Ordinations to the Diaconate and Priesthood

June 03, 2016
STAS, Winona, MN

Please join us in Winona as St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary will host the final major ordinations to the diaconate and priesthood on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, June 3, 2016

An unique occasion

For the last time, the ordination will take place in Winona, MN prior to the seminary's move to Dillwyn, Virginia.

Join us for the celebration of the priesthood and in thanksgiving to Our Lady for so many graces received during these 28 years of presence of St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona.

Schedule of the day

June 3, 2016: Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

9:00am   Pontifical Mass by Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta
Lunch: the seminary will be unable to offer a buffet lunch to all as in the past
              2nd Vespers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Benediction
7:00pm  Banquet at the Seminary with slide-show (28 years of memories)
9:00pm  Candlelit Procession of Thanksgiving to Our Lady and Compline

A special banquet

To celebrate with gratitude the 28 years of the presence of St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary at Winona, please join us for an evening Banquet on Friday June 3, 2016. We will be presenting a slide-show celebrating these 28 years at the end of the meal.
Cost: $25 per person, $45 per couple on first come, first serve basis.
Please make your reservation only at: 816-733-2500.
Limited seating!

7 deacons to be ordained priests

St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary is pleased to announce the ordination of:

  • Rev. Mr. Andrew Dwyer of Albuquerque, NM
  • Rev. Mr. Brandon Haenny of Highland, IN
  • Rev. Mr. Patrick Kimball of Camillus, NY
  • Rev. Mr. Paul-Isaac Franks of Nottingham, England
  • Rev. Mr. Reid Hennick of Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Rev. Mr. Francis Palmquist of Belmont, NC
  • Rev. Mr. James Trummer of Saranac Lake, NY

Please participate in the preparatory novena to the Holy Ghost.

A special picture book

St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary 1988-2016: The Winona Years tells the story of this historic site. An abundance of photographs, facts and figures, anecdotes, and quotes to capture the essence of seminary life and to celebrate the events and people that have shaped this community.

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Consider becoming a benefactor

Please continue to pray for the construction progress of our new seminary in Dillwyn, Virginia and please consider becoming a benefactor to be a part of the history.

St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

21077 Quarry Hill Rd.
Winona, MN 55987