St. Patrick's Seminary & University, Menlo Park, California

St. Patrick's Seminary & University, Menlo Park, California Governance: Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco and Very Rev. Mark Doherty - Interim Rector St Patrick's Seminary & University has been providing leadership in the formation of Roman Catholic priests since 1898.
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Currently, we have over 50+ seminarians from 12 dioceses on a beautiful 40-acre campus in Menlo Park, California--35 miles south of San Francisco. In the heart of Silicon Valley, we are strategically located to serve the western states. We have a very distinguished program linking the initial and continuing formation of Roman Catholic priests in an international and multi-cultural environment reflective of the populations in the West Coast communities. Most of our faculty members possess doctorates and advanced degrees and we are accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the American Theological Society ( ATS). In 1991, the Vatican recognized us as a Pontifical Seminary, acknowledging the quality of our faculty and our formation program. St. Patrick's Seminary offers the Pontifical STB degree as permitted by the Vatican in addition to the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology. To learn more about us, visit our Web site at www.stpsu.edu.

Mission: St. Patrick's Seminary & University is a Catholic educational community that forms courageous men of reflection and action who live joyous lives as priests.

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Ever wonder what it is like at a seminary? In Episode 1 of St. Pat's Chat (@stpatschat ), seminarians Chi-Nhan Vo, Nicol...
12/10/2020
Episode 1 - What do you DO at Seminary?/Advent

Ever wonder what it is like at a seminary? In Episode 1 of St. Pat's Chat (@stpatschat ), seminarians Chi-Nhan Vo, Nicolas Castoldi, and Patrick Germann share their experiences in seminary and its role in forming men to be priests. https://soundcloud.com/stpatschat/episode-1-what-do-you-do-at-seminaryadvent

Chi-Nhan Vo (Theology II), Nicolas Castoldi (Theology II), and Patrick Germann (Pre-Theology) share their experiences in seminary and its role in forming men to be priests. They then share what they

"The Apostolic Penitentiary issues a Decree granting plenary indulgences for the year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope F...
12/09/2020
Church grants plenary indulgence for year of St. Joseph - Vatican News

"The Apostolic Penitentiary issues a Decree granting plenary indulgences for the year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis on Tuesday. The special year will last from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021." https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2020-12/apostolic-penitentiary-plenary-indulgence-year-st-joseph.html

The Apostolic Penitentiary issues a Decree granting plenary indulgences for the year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis on Tuesday. The special ...

Portraits of Saints
12/09/2020

Portraits of Saints

Happy Feast Day
Saint Juan Diego
1474-1548
Feast day: December 9
Patronage: America and Natives
Saint Juan Diego was an indigenous Mexican who embraced the Catholic faith, spread by the Spanish friars, that came with Cortez. On December 9th, 1531, Our Lady appeared to him on Tepeyac Hill (Guadalupe), as he was going to Mass, asking for a church to be built on that spot. After convincing the skeptical Bishop of the authenticity of the apparition, through Mary’s miraculous image on his tilma (cloak) and Castillian roses spilling out when he opened the tilma, the Bishop had the church built. Thousands of conversions occurred, when the tilma, with Our Lady’s image on it, was processed through Mexico City. St. Juan Diego spent the rest of his life as the caretaker of the tilma and telling the story of the apparition. The tilma can be seen today in the basilica in Mexico City.
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St. Ambrose, please pray for us. May God give us the wisdom to be strong in the faith. https://ucatholic.com/saints/ambr...
12/07/2020
Saint Ambrose, Doctor of the Church | uCatholic

St. Ambrose, please pray for us. May God give us the wisdom to be strong in the faith. https://ucatholic.com/saints/ambrose/

Bishop of Milan from 374 to 397; born probably 340, at Trier, Arles, or Lyons; died 4 April, 397. He was one of the most illustrious Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and fitly chosen, together with St. Augustine, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Athanasius, to uphold the venerable Chair of the Prince....

Scott Hahn
12/03/2020

Scott Hahn

“Be great in little things.” — St. Francis Xavier

Save-the-date (12/12 in Guam, 12/11 in USA) for the livestreamed ordination from Guam of Deacon William Mamangun of the ...
12/03/2020

Save-the-date (12/12 in Guam, 12/11 in USA) for the livestreamed ordination from Guam of Deacon William Mamangun of the Archdiocese of Agana. See the details below.

Honolulu Vocations
12/02/2020

Honolulu Vocations

Please support our seminarians by giving to the SEMINARIAN EDUCATION FUND this coming weekend at Mass.

More details about the cost of financing a seminarian will be posted later.

Mahalo for your generosity!

