Fr. Ed Griswold
Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly of the Diocese of Wilmington. On the far left is Rev. Mr. José Carvajal (Diocese of Worcester MA); on the far right is Rev. Mr. Michael Preston (Diocese of Wilmington).
Left to right: Fr. Tom Hurst, PSS (Former President Rector), Fr. Ed Griswold, and Fr. Phillip J. Brown (President Rector).
St. Mary’s Seminary & University celebrated its annual Alumni Days October 22, 2020, meeting virtually for the first time in light of the pandemic. Over 100 alumni throughout the country and internationally joined the celebration.
Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly celebrated the liturgy for the community and for the live-stream audience. Bishop Malooly was celebrating his 50th anniversary of ordination with his class of 1970 (which includes Fr. Tom Ulshafer, PSS, and Fr. Mike Barré, PSS).
Fr. Ed Griswold (SMSU 1972) was the homilist. In the program following Mass, Fr. Phillip J. Brown, President Rector, surprised Fr. Ed by announcing that he was the recipient of the Robert F. Leavitt Award for Excellence in Pastoral Leadership.
Fr. Tom Hurst, PSS, introduced Fr. Ed and outlined his many achievements, especially his last 12 years as a faculty member, Director of the Pastoral Program, and Vice Rector at his alma mater.