyan Rev. John J. Detisch Mr. Donn M. DeVallance Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. DiClaudio Rev. Eric J. Dinga Diocese of Steubenville Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. DiVincenzo Rev. Kevin J. Dominik Mr. and Mrs. George C. Dorman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Dudzinsky Dr. and Mrs. Paul F. Duffer Ms. Tina Dugan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Dumm Dr. David A. Dzombak and Ms. Carolyn J. Menard Mrs. Jane Eck Rev. Craig R. Eilerman Mr. and Mrs. Karl E. Eisaman Mr. and Mrs. William J. Englert Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Erskine Mr. and Mrs. Ben E. Evans Mrs. Mary A. Facetti Mr. and Mrs. Benedict L. Fajt Mr. and Mrs. H. Gervase Fajt, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Fajt Mr. John Falenski Mr. Eugene B. Farabaugh Mr. and Mrs. Wilson J. Farmerie Very Rev. Philip N. Farrell Mr. Jerome F. Fatora Mr. Frederick R. Favo Mrs. Marilyn Feindt and + Mr. Theodore H. Feindt Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ferry Drs. R. Thomas and Judith Figura Dr. Joseph J. Filler Mrs. Patricia H. Fimian First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 107 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 177 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 262 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 278 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 424 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 90 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 94 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Jr. Branch 112 Mrs. Louise E. Fisher Rev. Allan R. Frederick Mr. Carl R. Fuhrman Mr. and Mrs. Vincent P. Gagetta Mr. and Mrs. Michael Galek Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
Ms. Catherine A. Gannon Ms. Margaret M. Gannon Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Gannon Mr. Terence P. Gates Rev. John A. Geinzer Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Geisler Rev. Carl J. Gentile Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Gerhart Mr. Ronald R. Giuliana Ms. Patricia E. Glatz Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Golofski Mr. and Mrs. John R. Grayson Mr. Steven Greenberg Rev. James R. Gretz Mr. and Mrs. James J. Grossi, Sr.
Very Rev. Paul C. Helwig Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Herbert Rev. Robert W. Herrmann Mr. A. Joseph Hertzog Ms. Patricia L. Hess Miss Carole J. Higgins Mrs. Ilse T. Hilliard Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Hobart, Jr. Mr. Edgar J. Holtz Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hoover Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hopkins Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Hoppel Mr. Charles Horan Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Horne Mr. Charles E. Hutchison
Rev. John L. Gudewicz Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gut Ms. Susan Guttendorf Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Guz Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Hager Ms. Ellen C. Hallissey Rev. Thomas F. Hamm, Jr. Rev. Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hanchin Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Hanley Mrs. Evelyn Harant Rev. Bernard M. Harcarik Rev. Msgr. Robert M. Harris Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hartsock Rev. John A. Harvey Ms. Martha R. Hazlinsky
Through December 31, 2017. $1,000,000 or more
Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. John F. Donahue First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association +Dr. and Mrs. George J. Magovern, Sr. +Mr. John C. Marous, Jr. and Mrs. Lucine Marous $500,000-$999,999 Diocese of Pittsburgh Mr. David M. Roderick +Dr. and Mrs. George E. Sweeney $100,000-$499,999 Anonymous +Mr. and Mrs. August Battaglia Mr. and Mrs. David L. Brennan Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions +Mr. Frank V. Cahouet and Mrs. Ann Cahouet +Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Demshock Diocese of Erie Diocese of Greensburg Diocese of Harrisburg Mr. and Mrs. Amil A. DiPadova Donahue Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. George C. Dorman Mr. and Mrs. Wilson J. Farmerie Most Rev. Rene H. Gracida +Mrs. Mary Jo Hammontree William Randolph Hearst Foundations +Rev. John P. Hickey Kate M. Kelley Foundation Knights of Columbus, Supreme Leaven
Council +Rev. Thomas J. Kram +Mr. James Lancas Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Lenz +Mr. Thomas Marshall Rev. Msgr. J. Edward McCullough Richard King Mellon Foundation +Rev. Richard V. Paluse An Anonymous Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation in memory of the B. Charles Held Family +Mrs. Mary Louise Redding Thomas E. Reynolds Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Sarni +The Honorable Bernard F. Scherer and Mrs. Norma P. Scherer +Mr. Joseph S. Schuchert and Mrs. Karalyn Schuchert +Rev. Mr. John E. Sroka and Mrs. Marion L. Sroka St. Gregory the Great Church St. Marys Catholic Foundation +Rev. John P. Stack +Rev. Raymond A. Vollmer +Rev. Jerome M. Weiksner $50,000 to $99,999 Anonymous Archdiocese of Washington Rev. Francis P. Balestino Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Ballash +Mrs. Viola B. Bratton +Ms. Helen M. Cegelski +Mrs. Anna M. Chase Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. DiCesare Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Diocese of Columbus Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
Ms. Beth Iezzi Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Jaworski Mr. Brent Jenkins Mr. John A. Jodell Mrs. Janet M. Jones Mr. Jerry V. Jones Rev. Benedict E. Kapa Dr. Martin A. Kapusta, Jr. Mrs. Rosalie Kasperik Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Kauffelt, II Rev. Msgr. Charles A. Kaza Mr. Daniel W. Kelly Rev. V. Ross Kelsch Rev. Msgr. Kurt Kemo Mrs. Joan F. Kessler
($10,000 or More, Lifetime)
Diocese of Youngstown Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Donahue +Mrs. Mary S. Griffin +Mr. Edward A. Gromek and Mrs. Norma J. Gromek Rev. Joseph R. Grosko +Mr. Joseph P. Hamilton +Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Heisel, Jr. Hoehn Scholarship Trust Fund Koch Foundation, Inc. +Mr. Steven Kosmo and Mrs. Angeline Kosmo +Rev. George T. Leech + Rev. Joseph R. Lemp + Dr. Barbara Loe +Ms. Catherine H. McCluskey Mr. and Mrs. John Munsch The Murrman Family +Rev. Fabian G. Oris Mrs. Nelly Pangilinan +Rev. E. Charles Patterson +Rev. George E. Saladna Mr. and Mrs. L. Richard Zappone $25,000 to $49,999 Anonymous Archdiocese of Atlanta Ms. Janice G. Barone Ms. Sarah Barrett +Mrs. Bernice R. Bauer Brooks Foundation +Mrs. Annette C. Brownfield +Rev. John J. Cassella +Rev. Msgr. William G. Charnoki Mr. James A. Cherubini and +Mrs. MaryAnn Cherubini +Rev. Msgr. Leon S. Darkowski Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Davis The Dean Family +Rev. Anthony G. Deluca
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. DiClaudio Diocese of Gary Diocese of Steubenville Diocese of Tulsa +Mr. and + Mrs. Thomas J. Donnelly Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Durishan +Rev. Benedict W. Erkens Mrs. Orlie S. Ferretti First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 590 Mr. Charles M. Fischer +Mrs. Jacquelyn Fish Mr. and + Mrs. Paul W. Fish Mr. Salvatore J. Franzi and +Mrs. Kathleen Franzi Ms. Elizabeth M. Gallagher +Dr. and Mrs. Harry Gerstbrein Mr. Carl G. Grefenstette and +Mrs. Mary Jane Grefenstette Rev. John R. Haney Mrs. Kathleen Sacco Hann and Mr. Fred J. Hann Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hans Mr. William B. Heubel +Rev. Edward F. Higgins Donald F. Hunter Charitable Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Gene F. Leonard +Ms. Mary L. Lepkowski + Rev. Francis G. Massung Dr. Edward J. McClain, Jr. and +Mrs. Nancy McClain + Ms. Mildred Mladenick Dr. and Mrs. Edward B. Murcko Rev. Francis J. Murhammer +Rev. Francis A. Nazimek +Mr. John A. Robertshaw, Jr. and Mrs. Anne B. Robertshaw + Rev. Richard P. Scherer +Mr. Clyde S. Shuler Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
Mr. and Mrs. John Kingry Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Kissell Mr. James A. Kline Mr. and Mrs. David H. Klingler Ms. Joanne A. Knapp Knights of Columbus, Msgr. George J. Breckel Council 4824 Knights of Columbus, St. Alphonsus Ligouri Council Knights of Columbus, St. Malachy Council 1101 Mr. and Mrs. William B. Knoll Mrs. Mary Angela Kornides Mr. Peter Kram Mr. and Mrs. David R. Krause
Mr. Paul E. Lego Msgr. Ronald P. Lengwin Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Lennon Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Liberatore Rev. Edward S. Litavec Mr. and Mrs. Carl Loeffler, Jr. Mr. Clair C. Long Mr. and Mrs. Norman Long Mr. Robert H. Long Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Long Mr. Hector Lopez Dr. and Mrs. Paul G. Lorincy Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Lovett Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Lowell Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lozier
