Audio: Memorial Service for Tutor Michael J. Paietta (’83)

On Saturday, April 21, the students and faculty of Thomas Aquinas College joined with friends and family of Michael J. Paietta (’83) to pray for and to remember the longtime tutor. Chaplain and fellow alumnus Rev. Hildebrand Garceau, O.Praem. (’78), offered a memorial Mass in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, followed by a luncheon at St. Joseph Commons. Several members of the College faculty and Mr. Paietta’s mother, Kay, spoke at the luncheon; audio is available below:


Re. Hildebrand Garceau, O.Praem. ('78) Memorial Mass Homily
Rev. Hildebrand Garceau, O.Praem. (’78)
Dr. Ronald P. McArthur Dr. Ronald P. McArthur
Founding President and Senior Tutor
Peter L. DeLuca
Founder, Vice President, and Tutor
Dr. John W. Neumayr
Founder and Senior Tutor
Dr. Gregory L. Froelich (’83)
Colleague and Classmate of Mr. Paietta
Dr. Brian T. Kelly
Dr. Michael F. McLean
Kay Paietta
Mr. Paietta’s Mother




Michael J. Paietta,
Aileen McCarthy (’14)

“We’re aiming for the truth in all we learn here, and developing the skills to apply that truth. This formation will keep me strong for life.”

– Aileen McCarthy (’14)

Gallup, N.M.

“I admire this college and your faithfulness to the Church’s mission for higher education and the New Evangelization.”

– The Most Rev. José H. Gomez

Archbishop of Los Angeles