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Saint John the Baptist Students Visit Saint Patrick’s Seminary

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The entire 5th grade class joins their parent volunteer chaperone and Gail McHugh, vice-principal (top row, 2nd from the left) and Sister Tess Diana (top row, 5th from the right).
The entire 5th grade class joins their parent volunteer chaperone and Gail McHugh, vice-principal (top row, 2nd from the left) and Sister Tess Diana (top row, 5th from the right).
The entire 5th grade class joins their parent volunteer chaperone and Gail McHugh, vice-principal (top row, 2nd from the left) and Sister Tess Diana (top row, 5th from the right).

To promote Vocation Awareness among the youth in the Diocese of San Jose, on April 11, Saint Patrick’s Seminary invited 5th grade students to visit and meet the seminarians.

Sister Tess Diana, an Augustinian Recollect Sister, responded to this invitation and brought her 5th grade class from Saint John the Baptist School. The students were met by one of Diocese of San Jose’s seminarians, Edgar Elamparo, and were given a most wonderful tour of their breathtaking chapel, library, and refectory where the priests and seminarians gather for meals. The students were also invited to think deeply about their relationship with God and what He is calling them to do in their lives.

The 5th graders also spent the day in quiet prayer, celebrated Mass, and ended their day with a fun, challenging game of dodge ball with many of the other seminarians. Through all of these wonderful experiences the students left with a sense of awe and wonder at what a great God we have and were excited about spending time with God and discerning where His call will lead them.