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