Holy Trinity Seminary Cookout
It has been a couple of years since we had the privilege of preparing and serving a meal for the students, faculty and staff of Holy Trinity Seminary, due to the pandemic, and what a difference two years make. The improvement to the grounds and the building are tremendous. Gone is the olympic size outdoor swimming pool and in its place sits an outdoor basketball court. The best improvement however is indoors, in the second story dining hall, kitchen and outdoor deck that overlooks the west and some heavenly sunsets. All of the seminarians we spoke to say they are thrilled to be able to live and hang out in such a lively environment, clearly designed with young people in mind.
Among the faculty of the seminary in attendance were Very Reverend James Swift, Rector; Reverend Vincent Anyama, Vice Rector; Reverend Zachary Webb, Associate Director of Formation; and Reverend Kevin Wilwert, Associate Director of Formation.
The Spes Gregis Benefit event, the main fundraiser for the seminary is scheduled for Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 6 PM.
The benefit will be held on campus this year in the Cardinal Farrell Student Center, so seating is limited… the benefit will also be livestreamed so everyone can attend virtually.Holy Trinity Seminary
We came out to the Seminary on Friday, October 8, 2021 to grill and serve burgers and hot dogs with all the fixings as the main evening meal at 5:30 PM for at least 60 people. The A Team from our council that attended included, James Smith, Jack Ramsden, Keith and Mary Archer, Efrain Ochoa, Robby Zablan, Mike Fitzgerald, John Balasa, and GK Jorge Ruiz. The event had been coordinated long distance by our Community Director, Dan Murphy, over a few months ago.
We came bearing gifts, and besides the meal we prepared we also brought with us a donation of 24 cases of Frito Lay products packed in variety packs and a few cases of Hint flavored water, all of which was received very well. But the highlight of our gifts had to be the 49 statuettes of Pope Francis and the ring rosaries provided by our brother SK Keith Archer, who assured everyone that if needed, more could be acquired.
I have to say we had a great time hanging out with our young friends and it’s good to see the enthusiasm they have for their chosen vocation.