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Krebs Mr. and Mrs. Robert Krempasky Mr. and Mrs. Zoltan J. Kristof Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Kromel Rev. Timothy Kruthaupt Mrs. Virginia Krzewinski Mr. Stanley J. Kurek, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Kurisko Mr. and Mrs. Jerome F. Kurland Rev. Msgr. Raymond W. Kutner Mr. and Mrs. David J. Kwiatkowski Mr. and Mrs. Ross Green, Sr. Rev. Eugene F. Lauer Mr. Fitzroy W. Lee Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lee
Ms. Patricia A. Smiy +Mr. Glenn E. Stinson and Mrs. Lavina Stinson +Mr. Gilbert A. Strittmatter Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Stover Rev. F. Raymond Trance Rev. Gerard A. Trancone +Rev. Francis C. Wildgruber $10,000 to $24,999
Anonymous Mrs. Betty J. Antesberger Ms. Evelyn Augustin +Mrs. Katherine M. Bates Mrs. Marian R. Bearer Rev. Andrew J. Bolcar Ms. Linda M. Boxx Mr. T. William Boxx +Mrs. Rosemary Breindel Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bridge Caesar Puff Foundation +Mr. Robert H. Caldwell and Mrs. Adelaide B. Caldwell +Rev. John J. Charnoki Mrs. Margaret T. Chiosi Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Chute Rev. Msgr. John A. Cippel Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Cirelli Rev. Roy H. Conley E. E. Connelly Family Foundation Rev. Msgr. John L. Conway +Mr. Anthony Corbo and Mrs. Rose Corbo Rev. Bernard B. Costello Dr. and Mrs. James F. Curley +Ms. Dolores Daly +Mr. John A. Daum +Ms. Mary C. Dillon +Rev. Msgr. Leon S. Darkowski +Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Dravecky Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. Dumm Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Dunlap Leaven
+Mr. and Mrs. Frederick N. Egler Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Fagan, III +Rev. Edward R. Farina Mr. and Mrs. Wilson J. Farmerie FBC Chemical Corp. + Rev. Robert E. Feeney Rev. William P. Feeney Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund +Rev. Francis B. Filip J. B. Finley Charitable Trust First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 13 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Okres The Ann S. Foster Memorial Scholarship Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation/Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Mr. Francis H. Freidhoff +Rev. Francis H. Gallagher Rev. Msgr. John Gerald Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Gallagher +Rev. Arthur L. Garbin +Rev. Hugh M. Gloninger Mr. and Mrs. Ross Green, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Grotzinger +Ms. Helena R. Hartshorne Mr. and Mrs. Randy J. Heiser +Ms. Catherine R. Held Hershey Foods Gift Match Program +Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Hess +Rev. Edwin H. Hirt Mr. Germain J. Holtz Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J. Holtz Human Life International, Inc. Rev. Richard A. Infante Mr. John M. Javor Kattan-Ferretti Insurance Agency +Ms. Marie D. Kaul
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Luczak Rev. Gerald J. Lutz Dr. and Mrs. James R. Lynch, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Myron C. Lyon Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Lyskava His Eminence, Cardinal Adam Joseph Maida Rev. Thaddeus S. Maida Dr. Andrzej G. Groch and Ms. Cynthia Maleski Mrs. Gloria P. Manzi Mr. Jason A. Marucco Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Matthews Ms. Lisa A. McCanna Dr. and Mrs. Michael P. McCarthy
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+Rev. Hubert J. Kealy +Mr. and Mrs. Clair J. Kirsch Knights of Columbus, St. Benedict Council 905 +Rev. Msgr. Donald W. Kraus +Mr. Norbert L. Kraus Rev. Thomas E. Kredel Miss Doris E. Krumenacker +Ms. Irene H. Kruzynski Mr. and Mrs. James K. Laffey Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Leggett, Jr. +Rev. Francis M. Lynch Dr. and Mrs. James V. Maher, Jr. +Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Maher +Rev. Msgr. Augustine Marzhauser +Mr. Melvin J. Matty +Dr. John R. Mazero and Mrs. Rosemary P. Mazero Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Maziarz Mrs. Mary McCauslin +Rev. John H. McMahon +Rev. Edward F. McSweeney R. K. Mellon Family Foundation +Rev. Msgr. Alphonse G. Mihm Rev. Gerald S. Mikonis Sr. Barbara Ann Moravec Mr. and Mrs. Nick Morrison, Jr. +Mr. Roland J. Mueller and Mrs. Florein M. Mueller Mr. Richard Munsch +Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Munsch Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Murphy Nationwide Foundation Ms. Maureen S. O’Brien Ms. Rita Palguta Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Pevarnik +Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Pevarnik Mr. Howard W. Pickering Rev. Leo J. Pleban Mr. John S. Polickoski Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Pontzer PPG Industries Foundation
Ms. Jane Prengaman Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Queenan, Jr. Rev. Msgr. William R. Rathgeb +Rev. Robert J. Reardon +Ms. Adeline Reeping +Dr. Frank E. Resnik Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Reuscher +Rev. Msgr. Charles O. Rice +Ms. Philomena Rich Rossin Foundation Mr. John C. Rusnak +Ms. Bertha Salter Rev. Msgr. John R. Sasway +Mr. Thomas E. Schaut +Rev. William J. Scholz Schwab Charitable Fund Mr. Leo H. Selle Ms. Marilyn L. Selle Serra Club of Cambria County Mr. Charles Sheedy Mr. Dwayne E. Shingle +Ms. Norma A. Sirback Dr. Jane A. Slezak St. Gregory the Great Men’s Club St. Paul Seminary +Rev. Julius S. Stefurosky Mrs. Gertrudann Keddie Tatananni +Mrs. Mary E. Tepe +Miss Mary Lou M. Trancone Trixie Puff Foundation Mr. Edwin F. Vandergrift Vanguard Charitable Miss Rose M. Volpe Atty. and Mrs. Thomas G. Wagner Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Walter Washington Theological Union +Mr. Leroy Wilhelm Rev. George A. Wilt Most Rev. William J. Winter Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Wolfe Mrs. Kathleen Yanity +Rev. Msgr. Aloysius L. Zwolinski Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
Rev. Michael A. McDermott Ms. Mary E. McFadden Mrs. Constance B. McGillicuddy Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. McKeown Mr. and Mrs. John F. McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Christopher S. McMahon Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. McMullen Rev. Lawrence J. McNeil Mr. and Mrs. Neil McNulty, Sr. Mr. John McSweeney Mr. Charles W. Medlock Mr. and Mrs. Donald Melroy Mrs. Cecilia Menarchek Mr. and Mrs. George E. Mesher Atty. and Mrs. James A. Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Miller, Jr. Rev. Mr. John C. Miller, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Miltenberger Rev. Donald Miniscalco Rev. Fernando Molina-Restrepo Rev. Walter J. Moll, Jr. Rev. Matthew J. Morelli Mr. William J. Morley Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Mosso, Sr. Mrs. Joyce Motter Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Mueller Dr. Lisa C. Murcko Mr. and Mrs. James L. Murdy Mr. Thomas J. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose P. Murray Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Murtha, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. James P. Myers Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Naggy Mrs. Barbara Nakles Ms. Barbara Nalle Mr. Daniel L. Nedzinski Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Newell Mr. and Mrs. David Newingham Rev. Dam D. Nguyen Rev. Tri John-Bosco Nguyen Mr. and Mrs. David Norton Rev. Robert A. Norton Mr. Robert S. Novak Mrs. Cathy H. Nowicki Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. O’Brien Dr. John E. Occhuizzo Mr. and Mrs. Antonio D. Octavo Capt. and Mrs. Robert E. Oldani Miss Patricia Olmer Mrs. Catherine E. Olson Rev. Jeremiah T. O’Shea Very Rev. Ronald Osinski Ms. Jeanette Osorio Atty. Joseph and Dr. Mary O’Toole Our Lady of Grace Parish Mrs. Betty Pacienza Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Palguta Ms. Rita Palguta Leaven
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Scarberry Rev. James P. Schaeper Rev. Lawrence A. Schaeper Mrs. Norma P. Scherer Mr. and Mrs. James K. Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Schneider Rev. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Schuette Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Schulte Mrs. Mary Lou B. Schutz Rev. Guy W. Selvester Serra Club of Allegheny Valley Serra Club of Greensburg Mr. Ronald J. Sestili Ms. Mary Ann Settle Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Severin Atty. and Mrs. Carl T. Severini Mr. and Mrs. David W. Shaffer Mrs. Dorothy J. Shea Mr. and Mrs. William W. Shearouse, Jr. Most Rev. Gilbert I. Sheldon Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Shepler Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Sherbondy Ms. Joanne Shrum Rev. Paul R. Shuda Ms. Arlene Shull Rev. Paul S. Siebert Mr. Brian K. Silowash Mr. and Mrs. George J. Silowash Ms. Barbara E. Simpson Mr. and Mrs. James A. Sites Mr. and Mrs. Richard Skubak Mr. Matthew Slaine Mrs. Josephine M. Smart Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Bernard B. Smith Mrs. Mary O’Hare Smith Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Smith Dr. Fred L. Soisson, Jr. Mrs. Donna R. Spalla Rev. Carl A. Spishak Saints Cosmas and Damian Parish St Emma Monastery St. Januarius Parish St. Michael Parish St. Paul Parish St. Peter Parish St. Susanna Church Mr. James C. Stalder Mrs. Theresa M. Stas Mr. Edmund J. Stegner Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Stein Mrs. Celine Steinmiller Rev. Ryan L. Stenger Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Stillwagon Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Strama Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Strate Ms. Dianne P. Stumbaugh
