Paulist seminarian Philip Catalanotto, 26, joined the Paulist novitiate on August 26, 2017, and made his first promise to our missionary society on August 31, 2018.
The son of Jerry and Victoria Catalanotto, he hails from Wantagh, NY, on Long Island.
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.
Phillip lives at the Paulist House of Mission and Studies at St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, D.C., and is pursuing his master's degree at the Catholic University of America.
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.
After the Mass, Jennifer Szweda Jordan collected "sound bites" of those who had attended the Mass. In this sound bite, Jennifer chats with then-novice Philip Catalanotto (who had just completed his first week in our novitiate):