Let us all wish a warm congratulations to our graduating class of 2020!
They are in order of appearance in the above photo from left to right: Rev. Mr. Ian Quito (San Francisco); Rev. Mr. Honorio Pangan, Jr. (Agaña); Rev. Mr. Benjamin Rosado (San Francisco); Rev. Mr. Junee Valencia (Agaña); Br. Francis Joseph Mary of the Most Holy Trinity Coyne, COSJ (Contemplatives of Saint Joseph); Mr. Candelario Jimenez Rosales (Oakland); Not Pictured - Rev. John Plass (Santa Rosa).
These seven young men have completed their priestly formation at St. Patrick's Seminary and are on the final path to priesthood. In fact, for one of them, that has already happened – Rev. John Plass from the Diocese of Santa Rosa. He was ordained shortly before the campus was closed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Unfortunately, the campus closure has meant an abridged semester with much of the "pomp and circumstance" lost this year. Our graduates did not have the opportunity to have a formal graduation ceremony last month. Regardless, the entire St. Patrick's community is blessed to have these young men as our newest alumni. They will make excellent priests and future leaders of our Church.
Please pray for them!