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Paluselli Mr. Robert J. Pasquarelli Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert D. Pastor Rev. Angelo J. Patti Mr. Carl A. Paullet Ms. Delina M. Pauls Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Pauvlik Mr. Stanley C. Paviak Mrs. Hazel M. Pearsall Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Pereira Mr. and Mrs. David A. Perry, Sr. Rev. David A. Perry, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Pesavento, Jr. Mr. Stephen A. Peters Mr. Gervase J. Pevarnik, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Pevarnik Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Pfeufer Rev. Thang M. Pham Rev. Bernardo Pistone The Paul M. Sr. & Mildred F. Kridlo Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation/Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Mr. Richard A. Platt Rev. Leo J. Pleban Rev. Kevin G. Poecking Rev. Michael C. Polinek Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Polinski Mr. and Mrs. Arnold L. Pon Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Prechtl Rev. Philip P. Pribonic Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Pusateri Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Queenan, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Pietro Raimondi Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Raimondo Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Rarick Mr. Roy F. Reed Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Reuscher Mrs. Stella Ridilla Mr. Randal G. Rinier Mr. and Mrs. Marc B. Robertshaw Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Allison M. Roesch Ms. Helen Rolla Mrs. Lois H. Roos Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rosick Mr. Edmond Rosky Mrs. Barbara Rossi Rev. Nicholas J. Rouch Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Rubino Mr. and Mrs. Gregory B. Rudolph Mr. and Mrs. Abelardo Ruiz Mr. Richard A. Rutyna Mr. Robert F. Sager Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Sarneso Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Sarni Mrs. Dolores M. Sasway Rev. Thomas A. Scala
Ms. Sharon Stump-Moyer Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Sujansky Mrs. Sylvia F. Sullivan Mr. Fredrick G. Sutton Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Sutton Dr. Gerard D. Sweeney Rev. John P. Sweeney Dr. and Mrs. William J. Switala Mr. John M. Szalewicz Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Takacs Rev. Carl T. Tancredi Mrs. Gertrudann K. Tatananni Mr. and Mrs. Robert Titus Mr. Geoffrey J. Tolge and Dr. Helena Zyczynski Rev. Msgr. Samuel J. Tomaselli Mr. and Mrs. William J. Tompkins Dr. and Mrs. Michel P. Toret Luy V. Tran Mr. and Mrs. Victor R. Tranquillo Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman Mr. and Mrs. Nick J. Uliano Mr. Edward S. Ungvarsky Mr. and Mrs. Charles Urbanowicz Mr. and Mrs. Alan G. Vaina Mr. and Mrs. James J. Valvano Mr. and Mrs. Timothy E. Vaughan Rev. Michael J. Vecchio Verizon Foundation Mrs. Virginia M. Voytek Mr. John L. Wandrisco Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Warchola Mrs. Elizabeth A. Wass Mr. and Mrs. John R. Watson Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wehner Mr. Raymond Weible Rev. G. David Weikart + Rev. Jerome M. Weiksner Mr. and Mrs. William G. Weiss Rev. Richard D. Weiss Rev. Ben J. Werner Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Werneth Rev. Richard J. Wesoloski Mr. and Mrs. Harold Whisman Ms. Rita A. Wiesner Ms. Jean M. Wildauer Miss Elaine K. Wilt Ms. Mary Joan Wilt Mrs. Bernadette L. Wolff Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick G. Wood Mr. Daniel G. Wortman Ms. Pauline Wright Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Yanek Mrs. Kathleen M. Yanity Mr. Richard Yokopenic Mrs. Almanimfa Q. Zaballero Mr. Richard A. Zakour Miss Mary Diane Zelenak Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
Mrs. Dorothy Zello Mr. Martin Zidek Ms. Marjorie L. Ziegler Mr. and Mrs. Michael V. Ziemski Mr. Patrick Zrioka SEMINARY CENTURY Gifts up to $99 Mr. Samuel C. Acchione Ms. Maria C. Alphin Mrs. Margaret M. Ament Mr. Leonard F. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel J. Answine Mrs. Sheila S. Antonacci Mr. and Mrs. William J. Archick Ms. Maria S. Balagtas Mr. Frank Bartko Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Baumgratz Mrs. Rebecca G. Beard Mrs. Louise M. Bearer Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Bench, II Mr. and Mrs. James D. Bendel Mrs. Dorothy P. Bender Rev. Sylvester J. Bendzella Mrs. Nancy Berg Mr. Samuel T. Berish Mr. and Mrs. Shane Berry Ms. Theresa F. Beyer Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bible Ms. Emily Bickel Mr. Francis A. Billy Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Birsa Mr. Henry Boeckman Mr. Robert A. Bonacchi Atty. Eric Bononi and the Honorable Michele G. Bononi Mr. and Mrs. Bernard A. Borza Rev. Robert J. Boyle Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Brady Mrs. Kathleen A. Brestensky Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Bridge Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Bridges Ms. Jennifer M. Brownfield Mrs. Charlotte Burlas and + Mr. Carl D. Burlas Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Butala Ms. Elizabeth Butler Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Caffrey, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Carabin Mr. and Mrs. Vince Caruso Ms. Cathy N. Chiplis Mr. and Mrs. Chester M. Chorzempa Mr. Thomas G. Cindric Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Collins + Mr. Russell R. Companion Rev. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Concannon, Sr. Leaven
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice A. Confer Mr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Conroy, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Conte Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Coppula Mrs. Naomi S. Costello Mr. and Mrs. Gregg A. Countryman Mr. Frank J. Cristello, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William D. Crosby, Jr. Rev. Raymond G. Crosser Rev. Peter D. Crowe Mrs. Frances S. Cunningham Mr. John G. Cvetic Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Dauerer Mr. James C. Davidek Mr. and Mrs. Guy J. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Jerome DeFabo Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. DeFazio Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. DeFloria Mrs. Joanne K. DelSordo Dr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Dempsey Mr. and Mrs. Patrick H. DiNunzio Ms. Magdaline Donaldson Ms. Christina Dornauer Mrs. Dorothy M. Dubina Mrs. Joan Dunn Mrs. Loretta M. Durishan Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. Dutrow Ms. Mary L. Einloth Ms. Jane M. Eisenhour Ms. Gracita C. Estepa Rev. John T. Euker Mrs. Adele Faish Mr. James J. Falenski Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Farrell, Jr. Mrs. Jacqueline Fedryk First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 233 First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Jr. Branch 157 Mrs. Kathleen C. Fischer Mr. and Mrs. John Fittz Mr. Charles A. Florey Ms. Joanne Fulgenzi Mrs. Josie Funari Mrs. Margaret M. Gallardy Ms. Cheryl A. George Rev. John J. Gibbons Ms. Clareece Godt Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Gogol Mr. Edward M. Goldston Mr. and Mrs. Lon A. Good Mr. and Mrs. Roger J. Gorg Mr. Hugh J. Gorman Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. Goswick Dr. Beth R. Grabiak Ms. Rosemarie Gregory Mrs. Ruth B. Gregory Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Grieco Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Guidas
