BOYNTON BEACH, FL.
Monsignor Keith R. Brennan, Rector-President of St.
Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, has announced
that the seminary will hold its 47th
Commencement Exercises on May 6, 2010 at
7:00 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Chapel on
Archbishop John C. Favalora, of the Archdiocese of
Miami will preside over the ceremony. The
commencement speech will be given by Sr. Maureen
Grady, CSC, D. Min. former Director of Field
Ministry at St. Vincent de Paul, and presently
Fellow of Center for Women’s Intercultural
Leadership at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame,
The degree of Master of Divinity is to be conferred
upon the following:
Archdiocese of Miami - Rev. Mr.
Jesús S. Medina, Rev. Mr. Giovanni de Jesús Peña,
Rev. Mr. Luís A. Rivero,
Rev. Mr. Armando Tolosa
Diocese of Charleston – Rev. Mr.
Richard W. Jackson
Diocese of Pensacola/Tallahassee
– Rev. Robert J. Johnson, Rev. MR. Christopher
LeBlanc, Rev. Mr. Kevin M. McQuone, Rev. Mr.
Michael J. Nixon
Diocese of St. Petersburg – Rev.
Mr. Dominic J. Corona, Rev. Mr. Dayan Machado
Diocese of Venice – Rev. Paul R.
D’Angelo, Rev. Mr. Russell E. Ruggiero
The degree of Master of Arts will also be conferred
upon the following students: Rev. Mr. Kevin McQuone,
Rev. Mr. Michael J. Nixon, Rev. Mr. Luís A.. Rivero,
Mr. Steven K. Dove, Deacon David C. Hankle, Mr.
Robert J. Rodríguez, Mr. Matthew D. Stewart, Ms.
Kyle E. Stewart.
certificate of Diaconal Studies will be awarded to
the flowing students: Mr. Matthew T. Barlett, Mr.
Gerald Bott, and Mr. Angel R. Rivera.
“Please join with me in congratulating our Class of
2010 and pray that they may each provide many years
of faithful service in ministry to the people of
God,” said Monsignor Brennan.
For a detailed ordination schedule which includes
dates, times and locations, please visit
Since its founding in 1963 St. Vincent has granted
degrees to nearly 500 priests who have gone on to
serve parishes throughout Florida, Georgia, Puerto
Rico and elsewhere. The only bi-lingual
multicultural theologate in the southeastern U.S.,
St. Vincent is also a free standing, graduate
professional school of theology committed to
providing continuing education for clergy, religious
and laypersons of all denominations. The seminary
is owned by the seven dioceses of the Roman Catholic
Church in Florida.