Bittersweetness prevailed Saturday, May 13, as bishops, a cardinal, priests, seminarians, and their families assembled for the Class of 2023 convocation at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation. The event honored seven seminarians who are receiving bachelor’s or master’s degrees at upcoming commencement ceremonies.
The April 2008 visit by Pope Benedict XVI to the U.S., which included a three-day trip to New York, turned out to be his only journey to this country as pontiff. But according to people who remember it, the visit, while brief, left a lasting impression.
Seminaries are challenged to squeeze management training in with theological course work, which is the priority. To that end, workshops are held at St. Joseph’s Seminary and College to teach topics like stewardship, building maintenance, fundraising, and staff management, to name a few.
Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza spoke at the inaugural “Man Up New York” conference Oct. 23. St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie. Piazza shared how his Catholic faith helps him strive to be a better husband and father.
Auxiliary Bishop James Massa was officially installed as the new rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary and College during a Mass in the seminary’s chapel on the Yonkers campus on Sept. 13.