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Couple with four priests at St. Vincent’s Mission at Annual Gala
By Clay Williams 08 Nov, 2018
Faithful Friends Support St. Vincent’s Mission at Annual Gala It was a sold-out crowd on Friday, October 12th, as more than 360 gathered to celebrate and support the annual Friends of the Seminary Gala. We are so grateful for the tremendous support of Jeff and Velén Thompson, from the Diocese of St. Petersburg who chaired the event.
The evening began in St. Vincent’s Chapel with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski with the Bishops of Florida and Georgia. After Mass, the St. Vincent de Paul Award was given to Very Reverend Arthur Proulx in recognition for the witness of his life as a pastor and spiritual director; a living
testimony to the priesthood and our patron St. Vincent de Paul. Mr. Robert Shircliff was also the recipient of the award in recognition for his generous service to the Diocese of St. Augustine, Catholic education, the poor, and for his love of the priesthood.
Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres followed by a formal dinner, served by our seminarians. Both the silent and live auctions were a tremendous success.
A heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors, auction donors and attendees whose generosity contributed to this year's event. Twenty percent of our auction proceeds went to support the Diocese of Pensacola/Tallahassee as two-thirds of the diocese was severely impacted by Hurricane Michael.
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Headshot of the Rector
By Clay Williams 28 Aug, 2018
Please read Msgr. Toups' letter to the seminarians as they were preparing to return to SVDP for the fall semester.
To our dear friends and family, let us stay united in prayer during these challenging times. The Lord Jesus is with us!
Click Here to Read Full Message
Sixteen to be Ordained to Priesthood
By Clay Williams 20 Apr, 2018
As the academic year winds down at St. Vincent's, sixteen seminarians are making final preparations for their upcoming ordinations to the priesthood. This spring/summer the following seminarians will be ordained in their home dioceses. We ask you to continue to pray for these men as they journey on to shepherd the people of God faithfully and fruitfully.
Ordination of thirteen seminarians to the Transitional Diaconate
By Clay Williams 14 Apr, 2018
On Saturday, April 14, in St. Joan of Arc Church in Boca Raton, Bishop Felipe Estévez from the Diocese of St. Augustine celebrated the ordination of thirteen seminarians to the Transitional Diaconate, with more than 1000 family members, friends, clergy and seminarians. As newly ordained transitional deacons, these men will be assigned to local parishes where they will exercise their ministry as deacons on weekends during their final year of formation. Among other duties, they will be able to preach, perform baptisms, and witness marriages, as well as preside over wakes and funerals. Congratulations and prayers for the ordinands:
Archdiocese of Miami
Rev. Mr. Yonhatan A. Londoño
Rev. Mr. José E. Lopez
Rev. Mr. Martin Escamilla-Muñoz
Rev. Mr. Elkin D. Sierra
Diocese of Orlando
Rev. Mr. Derek F. Saldanha
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
Rev. Mr. Jacob M. Jaks
Diocese of St. Augustine
Rev. Mr. Nicholas E. Bennett
Rev. Mr. Matthew C. King
Rev. Mr. Eric Stelzer
Rev. Mr. Robert M. Hoffman
Diocese of St. Petersburg
Rev. Mr. Anthony J. Astrab
Rev. Mr. Joshua M. Hare
Diocese of Venice
Rev. Mr. Carlos A. Encinas
To view more pictures from the Diaconate Ordination click here .
Collage of Images of groups of people attending the festival
By Clay Williams 29 Mar, 2018
The 2018 Joe-Paddy Festival drew in quite a crowd. It was a perfect evening as over 1000 of our supporters and seminary community members celebrated the feasts of St. Joseph and St. Patrick at the 9th Annual Joe-Paddy Festival. Guests enjoyed an evening of Italian and Irish food, live entertainment and an extensive auction. The seminary community thanks our donors, volunteers and community businesses who made the event a success!
Click here for the list of community businesses who contributed generously to make the auction possible. Please patronize these businesses to let them know their support has an impact.
