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We officially welcomed Fr. Brendan Moss, O.S.B. (St. Meinrad Archabbey) and Fr. Pat York (Diocese of Wichita) to the Conception Seminary community.  Fr. Brendan was installed as President-Rector in a very beautiful and joyful ceremony on Sunday.  He was joined by family, friends, monastic confreres of St. Meinrad, and the Conception community.  Fr. Pat takes over as Vice-Rector and Dean of Students.

I made a couple fun videos of each of the priests so that everyone can get to hear some of their interests and responses.  Check out these two videos!

Below:  Sunday’s celebrate began with Eucharist with Fr. Brendan presiding and preaching.  He took the Oath of Fidelity at Mass.oath

After Mass, all gathered for a festive banquet meal.banquet

After the banquet, there was the opportunity for guests and benefactors to take a tour of the seminary residence floors.  The Inauguration, which included an academic procession, took place at 1:30 PM.basilica
Below:  Abbot Gregory installs Fr. Brendan as President-Rector.

Above:  Fr. Brendan addresses all who were assembled.
Below:  Fr. Brendan, Abbot Gregory, and Archbishop Jerome sing the closing hymn of thanksgiving.three