ALUMNI DAY 2021 EVENT INFORMATION

Logistics

SCHEDULE

DATE: OCTOBER 6, 2021

  • RECTOR’S WELCOME REMARKS – 1:45 pm
  • ALUMNI LECTURE: MSGR. STEPHEN ROSSETTI, D.MIN., PH.D. – 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • BREAK – 3 pm
  • ALUMNI LECTURE Q & A – 3:15 – 3:45 pm
  • MASS – 5:15 pm
  • RECEPTION AND  AWARD DINNER – 6:15 pm​ ​​

PRICING

  • Those celebrating 1-5, 10, 25, or 50 years : $75
  • Alumni: $100
  • Other guests: $150
  • Table (8 people): $1,000
  • Sponsor a Seminarian: $100 (suggested)

Even if you are unable to attend, see different giving options that are available at the bottom of the registration form, below.

ACCOMMODATIONS

WASHINGTON RETREAT HOUSE 

  • ​Address: 4000 Harewood Rd, NE, Washington, DC 20017
  • Rates:
    • Single room with private bath: $125/night
    • Rates include breakfast and parking
    • Phone Number: (202) 529-1111

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

  • Address: 9020 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740
  • Rates:
    • Single or Double: $119/night + tax
    • Rate includes hot breakfast and parking
    • Room Block: “Theological College” until Sept. 6, 2020.
      Click for reservation link here.
    • Phone Number: (301) 441-8110

Special Guests

ALUMNI LECTURE PRESENTER: MSGR. STEPHEN ROSSETTI, D.Min., Ph.D., '84

Annual Alumni Lecture:
“Priestly Wellness and Happiness in a Time of Crisis”

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs in 1973 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the USAF. He received an M.A. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and served in Air Force intelligence. In 1980, he entered seminary at Theological College, where he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree. In 1994, he received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Boston College.

After ordination in 1984 for the Diocese of Syracuse, he served as a parish priest for five years before joining the staff at Saint Luke Institute, a treatment center in Maryland for priests and religious with addictions or psychological problems. He soon became executive vice-president and, in 1996, was made the president and CEO of the Institute. In 2009, Rossetti stepped down from that position and in 2010 joined the faculty of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He returned to Saint Luke Institute from 2013 to 2014. Since 2009, he has been the chaplain of the Washington Nationals,  2019 World Series champions.

Msgr. Rossetti, an exorcist for the Archdiocese of Washington for over 12 years, is founder and President of the St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal. The Center is a non-profit Catholic organization that prays with people who are spiritually suffering and in need of healing and deliverance.  St. Michael Center conducts spiritual education workshops and trains clergy, religious, and laity. It is committed especially to helping and supporting clergy in living healthy and holy lives. All of this is done under the mantle of the Blessed Virgin and with the protection of St. Michael and his angels.

Rossetti is an outspoken writer, lecturer, and advocate for the importance of using the insights of modern psychology in collaboration with orthodox Catholic theology. He has appeared on such television shows as Meet the Press and Larry King Live and has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the 2004 Alumnus Lifetime Service Award from Theological College.

In his Alumni Day address, “Priestly Wellness and Happiness in a Time of Crisis,” Msgr. Rossetti will present his latest research of over 1,500 priests from across the USA on the health and happiness of priests in the wake of the child abuse crisis and the pandemic.

ALUMNI MASS CELEBRANT AND ALUMNI LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT: DANIEL CARDINAL DiNARDO

 

 

METROPOLITAN ARCHBISHOP OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON

BASSELIN CLASS OF 1972

His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, S.T.L.,D.D., is the metropolitan archbishop of Galveston-Houston and pastor to its 1.7 million-plus Catholics (and the 6.2 million people within the archdiocese) and 435 priests in 146 parishes and 59 schools spread over 8,880 square miles. His seats are St. Mary Cathedral Basilica in Galveston and the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston.

Born in Steubenville, Ohio, and raised with three siblings in Castle Shannon near Pittsburgh, Cardinal DiNardo attended St. Anne Elementary School and the Jesuit-run Bishop’s Latin School before enrolling in St. Paul Seminary and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. A Basselin scholar in formation at Theological College, in 1972 he received his master’s degree in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. He received degrees in Sacred Theology from both the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome.

He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Pittsburgh on July 16, 1977, and served as parish pastor, seminary professor, spiritual director, and in the chancery. From 1984 to 1991, he worked in Rome as a staff member for the Congregation for Bishops, as director of Villa Stritch (the house for American clergy), and as adjunct professor at the Pontifical North American College. In 1991, he returned to Pittsburgh, serving as pastor to several parishes and again in the chancery.

He was appointed coadjutor bishop of Sioux City, Iowa, and ordained there as a bishop in October 1997. As his episcopal motto he adopted: “Ave Crux Spes Unica” — “Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope.” He succeeded retiring Bishop Lawrence Donald Soens of Sioux City in November of 1998.

