Philip Catalanotto, 25, joined our novitiate on August 26, 2017. He hails from Long Island, NY.
Philip earned his bachelor's degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkhill, NY, where he studied philosophy, religious studies and communications arts. During his college years, he was active in campus ministry.
During his novitiate year, Phillip will be based at the Paulist House of Mission and Studies at St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Philip Catalanotto "signs in" as a Paulist novice on August 26, 2017.
Philip Catalanotto, center, with our other novices during Mass on August 26, 2017, at which they were official welcomed to our seminary in Washington, D.C.
On Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, Paulist seminarians Ryan Casey and Michael Hennessy made their final promises (or "final profession") to the Paulist Fathers community during a special Mass in the chapel at St. Joseph's Seminary in Washington, D.C. At the same Mass, Paulist novice Geno Flores made his first promises and the rest of our seminarians renewed their promises.
After the Mass, Jennifer Szweda Jordan collected "sound bites" of those who had attended the Mass. In this sound bite, Jennifer chats with Paulist novice Philip Catalanotto (who had just completed his first week in our novitiate):