On Saturday, September 10, 2022, St. Patrick’s Seminary & University will host its 14th Annual Gala at its beautiful campus in Menlo Park, California. Once again, we look forward to welcoming you and gathering as a community united in our desire to promote vocations to the priesthood.

Every year we honor an individual or organization who models the gospel in an exemplary fashion. This year, it is our pleasure to recognize the Order of Malta Western Association. In celebrating the Order of Malta, we wish to acknowledge their dedication to the poor and the sick and to our Catholic faith. Their presence at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University has been invaluable, where the Order has supported our mission of priestly formation for many years with their time, talent, and treasure.

The two charisms of the Order are defense of the faith and to serve my lords, the poor, and the sick. Founded for the benefit of pilgrims in the 11th century by Bl. Fra’ Gerard, the Order of Malta is one of the world’s oldest Christian institutions. 900 years later, the Order serves in over 120 countries and remains on the front lines of caring for those living on the peripheries of society without regard to race or religion.

I invite you to support this year’s Gala by purchasing a table and attending with family and friends. We will also have a silent and a live auction in which you will be able to participate. The enclosed pages also list the various underwriting levels. If you cannot join us, I would kindly ask you to share this invitation with someone who you think may be interested in and able to attend the Gala.

We hope that you will join us in honoring the Order of Malta Western Association as faithful servants of God and supporters of St. Patrick’s Seminary & University. We continue to remember you in our prayers, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 10, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Martha Sheridan, DM at: martha.sheridan@stpsu.edu

You can find out more HERE.