Ms. Lynda J. Guzik Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Haberberger Mr. George L. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Dean W. Hansen Mr. Seth Harbaugh Mrs. Gloria Harrison Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Hassenbein Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Haycisak Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hebb Mr. and Mrs. Stephen K. Herzing Mr. Edward J. Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Phil Horrell Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hrobak Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Hrosik IBM Matching Grants Program Mr. and Mrs. William T. Iglesias Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Jacobs Mrs. Shirley S. Jahn Mr. and Mrs. Francis X. Janes Ms. Andrea S. Jimenez Mr. and Mrs. James J. Jioio Mr. Roy L. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. George F. Johnston Rev. Msgr. Ralph L. Kaiser Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Kalasky Mr. and Mrs. John G. Kaufman Mrs. Beula Kestler Mr. and Mrs. Keith L. Kimball Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. King Rev. Joseph J. Kleinstuber Mr. Dennis A. Kline Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Kline Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kline Mrs. Virginia Klucz Mr. and Mrs. James K. Knapp Knights of Columbus, Fr. John T. Burns Council Knights of Columbus, Prince Demetrius Council 9622 Ms. Jeannette S. Knipling Mr. Victor S. Koslosky Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Kostelnik Mrs. Dorothy B. Kotsenas Mr. and Mrs. Warren J. Kraeuter Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Kroboth Ms. Cecelia A. Kruly Mrs. Donna J. Krumenacker Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kuhar Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Kuhn Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Kusbit Mr. Thomas J. Kuss Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Lackman Joseph F. Lagana, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Stuart K. Lamont Mr. and Mrs. Roger C. Lapson Mr. and Mrs. Regis Leach, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Leonard Mrs. Angela D. Letzeisen The Honorable and Mrs. John K. Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Lieb Mrs. Rose Marie J. Lieb Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Liles Ms. Maureen Linton Mr. William E. Llewellyn, Jr. Lt. Col. and Mrs. Roy S. Lombardo, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Lord Dr. Dawn Lorenz Mr. and Mrs. Jacinto G. Lorete Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lubash Mr. and Mrs. James M. Ludwiczak Ms. E. G. Lyon Mrs. Regina A. Macey Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Macha Mr. and Mrs. Mark Majorsky Mrs. Rose Malec Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Malley Rev. Thomas F. Manion Mrs. Anita L. Manoli Mrs. Janet Maratea Mr. and Mrs. George A. Marcinko + Mrs. Evelyn S. Marks Ms. Mary Rose Martinelli Mrs. Claudia J. Martucci Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Massari Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Matchett Ms. Cheryl M. Matta Mr. Gregory J. Maurer Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. McAndrews Mr. John McBride Mrs. Loretta McBroom Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Wesley G. McFeaters Mrs. Mary Ann McGee Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. McGreevy Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. McGregor Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. McGuigan Mrs. Mildred McGuire Ms. Virginia M. McHale Mr. Richard D. McHenry, Sr. Mrs. Mary Anne McIlwain Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Meehan Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Mendoza
Rev. Paschal Kneip Scholarship The Rev. Paschal Kneip Scholarship, an Archabbey scholarship, provides funding for monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey to attend the Seminary. In thanks, recent donors to that Archabbey Scholarship are listed here. Mr. J. Brian Kuebler Mr. and Mrs. David E. Lamb Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
Ms. Kim Metzgar Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Meyer Mr. Raymond J. Micco Ms. Geraldine Michela Mr. and Mrs. Ben E. Miedel Mr. and Mrs. David Milcheck Mr. and Mrs. William Milord Mr. and Mrs. John T. Mirabelli Mrs. Clifford Mohney Dr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Monack Ms. D. Linda Monroe Mrs. Gertrude E. Moore Mrs. Delpha Moran Barrera Mrs. Virginia V. Moretto
Mr. and Mrs. William A. O’Neil Mr. and Mrs. James P. O’Sullivan Ms. Rose Parente Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Patun Dr. and Mrs. Gabriel S. Pellathy Mr. and Mrs. John D. Peters Rev. Anthony Petracca Mr. Paul P. Petrarca Mr. Claude R. Petroy, Sr. Ms. Tina Petroy Mrs. Pauline Pfeifer Pfizer Foundation Mr. Vincent R. Piccolo Ms. Marlane Pizzi
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Morris Mr. Kenneth K. Mosack Mrs. Sandra L. Mraz Ms. Mary A. Mudron Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Murphy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Murrman, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David R. Musch Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Nagel, Sr. Ms. Dolores M. Nasser Mr. Richard Nelson Mr. Fred R. Nene and Ms. Candace Cain Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Novak Mrs. Lucille M. Nyardy
Rev. Jon J. Plavcan Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Pochet Mr. and Mrs. J. Marc Poole Ms. Nancy E. Premoshis Ms. Adoracion S. Presto Miss Mary L. Pry Mr. Francis Puskar Mr. and Mrs. M. Robert Racko Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Raishart Dr. Frank A. Ranalli Mr. and Mrs. John F. Rankin Mrs. Carmen Raymundo Mr. Edward V. Rebar Mr. and Mrs. Budne Reinke
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are loyal alumni and friends who have remembered Saint Vincent Seminary in their estate planning through
policies, trusts or annuities. Their stewardship guarantees a quality education to the future spiritual leaders of the Church. Members of the society, through January 30, 2018, are: Anonymous Mrs. Gloria Acklin Rev. Francis P. Balestino Mrs. Joan B. Ballash Mr. Victor E. Ballash Ms. Linda A. Belice Dr. Christopher Bellicini Mrs. Jill Bellicini Mr. James D. Bendel Mrs. Kathleen Bendel Rev. Donald R. Bischof Rev. Mr. Stephen E. Black Mrs. Sandra H. Black Rev. Daniel L. Blout Ms. Mary C. Bradley Rev. Donald P. Breier Rev. Jon J. Brzek Rev. Thomas J. Burke Rev. Robert R. Byrnes Mr. James A. Cherubini Rev. John R. Cindric Rev. Msgr. John A. Cippel Rev. Matthew R. Cirilli Rev. James W. Clark Mr. Robert L. Clarke Rev. Roy H. Conley Rev. Msgr. John L. Conway Leaven
Rev. Msgr. Lawrence R. Kiniry Rev. Thomas M. Kirby Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Klinzing Mrs. Susan Knoll Mr. William B. Knoll Mrs. Angeline Kosmo Mr. Tadeusz Kozminski Mrs. Anna Kozminski Miss Doris E. Krumenacker Mr. Jerome F. Kurland Rev. Msgr. Raymond W. Kutner Mr. Donald E. Mackowski, Jr. Mrs. Virginia Mackowski Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney Rev. Thomas F. Manion Mrs. Lucine Marous Rev. Mark J. Mastrian Rev. Msgr. Michael W. Matusak Rev. James P. McCormick Rev. Msgr. J. Edward McCullough Rev. Lawrence J. McNeil Rev. Mr. John C. Miller, Jr. Sr. Barbara Ann Moravec Dr. Robert R. Morrell Mrs. Robert R. Morrell Mrs. Doris Mousseau Mr. Thomas Mousseau Rev. Francis J. Murhammer Mrs. Caroline Anne O’Brien Mr. Donald R. O’Brien Ms. Katherine P. O’Brien Rev. Msgr. Maurice V. O’Connell Rev. Jeremiah T. O’Shea Miss Ann M. Pakos Mrs. Paula F. Palombo Mr. Dennis D. Perzyk Mrs. Judy Peters Mr. William J. Peters Rev. John D. Petrarulo Rev. Alexander L. Pleban Rev. Leo J. Pleban
Ms. Marie E. Corns Rev. Bernard B. Costello Rev. Stuart W. Crevcoure Mrs. Carmencita Crocenzi Dr. Francesco Crocenzi Mrs. Mary Lou Curry Rev. Edward M. Czemerda Mr. Robert E. Davis Dr. Hugh M. Dempsey Rev. John J. Detisch Rev. Anthony W. Ditto, Jr. Rev. John P. Ellias Dr. Mark Erickson Rev. William P. Feeney Mr. Matthew J. Felice Dr. Craig M. Felton Mr. Charles M. Fischer Mr. Frank B. Fuhrer Ms. Joan Fye Rev. Msgr. John Gerald Gallagher Mrs. Kathleen Gallagher Mr. Philip M. Gallagher Rev. Msgr. Arnold L. Gaus Miss Ann Gavaler Rev. Carl J. Gentile Ms. Clareece Godt Mr. Joseph A. Gombita, Jr. Mr. John E. Haag Mr. Edward P. Hager Rev. Thomas F. Hamm, Jr. Rev. John R. Haney Mrs. Joanne L. Hartzell Rev. Robert W. Herrmann Mrs. Mary T. Hershey Mr. Robert M. Hershey Mr. William B. Heubel Miss Carole J. Higgins Rev. Mark A. Hoffman Mrs. Rita R. Hunter Ms. Viola J. Kammersell Rev. Msgr. James P. Kelly
Rev. Adrian C. H. Pleus Mrs. Carol J. Pontzer Mr. Joseph H. Pontzer Rev. Philip P. Pribonic Dr. John D. Proe Rev. Msgr. William R. Rathgeb Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Saly Mr. Walter J. Samul, Jr. Rev. Msgr. John R. Sasway Rev. Thomas A. Scala Rev. David E. F. Scharf Mrs. Mary Lou B. Schutz Mr. Leo H. Selle Rev. Michael P. Sikon Dr. Jane A. Slezak Ms. Judith T. Smith Mrs. Dorothy Staffen Dr. Robert N. Staffen Ms. Donna L. Stankovich Rev. Carl T. Tancredi Mrs. Gertrudann K. Tatananni Rev. Richard G. Terdine Rev. F. Raymond Trance Rev. Gerard A. Trancone Mr. Nicholas P. Trunzo Very Rev. Thomas L. Tyler Rev. Michael J. Vecchio Mr. Roman J. Verostko Rev. Thomas A. Wagner Rev. Robert M. Washko Rev. Msgr. Mauricio W. West Mr. George A. Willinghan, Jr. Rev. George A. Wilt Ms. Janet E. Yakubco Rev. James G. Young In Memoriam + James H. Ackerman + Carolyn L. Attneave + Rev. Msgr. Andrew J. Balok Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
Mr. John A. Remark, Sr. Ms. Julia C. Revitsky Ms. Blanche A. Rhodes Mr. Mark C. Ricchini Rev. Dennis Riccitelli Mr. and Mrs. Gordon J. Rice, Jr. Mr. Carl M. Roemele Ms. Linda S. Rohol Ms. Patricia L. Rose Mrs. Margaret K. Rossi Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Ruff Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Rugalla, Jr. Ms. Maryanne Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sammarco
Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Shaver Mr. and Mrs. Patrick D. Sherry Mr. Edward D. Showalter Miss Norma Jean Simmons Mrs. Dorothy Skoloda Mr. Linus C. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smithbauer Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Smolka Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Sobota Rev. Pierre G. Sodini Mr. Daniel B. Sorg Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sorice Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Springer St. John the Baptist Church
