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From left: Most Rev. William Justice, auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, Most Rev. Daniel Walsh, bishop emeritus, Diocese of Santa Rosa, Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, archbishop of San Francisco, Rev. George E. Schultze, SJ, president-rector, Most Rev. Michael C. Barber, SJ, bishop of the Diocese of Oakland, Most Rev. Myron Cotta, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento.

New president-rector, Father Schultze
installed at St. Patrick's seminary

Jesuit Father George E. Schultze made his profession of faith and oath of fidelity Aug. 21, being installed as the 17th president-rector of St. Patrick's Seminary & University, Menlo Park.

"There is no better time than this moment in history to be a Catholic priest. Our world needs you," Father Schultze said, adding, "I look forward to working closely with sending bishops and vocations directors throughout the Western U.S. to support the formation of priests and recruit more outstanding men to the vocation to the priesthood."

Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, and John Cecconi, seminary trustee.
The installation Mass was held in the seminary's historic chapel, before about 200 attendees. It marks the beginning of a new academic year at the 118-year-old seminary. St. Patrick's has an entering class of 20, the largest since 2013, and includes seminarians from eight dioceses across the West Coast and Pacific region, as well as two seminarians from Korea, a first for the institution. In all, St. Patrick's has seminarians from 11 dioceses.

Mass was celebrated by Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, archbishop of San Francisco, who also delivered the homily and performed the Rite of Installation.

"St. Patrick's has social capital, intellectual capital and above all else, spiritual capital to share with those who are near or far from us," Father Schultze said.

Father Schultze, a Mountain View native, has been on the faculty and served as a spiritual director at St. Patrick's for more than a decade. Previously, he served on the faculty and staff of the University of San Francisco, and has a degree from Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations and a doctoral degree from the University of Southern California in philosophy, theology and ethics. He serves on the board of Catholic Charities of the East Bay and is an advisor to Catholics for the Common Good.

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