Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our annual alumni event Priests' Day (normally held on Thanksgiving Week) was cancelled. However, the community did have a visit from a recent alumnus, Reverend Benjamin Rosado '20 of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. It was a blessing to have him return to campus as a newly-ordained priest to celebrate Holy Mass for the entire St. Patrick's on-campus community.
Fr. Ben had his Spring semester cut short by our COVID-19 measures, but he has experienced a lot since then. He was ordained along with his classmate Fr. Ian Quito on August 1 at St. Mary's Cathedral. Archbishop Cordileone appointed Fr. Ian to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Redwood City and Fr. Ben to St. Matthew Parish, San Mateo.
Fr. Ben gave a wonderful homily stressing the importance of deepening one's faith and the need to prepare oneself for encounters with Our Lord, particularly during this time of Advent. He talked about the need for reverent prayer in anticipation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It was fitting topic for Fr. Ben's return to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist in our Main Chapel.
Please enjoy some pictures of our newly-ordained alumnus, Fr. Ben Rosado.