Mr. and Mrs. David Sanchez Mrs. Eleonor Sargent Rev. Lamounte Sayers Mr. John K. Scanlon Mrs. M. G. Schall Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Schneider Mrs. Eveline Schott Mr. Richard J. Schulte Mr. O. A. Schweizer Rev. Michael J. Sciberras Rev. John A. Sedlak Mr. and Mrs. James Sekerak Mr. and Mrs. Julian J. Senko Mr. Joseph J. Seren
St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church St. Mary of the Assumption Church Mr. Ronald Stachoni Mr. Angelo Stagnaro Mr. and Mrs. George W. Steve Ms. Carolyn Stofko Mr. and Mrs. John H. Stout Ms. Ann C. Stowe Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Stumpf Mr. William Summa Mr. David P. Tarosky Mr. and Mrs. Claud W. Tatman
Guardian Society + August Battaglia + Vera Battaglia + Bernice R. Bauer + George A. Bauer + L. J. Bauer + Patricia D. Bauer + Frank W. Billock + Margaret M. Bott + Mary D. Brandle + Viola B. Bratton + RoseMary Breindel + Regis Bridge + Annette C. Brownfield + Mary S. Carey + Rev. Msgr. John T. Carter + Rev. John J. Cassella + Rev. Thomas J. Cassidy + Helen M. Cegelski + M. Dennis Cessar + Rev. Msgr. William G. Charnoki + Anna M. Chase + MaryAnn Cherubini + Rev. Stephen M. Chervenak + Russell R. Companion + Nancy J. Condron + Most Rev. William G. Connare + Rev. John B. Corbett + Stella M. Cudnik + Rev. Edward V. Curry + John A. Daum + Rev. Dominick A. DeBlasio + Rev. Anthony G. DeLuca + Michael F. Demshock + Rev. Ettore J. DeNapoli + Rev. Henry P. Dinicco + Rev. John A. Dompka + Rev. Philip J. Donatelli + Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Dravecky + Gertrude M. Erickson + Rev. Benedict W. Erkens + Helen R. Fajt Leaven
+ Rev. Edward R. Farina + Rev. Regis M. Farmer + Rev. Robert E. Feeney + Mary T. Fialkowski + Rev. Francis B. Filip + Rev. Charles M. Fink + Rev. Donald C. Fisher + Rev. John T. Flaherty + Walter Forney + Richard H. Foster + Rev. Francis H. Gallagher + Rev. Msgr. Robert P. Garland + William T. Gasper + Mary Gavaler + Rev. Cornelius E. Gildea + Mary S. Griffin + Rev. Michael T. Gubanich + Andrew R. Gurecka + Josephine D. Hagan + Mary M. Halloran + Joseph P. Hamilton + Mary Jo Hammontree + Rev. Msgr. Henry F. Hanse + Ethel C. Harvey + Anne M. Heckel + Henny Heisel + Joseph F. Heisel, Jr. + Catherine R. Held + Rev. John P. Hickey + Rev. Edward F. Higgins + Raymond W. Hill + Rev. Msgr. John F. Hogan + John W. Holtz + Robert Hunter + Rev. Thomas W. Jackson + Frank L. Jioio + Rev. Patrick J. Jones + Rev. Stanislaus J. Jozwiak + Leonarda Karawsky + Rev. Richard P. Karenbauer + Irene Karmo
+ Rev. Hubert J. Kealy + Bernard Kline + Stephen P. Kosmo + Rev. Thomas J. Kram + Irene H. Kruzynski + Rev. Wayne P. Lavin + Rev. George T. Leech + Rev. Joseph R. Lemp + Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Lenz, P.A. + Mrs. Grace Long + Rev. Francis M. Lynch + Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Maher + Rev. Joseph G. Malinak + William Marchioni + John C. Marous, Jr. + Rev. Msgr. Augustine Marzhauser + Melvin J. Matty + Catherine H. McCluskey + Charlotte P. McDonald + Most Rev. John B. McDowell + Rev. John H. McMahon + Rev. Edward F. McSweeney + Ruth M. Meier + Vincent T. Mendicino + Joseph R. Miller + Mildred Mladenick + Rev. Ronald J. Naylor + Rev. Francis A. Nazimek + Rev. Richard V. Paluse + Rev. Harry E. Parsons + Rev. E. Charles Patterson + Dorothy Petrosky + Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Pier + Rev. Francis P. Plantes + Rev. Robert J. Reardon + Mary Louise Redding + Rev. John H. Reilly + Rev. Msgr. Charles O. Rice + Philomena Rich + Rev. Geno G. Rivi
+ Rev. Thomas M. Rodgers + Dan and Margery Root + Louis Rosenberger + Rev. George E. Saladna + Rev. Richard P. Scherer + Rev. Valentine G. Sedlak + Rev. Stephen A. Sheetz + Norma A. Sirback + Rev. Charles D. Skinner + Rev. Thomas E. Smith + Rev. John P. Stack + Margaret C. Stanley + Rev. Julius S. Stefurosky + Leonard P. Straple + Gilbert A. Strittmatter + George E. Sweeney + Mary K. Tamasy + Mary E. Tepe + Katherine E. Torda + Rev. Andrew J. Turlik + Leo M. Veneskey + Rev. Francis T. Weaver + Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Weidmann + Rev. Jerome M. Weiksner + Rev. Francis C. Wildgruber + Leroy Wilhelm + Rev. John E. Wilt + Michele Wissinger + Rev. Msgr. Aloysius L. Zwolinski
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Drs. Gary and Mary Taylor Mrs. Irene S. Taylor Mrs. Rebecca Thomas Mr. and Mrs. William L. Ticknor Mr. and Mrs. Regis A. Tomsey Sr. Loretta Topper Mr. and Mrs. David J. Trentin Mrs. Myra N. Trgovac Dr. Beth A. Troy Mr. Paul W. Trunzo Mr. Robert J. Tuchman Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Tyson United Way of Westmoreland County Ms. Nancy E. Vanek Mr. James T. Varsel Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Vavro Mrs. Lynn Vietmeier Mr. and Mrs. George J. Vince Mrs. Karen Vogliano Rev. Brian L. Warchola
Mr. Ronald J. Weakland Mrs. Jeanne M. Weaver Mr. John J. Weiland, III Mr. Ronald A. Weleski Mr. and Mrs. Tim Welty Mr. Raymond W. Werthman Rev. Msgr. Mauricio W. West Mr. Stephen Wetzel Dr. and Mrs. Larry J. Whatule Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Wilson Mrs. Roberta N. Wisz Ms. Lois Wolf-Geer Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Wolford Ms. Mary Ann Wuyscik Ms. Janet E. Yakubco Mr. and Mrs. Gene R. Yanity Ms. Lesa Yeager Mrs. Carol M. Zabkar Mr. Louis M. Zecchini Mr. and Mrs. Jay D. Zelezniak Mr. John Zrioka
Bishop, Benedictines In Rome Bishop Edward Malesic and a group from the Diocese of Greensburg went to Rome recently on a pilgrimage. While there Bishop Malesic met with several Saint Vincent Benedictines, including Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., P’69, C’74, S’78, who teaches in Rome; and Father Matthew Lambert, O.S.B., S’16, and Brother Luke Hsu, O.S.B., who study in Rome; and some seminary alumni, including Father Panji Ren, S’17, and Father Jie Shi, S’17, who are enrolled in graduate programs in Rome.
Named Seminary Funds Altoona-Johnstown Scholarship Victor and Christina Ballash Memorial Scholarship Victor E. and Joan B. Ballash Scholarship Msgr. Andrew J. Balok Endowment Fund Sally Barrett Seminary Education Scholarship August J. and Vera Y. Battaglia Scholarship Fr. Henry Becker and Br. Albert Becker Scholarship Benedict Endowment Fund Benedictine Pastors Scholarship Benedictine Rectors and Professors Scholarship Rev. Matthew Benko, O.S.B. Scholarship Frank J. and Joan Hoover Bonanno Scholarship Viola B. Bratton and Francis Comer Memorial Scholarship Paul and Rosemary Breindel Scholarship John and Margaret Bridge Scholarship Cahouet Family Scholarship Rev. Aloysius D. Carasella, O.S.B. Scholarship Anna M. Chase Scholarship James and MaryAnn Cherubini Scholarship Bishop William G. Connare Scholarship Rev. J. David Crowley Scholarship Bishop Nicholas Dattilo Memorial Scholarship Marianne F. Dean Scholarship Jane and Michael Demshock Scholarship DiPadova Family Trust, James A. DiPadova Scholarship Archbishop Thomas A. Donnellan Scholarship George and Eileen Dorman Scholarship Leaven
Rev. Demetrius Dumm, O.S.B. Endowment in Biblical Studies Loretta M. Durishan Scholarship Mario J. Ferretti Memorial Scholarship Kathleen A. and Salvatore J. Franzi Scholarship Diocese of Greensburg Scholarship Kathleen Sacco Hann Scholarship William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Held Family Scholarship Charles and Catherine Held Endowment Immaculate Heart of Mary Scholarship Rev. Richard Infante Scholarship John M. Javor Scholarship Pope Saint John Paul II Scholarship Marie Kaul Benedictine Scholarship B. P. Kenna Scholarship Andrew and Amelia Kirsch Scholarship Stephen P. Kosmo Scholarship Theresa C. Kosmo and Pearl Szczygiel Scholarship Rev. Thomas J. Kram Scholarship Msgr. Paul A. Lenz Burse for Native Americans Scholarship William P. Malloy and Paul R. Whiteside Scholarship John and Alice Mazich Rector’s Endowment Fund Venerable Father Michael McGivney Education Fund Thomas J. and Margaret McKeon Munsch Scholarship Albert Murrman Memorial Fund for Hispanic Ministries
Murrman Family Fund for Intercultural Ministries Cardinal John O’Connor Scholarship Dr. Rizal V. Pangilinan Memorial Scholarship The Rachel Pevarnik Scholarship Judy & Howard Pickering Extended Family Scholarship Rev. Peter Pilarski and St. Januarius Parish Scholarship Diocese of Pittsburgh Scholarship Rev. Adrian Pleus Leadership Scholarship James A. and Mary Louise Redding Scholarship Benedict and Edna Reuscher Scholarship Msgr. Charles Owen Rice Endowment Fund John J. Rusnak Memorial Fund Rev. George E. Saladna Scholarship Honorable Bernard F. Scherer Scholarship Rev. Paulinus Selle, O.S.B. Scholarship Norma A. Sirback Scholarship St. Gregory the Great Scholarship St. Marys Church (Erie) Scholarship Steckert Memorial Scholarship George and Clara Sweeney Scholarship John V. Toner Scholarship Grace and Anthony Trancone Scholarship Sväté Písmo i Katolîcka Viera Education Fund Rev. Raymond A. Vollmer Scholarship Msgr. Francis Wagner Scholarship Wall Memorial Scholarship Atty. Gerald J. Yanity Scholarship Larry and Jean Myers Zappone Memorial Scholarship Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
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Jordan Hainsey, C’11, of the Diocese of Covington, met Pope Francis in Rome last fall.
