Father Tom Burke is one of two Co-Vocation Directors of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Fr. Tom is Parochial Vicar of St. Paul Cathedral in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Among Fr. Tomís responsibilities as co-vocation director is assisting those men who are in high school discerning a possible vocation to the diocesan priesthood. This is called the High School Program.
The Bishop's Latin School Alumni Association again hosted a Mass, luncheon, and tour of St Anthony's Chapel in Troy Hill. The last two years, many of the high school affiliates and their families attended the Mass, tour, and luncheon at Most Holy Name rectory. BLS Alum, Fr Dave Schorr ('65) led the tour of the chapel and answered many questions about the relics.
The High School Program is a gathering of young men discerning priesthood that meets four times a year; two Sunday Open Houses in the fall semester, and two in the spring semester. The High School Open House consists of Sunday Mass with the seminarians, a delicious brunch, and a discussion session. Parents and siblings of the students are also welcomed.
If you are interested in contacting Fr. Tom Burke concerning the High School Program,
contact him at 412-456-3123
St. Paul Cathedral Parish at
412-621-4951 ext 13
or e-mail him at
After Mass, seminarian Eric Campbell and Deacon Mike Ruffalo talked about their vocations.
After Fr. Dave's tour, there was a brief gathering for introductions and congratulations.
Fr. Dave Schorr, Fr Tom Burke, Deacon Mike Ruffalo
Fr. Dave Schorr spoke of his vocation and then began the tour of the Chapel.
Fr. Dave Schorr reviewed the history of St Anthony's Chapel, the nearly life-sized Stations of the Cross, the relics, the stained glass windows, and even the chandelier.