As some of you might know, some time ago, I established a commission to study and recommend to me which seminary would best serve our local Church in the preparation of our seminarians for ordination to the priesthood. The commission has recently completed its work. Today, I want to share with you that I have decided to transfer current seminarians and send our future seminarians to the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago, which has an excellent program of spiritual, academic and pastoral preparation. This transfer will occur at the beginning of the next academic year.

Please join me in keeping our seminarians in your prayers at this time and during the transition to Mundelein.

With every best wish and kind regard, I remain,

Sincerely yours,
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Patrick J. McGrath
Bishop of San Jose