Seminarian Meets Pope Francis
Seminarian Jordan Hainsey, C’11, of the Diocese of Covington, and Seminary faculty member Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., S’03, traveled to Rome over fall break and had the opportunity to meet with Pope Francis on Saturday, October 14. They were there with 200 members and friends of the Gebetsliga (the Emperor Karl League of Prayers), for the centenary of the initiative for peace undertaken by Pope Benedict XV and, among political leaders, supported only by Blessed Emperor Karl, with the strong desire to bring an end to the slaughter of the First World War. Hainsey and Father Boniface work with the organization dedicated to the canonization of Blessed Karl of Austria. Hainsey serves as webmaster for the organization. The website is: http://www. emperorcharles.org/. “The meeting with Pope Leaven
Francis was incredible,” Hainsey told The Messenger, diocesan newspaper. Although there were more than 200 people present, “the Holy Father took the time to personally greet every person present—a sign of his affection for the League and the person of Blessed Karl.” In the few moments he had with the Holy Father, Hainsey said he “expressed to him my thanks and support for the witness he gives to all of us studying in priestly formation.”
The group presented Pope Francis with an icon of Blessed Karl that was commissioned by the league in consultation with Hainsey, who has a degree in graphic design. The icon was written using the traditional method of prayer and fasting by Bulgarian iconographer Alexander Schelechow. The group also met with Archbishop Emeritus Fernand Franck of Luxembourg, who serves as president of the Gebetsliga, as well as Cistercian Father Marion Gruber of Heiligenkreuz Abbey, who is executive president of the organization. In Vienna they met with Archduke Georg HabsburgLothringen, the great grandson of Emperor Franz Josef. Hainsey noted how Emperor
Karl worked for peace, and spoke of the parallels between his time and the present-day. “In our troubled times we can call on him to intercede before God as we work and pray for peace. As a man of God, family, country and peace, Blessed Karl serves as the perfect model for all the faithful today who seek to grow in holiness.”
Jordan Hainsey, Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., and Suzanne Pearson of Arlington, Virginia, delegates for the Emperor Karl League of Prayers.
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MONDAY, MAY 21 - SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018 This course explores various aspects of the theory and practice of spiritual direction. Spiritual direction is a relationship that focuses on the one-on-one relationship of the directee with God. Our one-onone relationship with God began and is seen in original man, in his original solitude with God and is the foundation of every other relationship. Through the wounds inflicted by sin, historical man struggles to live fully from that relationship. The relationship of vulnerability with a spiritual director or a deeply trusted friend can help us move towards our destiny as eschatological man, when that relationship is fully healed and brought to its ultimate spousal consummation with Christ. The spiritual director supports the directee in traveling a way of prayer, purification, and illumination until arriving finally at transforming union with God. Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests, even while completing his Ph.D. in computer science at Penn State University. He became the programming manager and an on-air contributor for We Are One Body Catholic Radio in 2010 and has recorded thousands of radio programs on theology and the spiritual life. He has extensive experience as a retreat master for laity, consecrated religious, and priests. He became the director of spiritual formation for Saint Vincent Seminary in 2016. Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He earned an M.A. in philosophy at Duquesne University as well as an S.T.D. in theology and a Ph.D. in religious studies at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, where he specialized in psychology of religion. He is a psychoanalyst as well as a spiritual director and is a professor at Saint Vincent Seminary, where he also served as rector. Father Acklin is the author of The Passion of the Lamb and The Unchanging Heart of the Priesthood. Father Boniface and Father Thomas are the authors of the new book, Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father's Love.
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You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever. (Psalm 16:11). t’s not news to say that we need priests. It’s also well understood that hearing and discerning God’s call through the noise of our world is more difficult now than in the past. Yet, God will find a way. Meet Deacon Benton Clift, a seminarian from the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. By his own account, his path to Saint Vincent Seminary was unusual, but we are in unusual times for vocations. Benton was married, is a widower and has three adult children. For Benton, his path gave him the time and experience he needed to find his way here. As he puts it, “the path the Spirit needed to bring me on was full of crooked lines in order to keep me from seeing too far ahead and being scared off by the journey.” God is wise, and He knows us and gives us what we need. For Benton, this gift gives him a unique and internal peace and perspective about God’s time, patience, and love. He recalls experiencing some anxiety and concern about his children as they grew, wondering what life lessons will hold fast and anchor a child as they grow into adults. Now when he visits the sick and infirmed in his hospital and hospice work, ministerial experience he has gained at Saint Vincent, he remembers these moments and understands he did his part. God shoulders the rest. During the time he spends with people who are nearing the winter of life, he sees God’s hand helping them reflect on times they weren’t ready to hear His message of kindness, generosity, and selflessness. Now, when the material world starts to diminish, those lessons become clear. They become essential. They are a gift of God’s love. Indeed, there is a season for all things. Sometimes it takes many years for the seeds of hope to take root. God’s love is always with us and His patience and care for us never leaves. Benton realizes how much he has been blessed throughout his life. The patience that God showed to him in his life, and through the people he encounters, continues to give him peace and comfort. A valuable tool for any future priest to share with us.
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and Praise, Jesus and Mary, Goodness and Holiness, Mercy and Forgiveness, Gift and Blessings and Heaven and Eternity. There are 300 poems in the book. To obtain a copy, email Father Kriss at akriss@diopitt. org or call 724-226-4900. Father Kriss has enjoyed writing poetry since he was in grade school. Serving in the Diocese of Pittsburgh at various parishes and educational institutions, his current assignment is as pastor of
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Father Aaron J. Kriss, S’91, has written a second book of inspirational poems, Spiritual Inspirations. His first work, Celestial Thoughts, was completed in 2015. After writing his first book, Father Kriss noted, “I decided to compose a work that is purely spiritual in scope. I wanted it to be about inner growth of one’s soul and loving relationship with God and others, including the Blessed Mother Mary, the angels and the saints.” The six chapters in the book focus on those topics: Prayer
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish and School and Saint Joseph High School in Natrona Heights, and Saint Joseph Parish in Natrona. ***** A presentation on spiritual wills was given this fall as part of the Saint Vincent series on aging and spirituality. Deacon William Hisker, P’65, C’69, S’05, of the Diocese of Greensburg, Maureen Ceidro of Excela Hospice, Father Vernon Holtz, O.S.B., C’58, S’62, of Saint Vincent Archabbey and Dr. Mary Beth Spore of the Saint Vincent College School of Social Sciences, Communication and Education, discussed the new concept of spiritual wills. ***** Saint Vincent Seminary alumnus Father John Shi, S’17, is featured in a video about the Catholic Church in China. His classmate, Father Panji Ren, is also included in the video that shows their ordina-
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tion back in China last summer. The video was produced by America Magazine, and is available at this link: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=JGc75wwoces. ***** Father Justin Matro, O.S.B., S’89, and Monsignor Lawrence Kulick, C’88, S’92, recently participated in a diocesan cooking event in honor of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. The event was entitled “A Cultural Celebration of Mary, Mother of God.” The celebrity chefs prepared foods representing the diocese’s many cultures and a concert followed, with the Saint Vincent Archabbey Schola performing, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Thomas Octave, director of
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Michael Grady, Diocese of Covington, to the diaconate by Most Rev. Roger Foys, D.D., Bishop of Covington, at 10 a.m., Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption,
Brother Lawrence Machia, O.S.B., and Brother Joachim Morgan, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey, to the priesthood by Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, 10 a.m., Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Benton Clift, Diocese of Covington, to the priesthood by Most Rev. Roger Foys, D.D., Bishop of Covington, at 10 a.m., Saint Mary’s Cathedral of the Assumption in Covington. Matthew Marinelli and Michael Tabernero, Diocese of Metuchen, to the diaconate by Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen.
