[dropcaps] T [/dropcaps] his past Friday September 4th the Duncanville Knights headed out to Holy Trinity Seminary of Dallas once again to show our appreciation for the young men who are making the lifetime commitment to the catholic vocations. Traditionally we provide their Friday evening meals twice per year, in the spring and fall and we’ve been serving them near the pool area on the back side of the building. This time however, the location was changed to the front yard area due to construction, and there were plenty of picnic tables, a nice large lawn area set up with games like bean bag toss and ring toss, frisbee throwing and much to our delight, the spirit of happiness was completed by the addition of classic rock music playing loudly enough to be heard around the whole campus. Yes, the music of Journey, Stix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Eagles as well as other great classic rock bands really created a party atmosphere and added to the overall feeling of a well deserved celebration for these outstanding young men in training to be the spiritual leaders of future generations (see video below). In case you didn’t know our council also sponsors two of these young men with annual scholarships.
As you can probably tell by the pictures there were plenty of burgers and hot dogs consumed by more than 80 people including faculty and office staff of Holy Trinity Seminary of Dallas. Present along with the 74 seminarian students were some of the seminary leadership among them the Very Rev. James Swift, Rector; Rev. Keith Koehl, Vice Rector; Rev. John F. Clark, Spiritual Director, and Rev. Ronald Ramson, Spiritual Director; Mrs. Nancy Asmus, Director of Advancement and Mrs. Therese Frank, Director of Pastoral Formation. In 1965 Bishop Thomas K. Gorman established Holy Trinity Seminary in association with the University of Dallas in order that seminarians might receive human formation and a sound education within the Catholic intellectual tradition provided by the curriculum and student life of the University.
A Day in the Life of a Catholic Seminarian (video)
The Holy Trinity Seminary mission:
Bishop Farrell has emphasized that the mission of Holy Trinity Seminary is not simply a local enterprise for educating priests exclusively for Texas; rather Holy Trinity Seminary is called to offer excellence in human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation for young men from around the United States in service to the Universal Church.