LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Most Rev. David A. Zubik, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General and General Secretary of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, will be the main speaker at the annual Scholarship Dinner of Saint Vincent Seminary. The dinner will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at Churchill Valley Country Club. The annual event helps provide scholarship aid for students who are preparing to be priests. According to Very Rev. Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Rector, “Saint Vincent Seminary has been preparing priests for the Church for 154 years. We are grateful for the prayers and for the support which enables us to continue this tradition of educating and preparing our future priests for pastoral service in the Church.”
The donation for the scholarship dinner is $60 per person or $600 for a reserved table of ten people. For additional information and to make reservations for the dinner, call the Seminary Development Office at 724-537-4552.
Bishop Zubik, of Sewickley, attended Saint Stanislaus Elementary School and Saint Veronica High School, Ambridge, before entering Saint Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh. He received an undergraduate degree from Duquesne University in 1971 and went on to study at Saint Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md., where he earned a degree in theology.
Ordained a priest by Bishop Vincent M. Leonard on May 3, 1975, Bishop Zubik then served as Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart Parish, Shadyside, until 1980. At that time he was assigned as Vice Principal at Quigley Catholic High School in Baden as well as Chaplain at the Sisters of Saint Joseph Motherhouse and Chaplain to the students at Mount Gallitzin Academy. At the same time, he began graduate studies in the School of Education at Duquesne University where he graduated with a master’s degree in education administration in 1982.
In 1987 Bishop Zubik was appointed Administrative Secretary by His Eminence Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, the Bishop of Pittsburgh at that time.
In 1988 he was appointed Administrative Secretary and Master of Ceremonies to Bishop Donald Wuerl and served in that capacity until 1991 when he began his service as Director of Clergy Personnel. He was named Associate General Secretary and Chancellor of the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1995 and on January 1, 1996 became Vicar General and General Secretary. As General Secretary, Bishop Zubik is responsible for the administration of the diocesan central offices.
Bishop Zubik was ordained auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh on April 6, 1997 at Saint Paul Cathedral.
He also served as adjunct spiritual director at Saint Paul Seminary from 1984 to 1991 and as associate spiritual director at Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, from 1989 to 1996.
Bishop Zubik is Bishop Wuerl’s personal representative to the Administrative Board of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and a member of the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. He is also President of the Diocesan Finance Council and President of the Catholic Institute of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Bishop Zubik is presently a member of the Duquesne University Board of Directors, the Duquesne University Academic Affairs Committee, the Diocese of Pittsburgh Priest Council, Board of Diocesan Consultors, Priest Personnel Board, Catholic Charities Board and Saint Paul Seminary Advisory Board, along with the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Cemeteries Association, Pittsburgh Catholic Publishing Associates, Diocesan Building Commission, Diocesan Pastoral Council, and Chimbote Foundation.
On the national level, Bishop Zubik is a member of the National Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Priestly Formation and currently is a nominee to serve on the Committee on Priestly Life and Ministry.
He is Chaplain to the Sisters of the Holy Spirit in Ross Township where he is in residence.
Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, has graduated and prepared more than 2,400 men for the priesthood since its founding by Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B., in 1846.