Brother Louis Carey, O.S.B., Saint Andrew Abbey, to the priesthood and Brother Conrad Wald, O.S.B., to the diaconate, by Most Rev. Nelson Perez, Bishop of Cleveland, 10:30 a.m., at Saint Andrew Abbey.
Brother Martinho ZevallosChavez, O.S.B.,, to the priesthood, by Most Rev. Dom Airton José dos Santos, Archbishop of Campinas, at Mosterio de São Bento, Vinhedo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
MAY 11 Sister Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., will be the speaker at the 172nd annual Saint Vincent Seminary Commencement vespers ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m. in the Archabbey Basilica. Earlier in the day a Baccalaureate Mass will be held at 11 a.m. in the Basilica. All are welcome to attend both the Mass and the Vespers service. Leaven
JUNE 8 Andrew Boyd, Diocese of Erie, to the priesthood by Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico, J.C.L., Bishop of Erie, Saint Peter Cathedral, Erie.
JULY 24 Most Rev. Jeffrey Monforton, Bishop of Steubenville, will be the celebrant and homilist at the annual Priest Day Mass, at 11 a.m. in the Archabbey Basilica.
SEPTEMBER 22 Brother David Klecker, O.S.B., to the priesthood and Brother Ignatius Camello, O.S.B., Brother Dominic Leo, O.S.B., and Andrew Yan to the diaconate, by Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of Greensburg, at 10 a.m., Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
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the diocesan choir, conducted the choir and the Westmoreland Choral Society Chamber Ensemble. Father Justin recently appeared on the Food Network television show Chopped. Pittsburgh
Father Thomas Sparacino, S’97, has become rector at Saint Paul Seminary in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. In a feature for Pittsburgh Catholic, Father Sparacino, along with the vocations director and
spiritual director, spoke about their roles in helping nurture a life of prayer and holiness in the seminarians, through daily Mass, holy hours and praying the Liturgy of the Hours. Currently the seminary has twelve men in formation. “My vision is not only for our guys to have a relationship with Jesus Christ, but to know that they are loved so that they can then go out and tell others that they are loved,” he said. ***** Father Donald Breier, S’69, was honored at the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Saint Paul Cathedral, Oakland, on January 14, for his experience and support of the Race and Reconciliation Dialogue Group that
Priest Day Celebrated Saint Vincent Archabbey and Seminary hosts Priest Day each year for alumni and friends. This year, Most Rev. Mark Bartchak, Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, was the principal celebrant and homilist. He was joined by Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, and Most Rev. William Winter, C’52, S’56, retired auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as well as Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., P’63, S’68, S’72, as concelebrants, along with priest alumni and friends. The video is available at this link: https://youtu.be/wN101aaGB0c. Leaven
Fall Formation Presentations
Fall formation talks featured Maureen Ceidro, M.A. and Jim Joyce (not pictured) speaking on the hospice care and end of life matters. Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., at right, spoke to seminarians on Campus and Young Adult Ministries. was founded with members of the cathedral, Saint Benedict the Moor and Saint Charles Lwanga parishes. Father Brier served at the Cathedral from 2004 to 2012. The group strives to foster better relations among all Catholics and those of other denominations. ***** Bishop David A. Zubik has made the following appointments: Father Joseph E. Sioli, S’96, to administrator, Saint Joan of Arc Parish, South Park Township, effective January 1. Father Sioli maintains his responsibilities as pastor of Saint Louise de Marillac Parish, Upper St. Clair. Father Jon J. Brzek, S’81, to parochial vicar, Saint Louise de Marillac Parish, Upper St. Clair, effective January 1, while maintaining his responsibilities as parochial vicar of Saint Joan of Arc Parish, South Park Township. Father Brzek has returned to the Diocese of Pittsburgh after 24 years as a Navy chaplain. Father Peter P. Murphy, C’64, S’68, has retired. He most recently served as chaplain to the Sisters of Mercy.
Father Harold E. Baily, S’69, has retired. Father Robert J. Boyle, C’59, S’63, has retired. He most recently served as administrator of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Finleyville and Saint Isaac Jogues Parish, Jefferson Hills, and chaplain of Jefferson Hospital. Father Martin R. Bartel, O.S.B., S’85, has been named administrator of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Hopewell Township, and Saint Titus Parish, Aliquippa, effective October 2. He maintains his responsibilities as pastor of Saint Francis Cabrini Parish, Center Township. Greensburg
John D. Zombar, S’16, a parishioner of Holy Cross Parish, Youngwood, was admitted to candidacy for the permanent diaconate by Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, on December 16 at Our Lady of Grace Parish, Greensburg. ***** Monsignor Larry J. Kulick, C’88, S’92, celebrated Mass and blessed the new Saint John Paul II Center this fall Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
at Saint Joseph High School, Natrona Heights. Monsignor Kulick is a 1984 graduate of the high school, vicar general of the diocese and pastor of Saint James Parish, New Alexandria. ***** Monsignor James T. Gaston, C’67, S’71, pastor of Mother of Sorrows Parish, Murrysville, was featured in a recent edition of The Catholic Accent following installation of windows replicating those of Seven Dolors Parish in his own parish. The windows illustrate the sorrows of the Blessed Mother, who is the patron of the parishes. ***** Bishop Edward C. Malesic has made the following appointments: Father Richard Ulam, S’80, is appointed administrator of Seven Dolors Parish, Yukon. Deacon William J. Hisker, P’65, C’69, S’05, has been appointed director of the Office for the Permanent Diaconate, while continuing his diaconal assignment at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish, Greensburg. Altoona-Johnstown
Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak, Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, has assigned Father Matthew Reese, S’01, as administrator of Saint Aloysius Parish, administrator of Saint Francis Xavier Parish and administrator of All Saints School, Cresson, while continuing to serve as diocesan director of vocations. He will serve in that capacity while another priest, Father Leo Arnone, is on active duty Leaven
with the United States Navy as a chaplain and is deployed overseas. Harrisburg
In the Diocese of Harrisburg, Father Paul M. Clark, S’02, was pictured in The Catholic Witness as part of the newspaper’s Red Mass Coverage. This year Bishop David A. Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh was the homilist. Father Clark is diocesan judicial vicar and pastor of Saint Matthew Parish, Dauphin, as well as spiritual director of the Saint Thomas More Society of Pennsylvania, an organization which annually sponsors the Red Mass. Bishop Zubik noted that “we have to reclaim the sacredness of language, the holiness of language, to reclaim the beauty of words, and the critical importance of how we speak to each other and how we speak about each other. We need to reclaim the beauty of words because we have made language a weapon, a vicious weapon wielded every day.” ***** Bishop Ronald W. Gainer has made the following appointments: Father Michael Rothan, S’04, to campus minister at Bucknell University. Father Steven W. Fauser, S’02, to dean of the North Lancaster Deanery. Father Fauser is pastor of Saint Peter Parish, Elizabethtown. Savannah
In the Diocese of Savannah, Father Vernon Knight, C’09, S11, was appointed by Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, O.F.M. 31
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Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed two new students for the spring 2018 semester. They are John Torres of Pedreira, Brazil and Ngu Quoc Tran of the Diocese of Metuchen. Torres is a 2001 graduate of Professor Clodoveu Barbosa High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas in 2017. His parents are Antonio Torres Farias and Lucia Galisa Torres. He is from the Diocese of Amparo, Brazil. Tran, of Highland Park, New Jersey, is a 2012 graduate of Nguyen Binh Khiem High School, An Giang, Vietnam. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from An Giang University, Vietnam. His parents are Khai Quang Tran and Bich Thi Ngoc Tran of An Giang, Vietnam. Conv., as chaplain for Columbus State University. Youngstown
Father Brian Cline, S’10, pastor of Saint Barbara Parish, Massillon, in the Diocese of Youngstown, helped the parish observe its 150th anniversary this fall. Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., was the main celebrant at a dinner at the parish in October, while Father Cline celebrated a second Mass of Thanksgiving on the date of the first parish Mass, December 19. The parish traditionally served German immigrants, and was part of the Cleveland Diocese until
1943 when the Youngstown Diocese was formed. ***** Also in the diocese, Saint Edward Parish, Youngstown, where Monsignor Robert Siffrin, a long-time member of the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents is parish administrator, recently marked its centennial. Monsignor Siffrin, who is also diocesan judicial vicar, has served at Saint Edward for twelve years. Bishop Murry also celebrated Mass there. ***** Father David Weikart, S’03, was installed as pastor of Holy Family Parish, Navarre, Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
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Linus Klucsarits, O.S.B., S06, joined the monastic community of Saint Bernard Abbey, Cullman, Alabama, in 2011, professed solemn vows in 2015, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 2017. Erie
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Marinelli noted in The Catholic Spirit, diocesan newspaper. “I got a taste of how trying it is to be on the other side of a language barrier, unable to express myself and what I am thinking and how refreshing it was to speak English with the guys,” Taberno told the newspaper staff. The two seminarians were also received as candidates for ordination by Bishop James F. Checchio during the Rite of Candidacy on December 22. They will be ordained as deacons by Bishop Checchio on May 19. ***** Father Mauricio Tabera, S’16, has become the first full-time chaplain at Immaculata High School in the Dicoese of Metuchen. He had
