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News Archive (2003)

Seven Saint Vincent Seminarians in Rite of Candidacy

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Seven Saint Vincent seminarians from three dioceses and archdioceses and one abbey were admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders on November 17 by the Most Rev. Bernard W. Schmitt, Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. Read More

Seminarians Installed to Ministry of Acolyte

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Sixteen seminarians from seven dioceses and seven religious communities were installed in the Ministry of Acolyte on October 27 at Saint Vincent Seminary. The Most Rev. Joseph Kurtz, D.D., Bishop of Knoxville, presided over the installation, held at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Latrobe.Installed were Br. Maurus Mount, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey; Timothy Kruthaupt and Alan Polczynski, Diocese of Greensburg; Joseph Carr, Diocese of Pittsburgh; Douglas Ondeck, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston; James Campbell, Diocese of Erie; Keith Heise, Diocese of Columbus; Aron Maghsoudi and Charles Ugo, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown; Mark Gallipeau and Br. Gabriel Rapisarda, C.M.M.I., members of religious orders from the Diocese of Steubenville; H. Alejandro Ayala, Diocese of Charlotte; Br. Marion Charboneau, O.S.B., Saint Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison, Kansas; Br. Paul Paproski, O.S.B., Saint Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan, Canada; Br. Marcel Longe, O.S.B., Saint Andrew Abbey, Cleveland, Ohio; Br. Mark Purcell, O.S.B., Mary Mother of the Church Abbey, Richmond, Virginia.The acolyte is appointed to attend to the service of the altar and to assist the deacon and the priest in liturgical celebrations, especially the Mass. He is also permitted to distribute communion as an extraordinary minister. Read More
Seminary Names New Associate Dean of Human  Formation

Seminary Names New Associate Dean of Human Formation

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Very Rev. Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Rector, has announced the appointment of Rev. Kevin J. Dominik, of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as Associate Dean of Human Formation. Read More
Seminary Names New Vice Rector

Seminary Names New Vice Rector

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Father Justin M. Matro, O.S.B., has been named Vice Rector and Dean of Human Formation of the Seminary. He has been an instructor at the Seminary from 1990 to 1999, when he was named to the regular faculty. He previously served in the seminary administration as Director of Spiritual Life, and from 2000 to 2003 he was Vocation Director for Saint Vincent Archabbey. Read More
Seminary Names New Interim Director of Pastoral Formation

Seminary Names New Interim Director of Pastoral Formation

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Mrs. Ellen P. Cavanaugh has been named Interim Director of Pastoral Formation. She will direct field education, the placement and supervision of seminarians in a variety of community and parish work, and teach Pastoral Theology during the next academic year. The Pastoral Formation Program at the Seminary engages students actively in parish and other ministries under the supervision of qualified priests, religious, and lay professionals. The practicum experiences build upon the pastoral foundation inherent in the entire curriculum. Weekly theological reflection is integral to individual ministry experiences. The Director of Pastoral Formation works closely with parish clergy and laity in developing the ministry of seminarians. Read More
Seminary Names New Director of Spiritual Formation

Seminary Names New Director of Spiritual Formation

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Rev. Charles A. Byrd, Jr., a priest of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, has been named Director of Spiritual Formation. He is a 1982 graduate of Newman High School, Georgia, and received a diploma in advertising from the Portfolio Center, Atlanta, in 1985. He had an eleven-year career in advertising in Louisville, Kentucky, and Atlanta, before beginning studies for the priesthood. Read More
Steubenville Bishop Speaker at Alumni Day

Steubenville Bishop Speaker at Alumni Day

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Steubenville, was the principal celebrant and homilist at the Annual Alumni Day Mass and Banquet, held Wednesday, October 8. Read More

Seminary Welcomes 17 New Ordination Students

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed 17 new ordination students in its degree programs for the 2003-2004 school year and three lay students into the Master of Arts degree program. The new ordination students are from nine archdioceses and dioceses and four religious communities. Total enrollment is 90 for the fall semester, including 14 lay men and women New ordination students, depending on their previous fields of study, will take up to two years of pre-theology course work, or enter into the four-year theology program before ordination. Saint Vincent Seminary offers the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts and Bachelor in Sacred Theology degrees. The Seminary community now includes students from 14 dioceses and archdioceses, 9 Benedictine monasteries and 5 other religious communities. Read More
Saint Vincent Seminary Honors Knights of Columbus Leader

Saint Vincent Seminary Honors Knights of Columbus Leader

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Twenty seminarians received degrees at Saint Vincent Seminary’s annual commencement held on Friday, May 9. The Honorable Carl A. Anderson, J.D., Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, received an honorary doctorate and gave the commencement address. Read More

Seminarians Ordained to Diaconate April 12

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Eight seminarians attending Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, were ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, April 12, by Most Rev. J. Kevin Boland, D.D., Bishop of Savannah, at the Archabbey Basilica. Read More
Summer School Courses at Saint Vincent Seminary

Summer School Courses at Saint Vincent Seminary

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — There will be two graduate-level classes offered at Saint Vincent Seminary in two sessions this summer. Dr. Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan will teach “The Synoptic Gospels” from May 19 to June 12, while Fr. Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., will offer “Christology and Trinity” from June 23 to July 17. Read More

Seminarians Installed to Ministry of Lector

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Twenty-four seminarians from Saint Vincent Seminary were installed in the Ministry of Lector on March 10 by Most Rev. William J. Winter, S.T.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh. Read More


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