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A special thank you to our sponsors:
San Gennaro Sponsors
Anonymous, Coleman Family Fund, Jack & Joan Kilcoyne
Shamrock Sponsors:
Vera Ferola, April Murphy
Vino Sponsors:
Catherine Murphy
In memory of Nancy Hatton Hollerback
In memory of George Walsh
Soprano Sponsors:
Anonymous, Peter & Mary Blum, Dennis & Karen Bosso, Richard Boucher,CapTrust,
Joseph & Judith Cianciolo, The Conroy Family Charitable Fund, Siro & Roberta DeGasperis,
Richard & Melissa Delgado, Kevin & Doreen Donnelly, Walter Jakubowski, Benjamin & Rosemary Krieger, Peter & Patricia Kuhlman, Kurt & Liz Langsenkamp, Valentine & Alice Mateos, Rev. Steven Olds, Philip & Dawn Piasecki, Rev. Robert Randall, Charles Russo, Michael & Bridget Scarpinato, Theodore & Carol Shediac, Michael & Pat Starshak, Dennis & Mary Sullivan, Edward & Kate Tommey, Msgr. David Toups, John & Elizabeth Vollmer
Eleven seminarians and three faculty members at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois
By Clay Williams 16 Feb, 2018
This past weekend, eleven seminarians and three faculty members, travelled to Mundelein Seminary in Illinois, to compete in the Annual Fr. O'Malley Invitational Basketball Tournament. In its 18th year, the tournament hosts 16 seminary teams from around the country. It was an exciting weekend for the seminary community as our team took 1st place.
18 seminarians compete in 2017 Tough Mudder
By Clay Williams 11 Nov, 2017
For the sixth year in a row, St. Vincent's was represented well at the Tough Mudder in Central Florida. This 10-12 mile, military-style obstacle course is a true test of mental and physical endurance. It is not a race, but a challenge that revolves around teamwork and camaraderie. Congratulations to our three teams, 18 seminarians total, who completed the course in the record time of 3 1/2 hours!!!
65 seminarians from St. John Vianney College Seminary for the semi-annual, Major/Minor Day
By Clay Williams 01 Nov, 2017
On Friday, October 27th, St. Vincent's welcomed more than 65 seminarians from St. John Vianney College Seminary for the semi-annual, Major/Minor Day. Besides competing on the soccer fields, seminarians spent the afternoon praying together, building fraternity and support. The new rector of the college seminary, Fr. Ferdinand Santos, preached the Solemn Vespers service reminding us of the importance of fraternity. St. Vincent's took the trophy with a 6-2, win over St. John Vianney. The seminarians meet up again next semester when St. Vincent's travels to St. John Vianney in Miami.
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Two couples attending FOS
By Clay Williams 27 Oct, 2017
It was a sold-out crowd on Friday, October 2Oth, as over 350 gathered to celebrate and support the annual Friends of the Seminary Gala. We are so grateful for the tremendous support of two lovely couples from the Diocese of St. Augustine who chaired the event: Kevin and Debbie English and Sam and Diane Foley.
The evening began in St. Vincent’s Chapel with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski with all of the Bishops of Florida, Savannah, and even Haiti (11 total). After Mass, the St. Vincent de Paul Award was given to Msgr. Michael Muhr in recognition for the witness of his life as a pastor and spiritual director; a living testimony to the priesthood and our patron St. Vincent de Paul. Mrs. Lorraine Sabatella was also the recipient of the Award in recognition of her historic service to the Diocese of Palm Beach since its inception, and for her love for the priesthood and in particular of our seminary community.
Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by a formal dinner, served by our seminarians. Both the silent and live auctions were a tremendous success.
A heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors, auction donors and attendees whose generosity contributed to this year's event. Ten percent of our proceeds will go to support those who have suffered so much in the previous months in the three dioceses of our state most affected by the hurricanes (the Archdiocese of Miami, the Diocese of Venice, the Diocese of St. Augustine and Puerto Rico.)
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Collage of images of people who attended the festival
By Clay Williams 05 Apr, 2017
The 2017 Joe-Paddy Festival drew in quite a crowd. The chilly weather did not deter over 1000 friends of the seminary from enjoying an evening of Italian and Irish food, live entertainment and an extensive auction. The seminary community thanks our donors, volunteers and community businesses who made the event a success! Click here to see more photos. Password (all lower case): svdp
A special thank you to our sponsors:
Title Sponsor:
St. Lucy Catholic Church, Highland Beach
Shamrock Sponsors:
Allstar Aggregates
Jack and Joan Kilcoyne
LGL Recycling
April Murphy
St. Andrew Catholic Church, Coral Springs
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