Stop by this page to enjoy short videos & messages from Patrick!
Patrick joins St. John Neumann Parish this summer and on Thursdays in the upcoming year. To learn a bit about Patrick, please scroll down!
Enjoy these short videos with big insights! Click on the titles below:
- St. Maria Goretti (Feast Day, July 6, 2021)
- Patrick’s Vocation Story
- The Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary
I am a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where I will be entering my fourth year, Theology I, this fall. I am on track to be ordained in 2025. I am one of four siblings in my family. I grew up in Huntington Valley, PA, then moved and went to Ocean City High School, in New Jersey. I completed my undergrad studies at Penn State University in 2012. My parents moved to Schwenksville, PA in 2013, where St. Mary parish is now considered my home parish.
My discernment for the Priesthood first began when I was eight years old, when my grandmother told me that I would grow up and be a priest one day. After studying at Penn State, I seriously began to think about and feel called to a vocation to the priesthood. I discerned in religious life, with the Augustinians for a year and a half before leaving formation and entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary to continue my discernment for the diocesan priesthood. I am very happy and proud to be a seminarian for Philadelphia and feel especially blessed to be assigned here at St. John Neumann Parish, since one of my grandmother’s favorite Saints was Saint John Neumann.
I look forward to my time here at St. John Neumann Parish and to getting to know the parishioners.