Monk Ordained to Priesthood July 12

 Br. Cajetan P. Homick, O.S.B., was ordained to the priesthood on July 12 by Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, Bishop of Greensburg at the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica.

Fr. Cajetan is the son of Paul and Patricia Homick of Brackenridge. He attended Fairmont Elementary School and is a 1987 graduate of Highlands Senior High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science, with highest honor, from Saint Vincent College in 1991 and a juris doctor degree from Duquesne Law School in 1994. He received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree, magna cum laude, from the Pontifical Ateneo di Sant’ Anselmo, Rome, Italy, in 2002. He is continuing to pursue graduate studies in canon law at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. While in Rome he served as a deacon at the U.S. Naval Base in Gaeta, Italy, during the 2002-2003 academic year.

Prior to his arrival at Saint Vincent he served as an attorney for Fried, Kane, Walters, Zuschlag and Grochmal of Pittsburgh (1994-1998); as vice president of the Catholic Cemeteries Association, Inc., of the Diocese of Pittsburgh (1996-1998) and as vice president of the Pennsylvania Fire Services Institute, Inc., Harrisburg (1996-1998). He is presently a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association.

He made simple profession of vows on July 9, 1999, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2002. He was ordained to the diaconate on July 13, 2002. He was appointed as Administrative Secretary to the Archabbot (1999-2001) and Assistant Fire Chief with the Saint Vincent Fire Department. He served as Assistant Director of the Vocation Office (1999-2000). In 2000 he was named socius of novices for the Archabbey, a position he held until 2001, when he began graduate studies in Rome.