#GivingTuesday #seminarians #formation #GodsBlessing #MahaloKeAkua #HelpSupport #FutureOfTheChurch

Looking to give on this #GivingTuesday? Please consider buying for the seminary library a book off our Amazon Wish List....
12/01/2020
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Looking to give on this #GivingTuesday? Please consider buying for the seminary library a book off our Amazon Wish List. https://a.co/4DhW1ty

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Support St. Patrick's Seminary today on #GivingTuesday by praying for our priests!
12/01/2020

Support St. Patrick's Seminary today on #GivingTuesday by praying for our priests!

Office of Vocations - Archdiocese of San Francisco
12/01/2020

Office of Vocations - Archdiocese of San Francisco

Remember to pray for and nuture the gift of vocations as you gather around the Advent wreath.

Week One:

Thank you, Lord, for all the many great and wonderful gifts you give us. Help us to live each day with joy and humility. Keep us totally dedicated to serving you. Teach us to recognize the many ways you make your Spirit known. Then help each of us to accept your gift – the grace to answer your call to form, strengthen and expand the Body of Christ. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Meditation:

“In the Church's tradition, St. Paul has always been recognized as father and teacher of those, called by the Lord, who have chosen unconditional dedication to him and to his Gospel. . . . One can say that he repeats to all consecrated men and women a forthright and affectionate invitation: Bl. Michael McGivney

"Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ" (1 Cor 11: 1).

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Tomorrow on GivingTuesday, St. Patrick's Seminary & University asks you to pray to Our Lady for our Catholic priests.  w...
11/30/2020

Tomorrow on GivingTuesday, St. Patrick's Seminary & University asks you to pray to Our Lady for our Catholic priests. www.stpsu.edu

Saint Andrew the Apostle | uCatholic
11/30/2020
Saint Andrew the Apostle | uCatholic

Saint Andrew the Apostle | uCatholic

Saint Andrew was the first disciple of Jesus. He was the younger brother of Saint Peter and was born in Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee. The brothers were fishermen by trade. Jesus called them to be his disciples by saying that he would make them “fishers of men.”

St. Pius Church, A Catholic Parish Community
11/29/2020

St. Pius Church, A Catholic Parish Community

Welcome to Advent!

This Sunday is the start of Advent.  Learn more at the link.  https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year-a...
11/29/2020
Advent 2020 - November 29 - December 24 | USCCB

This Sunday is the start of Advent. Learn more at the link. https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year-and-calendar/advent

Breadcrumb Advent 2020 November 29 - December 24 We wish you the very best this Advent season! We hope our Advent calendar will bring you inspiration and reflection this season. Enjoy the many tips and suggestions for Advent. God Bless! Download the Advent Calendar English Spanish Beginning the Chur...

St. James Intercisus, pray that we have the strength to profess our Catholic faith regardless of the consequences. https...
11/27/2020
Saint James Intercisus | uCatholic

St. James Intercisus, pray that we have the strength to profess our Catholic faith regardless of the consequences. https://ucatholic.com/saints/james-intercisus/

Saint James Intercisus was a Persian who lived in the fifth century. He was executed by having his body cut apart into 28 pieces, beginning with his fingers (hence his surname "Intercisus" - meaning "cut to pieces"), and then beheaded. All the while, he kept declaring his faith that his body would o...

Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 with our seminarians isolated on-campus.
11/27/2020

Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 with our seminarians isolated on-campus.

Office of Vocations - Archdiocese of San Francisco
11/25/2020

Office of Vocations - Archdiocese of San Francisco

Happy Feast Day of St. Catherine of Alexandria!

St. Catherine of Alexandria is a wonderful example for us to look to when we’re in need of inspiration as we confront evil in our own day, and as we work to stay virtuous while we’re on the path to our vocations.

She longed for the closest relationship possible with Christ. As we struggle to find the courage to stand up against evil in our own day, and as we try to hold fast to the paths that God is calling us to follow, let’s look to St. Catherine of Alexandria and ask for her intercession in our lives.

St. Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us!

Support St. Patrick's Seminary on #GivingTuesday December 1st by saying a prayer for our priests.
11/25/2020

Support St. Patrick's Seminary on #GivingTuesday December 1st by saying a prayer for our priests.

We are happy to introduce our first podcast from our St. Pat's Chat (@StPatsChat) podcast. We will introduce our goals, ...
11/24/2020
Episode 0 - Introduction

We are happy to introduce our first podcast from our St. Pat's Chat (@StPatsChat) podcast. We will introduce our goals, the origins of this project, our hopes and goals for the podcast. https://soundcloud.com/stpatschat/episode-0-introduction

In this episode, Pastoral Studies Department Chair Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, OP, and St. Pat's Chat Executive Producer Patrick Germann introduce themselves, the origins of this project, their hopes and goals

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Seminary of the Archdiocese of San Francisco

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 17:00
Monday 08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 12:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00

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(650) 325-5621

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