Diocese of Erie, conducted a sixweek Bible study at Saint Leo Magnus Parish, Ridgway, recently. Following the study the group enjoyed a homemade Italian dinner. Metuchen
Seminarians Matthew Marinelli and Michael Tabernero participated in an immersion experience to study Spanish at the Maryknoll Mission, Cochabamba, Bolivia. In addition to learning Spanish, the men worked with youths, took part in praise and worship and explored the culture of the country. “Each day, we had four hours of class, one-on-one with our professor, learning via conversational style,”
been a part-time chaplain while serving as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. But Bishop James Checchio decided to make the position full-time as part of the new diocesan position of director of Catholic identity at the diocesan high schools. Father Mauricio is responsible for sanctifying, teaching, and leading the school community to a deeper faith in Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. He will celebrate Mass in the chapel daily, work closely with the Theology Department and Campus Ministry to coordinate liturgical, devotional, prayer and retreat experiences, and meet the sacramental needs of the school community. He teaches
Ministry Of Acolyte Six seminarians from the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Erie, Metuchen and Saint Vincent Archabbey were instituted into the ministry of acolyte on October 18 by Most Rev. James Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. The acolyte is instituted to serve at the altar and to assist the priest and deacon. The seminarians were, from left, Joseph S. Uzar, Jr., Diocese of Pittsburgh; Joseph A. Petrone, Diocese of Erie; John A. Hepinger, Diocese of Erie; Brother Ignatius Camello, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey; Gustavo Rodríguez-Perez, Diocese of Metuchen and Kristian O. Sherman, Diocese of Pittsburgh. Leaven
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Bishops Participate In Formation This fall, Most Rev. Roger Foys, Bishop of the Diocese of Covington, gave a formation talk to the Seminarians on the “Expectations of Bishops for Newly-Ordained Priests.” He also celebrated Mass with the Seminary community. Bishop Edward Malesic gave a Day of Recollection to the seminarians in the fall. The group had a prayerful Holy Hour experience before the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. between three and four classes each semester. The school also has an active program to help the poor, elderly, the disadvantaged and homeless. “There is such a spirit here among our students and parents,” Father Mauricio told The Catholic Spirit. Covington
Father Britton Hennessey, S’17, was among those giving presentations to students at Newport Central Catholic High School during a Vocations Day. He told them his vocation story and spoke about what a day in the life of a priest is like. Father Matthew Cushing, S’09, was installed in the fall as pastor of All Saints Parish, Walton by Bishop Roger Foys, becoming the ninth pastor of the parish. Father Michael B. Norton, Leaven
S’13, was installed as pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Falmouth, by Bishop Foys. He is the 21st pastor of the parish, which is more than 160 years old. Father Eric L. Andriot, S’16, has been named to the Diocesan Youth Ministry Advisory Board. Father John J. Michniuk, S’12, has been named parochial vicar of Saint Joseph Parish, Cold Spring. Father Trinity Knight, S’12, has been assigned to residence at Saint Anne Retreat Center after serving as parochial vicar of Saint Joseph Parish, Cold Spring. ***** Seminarian A.J. Gedney told his vocation story in a recent edition of The Messenger, diocesan newspaper. Gedney obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the 33
University of Cincinnati and had accepted a job for a company in Indianapolis, Indiana, and loved the work, being familiar with the company as he had worked there while in college. But shortly after graduation, he attended a Mass of Thanksgiving for Father Eric Boelscher. Until that time, Gedney said, he had never given any thought to how young men become priests, but he had known Father Boelscher when the priest was a seminarian. Following the first Mass, at a party held at the Boelscher house, Gedney met another seminarian who asked him if Gedney himself had ever considered seminary. “Until that moment, at age 23, I had never given any adequate thought to the priesthood,” Gedney wrote. “I started to think about the
reasons why I couldn’t drop everything and enter seminary…. Deep down, I asked myself if I should consider seminary.” He started the job, however, and began work as an engineer, but a few months later returned to Covington to attend a friend’s wedding. While there he began considering God’s plan for him once more and he accepted, finding a great sense of peace. After making a seminary visit, he wrote that he “knew that entering seminary was the right choice.” Now in his second year of studies at Saint Vincent Seminary, Gedney said he “couldn’t be happier with my decision…. Discerning to enter the seminary was just the first step. Learning to discern God’s will for me is a skill I will use for the rest of my life.” Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
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Brother Louis Carey, O.S.B., a fourth year
seminarian from Saint Andrew Abbey, Cleveland, on the death of his father, Martin Carey, 81, on December 20, 2017. Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., S’03 on the death of his mother, Mary Hicks, on December 11, 2017. Father Vernon Holtz, O.S.B., C’58, S’62, on the death of his brother, M. Allan
Those attending the 2017 pre-theologian formation program at the Antiochian Village Special Olympics event included front, from left, Brother Robert Austin, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey; John Baumann, Diocese of Covington; Vien Nguyen and Tan Nguyen, Archdiocese of Hanoi; Dr. Lawrence Sutton, program director; back, from left, Justin Treon, Diocese of AltoonaJohnstown; A.J. Gedney, Diocese of Covington; Christopher Pujol, Diocese of Greensburg; Brother Celestine, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey. Not pictured is Brother Giles Larsen, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey.
Pre-Theologians Help With Special Olympics Deacon Lawrence Sutton, Ph.D., director of pre-theologian formation, supervised seminarians at the annual Special Olympics sports camp at Antiochian Village, Ligonier. Nine seminarians spent a week living and learning disability ministry. Over the course of the week, athletes from most of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties trained and competed in a variety of sporting activities and events. Leaven
The camp, Dr. Sutton said, “was far more than an athletic event. It was an annual reunion of athletes, friends old and new, who in many cases only have the opportunity to meet, talk and spend quality time during this event each year. “For my seminarians, it was an opportunity for them to share in the life of one of the most special weeks of the year with a group of men and women living and enjoying life who 34
Holtz, 83, of Monongahela on September 5. Barbara McAllister of the Development Office staff, on the death of her sister-in-law Susan Donoghue, on January 3, 2018. Past seminary Rector Father Timothy Whalen on the death of his brother, Father Daniel Whalen, also a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh,
share in common some sort of developmental disability.” Seminarians participated in the “immersion” experience as an aspect of ministry not often available in seminary formation. Each seminarian was assigned to a small group of athletes for the week, eating, training, and learning about one another. “Seminarians could see the special needs athletes as individuals with individual needs, who could be and needed to be ministered to at times, and who were able to celebrate all of the wonderful things which occurred during the week from the competitions, to the dances to our various outings.” The immersion experience, Dr. Sutton said, is an opportunity for the aspiring priest “to see, to experience, to live with individuals with disabling conditions in a joyful way so that as they grow into their priesthood they can recognize individuals with disabilities and see them through joyful eyes. When they are ordained, not only will they be able to recognize someone with a disability, they will be able to greet them with open arms and a wide smile.”
on November 1. Monsignor Michael Becker, on the death of his father, Mr. Clarence Becker, on February 2. Most Reverend Mark L. Bartchak, Bishop of AltoonaJohnstown, on the death of his mother, Rosemary T. Shay, at the age of 91 on February 20, 2018.
Remembering Our Alumni Deaths
Father Peter R. Pilarski, C’55, S’59, a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, on October 9, 2017. He was ordained by Bishop John J. Wright in 1959 and then assigned to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Frankstown Avenue, followed by Resurrection Parish, West Mifflin. He went on to serve in the United States Navy as a chaplain during the Vietnam War. A heavily decorated member of the Navy, he earned the rank of Captain prior to his retirement from the Archdiocese for Military Services in 1994. He spent time serving in Scotland, Italy, and nine states, including Alaska, in his chaplaincy role. He subsequently became pastor of Saint Januarius Parish until his retirement in 2011. He was an Affiliated Christian Brother and Benedictine Oblate. Spring 2018, Volume 26, Number 2
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Honoring Saint John XXIII & Saint John Paul II
His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl
is Eminence Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at a Solemn Mass of Dedication of Basilica statues honoring Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8, in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. His Excellency The Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, will concelebrate the Mass, along with Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., Seminary Chancellor and Rector Very Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B.
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Saint Vincent Seminary's Leaven for spring 2018 includes a summary of our recent reaccreditation visit by the Association of Theological Sch...
Published on Apr 3, 2018
Saint Vincent Seminary's Leaven for spring 2018 includes a summary of our recent reaccreditation visit by the Association of Theological Sch...