He was named coadjutor bishop (later coadjutor archbishop) of Galveston-Houston in January 2004 and succeeded Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza on February 28, 2006. On June 29, 2006, he received the pallium from Pope Benedict XVI. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals in November of 2007 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. He was designated the titular Church of Sant’Eusebio in Rome.

As a member of the Sacred College, he served as a Cardinal-Elector in the Papal Conclave of 2013, which saw the election of Pope Francis to the See of Peter.

In November of the same year, he was elected by his brother bishops as the Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for a three-year term. Cardinal DiNardo then served as President of the USCCB, having been elected in November 2016, ending his tenure in November 2019.

Cardinal DiNardo serves on the Board of Trustees of Catholic University of America and is a member of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. He is the Grand Prior of the South West Lieutenancy of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, a papal order of Knighthood, in which he holds the rank of Knight Grand Cross. Among many other past fruitful ministries, Cardinal DiNardo served as episcopal moderator for the National Catholic Partnership for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), a position to which he brought a certain empathy, contending as he does with significant hearing loss in both ears. The NCPD offices are located in TC’s McCormick Pavilion. Over the years, for annual meetings, the Cardinal had been hosted at TC, saying Masses in the main chapel for NCPD leadership and dining in the refectory with the group while mixing with faculty and seminarians throughout his stay.

As this year’s Alumnus Lifetime Service Award recipient, Theological College recognizes his lifetime of outstanding priestly service as a pastor, exemplary leader in the community and Church, theological educator, and advocate for justice and equality in the tradition of the priests of St. Sulpice.

 

 

 

ALUMNUS LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD HONOREE: CARDINAL DANIEL DINARDO

DANIEL CARDINAL DINARDO, S.T.L., D.D.

BASSELIN CLASS OF 1972

His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the metropolitan archbishop of Galveston-Houston and pastor to its 1.7 million-plus Catholics (and the 6.2 million people within the archdiocese) and 435 priests in 146 parishes and 59 schools spread over 8,880 square miles. His seats are St. Mary Cathedral Basilica in Galveston and the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston.

A Basselin scholar in formation at Theological College for three years, in 1972 he received his master’s degree in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. His thesis was titled, “The Status of the Image in Good and Bad Rhetoric:  Plato’s Phaedrus, Gorgias, and Sophist.” He received degrees in Sacred Theology from both the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome.

He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Pittsburgh on July 16, 1977, and served as parish pastor, seminary professor, spiritual director, and in the chancery. From 1984 to 1991, he worked in Rome as a staff member for the Congregation for Bishops, as director of Villa Stritch (the house for American clergy), and as adjunct professor at the Pontifical North American College. In 1991, he returned to Pittsburgh, serving as pastor to several parishes and again in the chancery.

He was appointed coadjutor bishop of Sioux City, Iowa, and ordained there as a bishop in October 1997. As his episcopal motto he adopted: “Ave Crux Spes Unica” — “Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope.” He succeeded retiring Bishop Lawrence Donald Soens of Sioux City in November of 1998. He was named coadjutor bishop (later coadjutor archbishop) of Galveston-Houston in January 2004 and succeeded Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza on February 28, 2006. On June 29, 2006, he received the pallium from Pope Benedict XVI. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals in November of 2007 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. He was designated the titular Church of Sant’Eusebio in Rome. 

As a member of the Sacred College, he served as a Cardinal-Elector in the Papal Conclave of 2013, which saw the election of Pope Francis to the See of Peter. In November of the same year, he was elected by his brother bishops as the Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for a three-year term. Cardinal DiNardo then served as President of the USCCB, having been elected in November 2016, ending his tenure in November 2019.

Cardinal DiNardo serves on the Board of Trustees of Catholic University of America and is a member of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. He is the Grand Prior of the South West Lieutenancy of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, a papal order of Knighthood, in which he holds the rank of Knight Grand Cross. Among many other past fruitful ministries, Cardinal DiNardo served as episcopal moderator for the National Catholic Partnership for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD). The NCPD offices are located in TC’s McCormick Pavilion. Over the years, for annual meetings, the Cardinal had been hosted at TC, saying Masses in the main chapel for NCPD leadership and dining in the refectory with the group while mixing with faculty and seminarians throughout his stay.

As this year’s Alumnus Lifetime Service Award recipient, Theological College recognizes his lifetime of outstanding priestly service as a pastor, exemplary leader in the community and Church, theological educator, and advocate for justice and equality in the tradition of the priests of St. Sulpice.

​2021 REGISTRATION

We look forward to seeing you on October 6th!

 

Questions? Please contact us at (202) 756-4905 or nauman@cua.edu.

ALUMNUS LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD

The Alumnus Lifetime Service Award was instituted in 1991 to honor those alumni of Theological College who have served with distinction and humility throughout their priestly ministry “according to the Sulpician ideal ‘to live supremely for God in Christ Jesus.'”