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,
Brian Murphy (’14)

“By discussing the great books you learn how to think for yourself and how to come to your own conclusions — how to discover the truth. And it’s tremendously satisfying.”

– Brian Murphy (’14)

Cheshire, Conn.

“On behalf of the Church in Phoenix, I want to express my appreciation of the witness to Christ offered by the faculty, staff, and students of this exceptional institution, and to thank you for your love of learning and your desire to offer fitting worship to the Blessed Trinity.”

– Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted

Bishop of Phoenix