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,
Kathleen Murphy (’16) on integrated curriculum

“I think about the entire world differently since I have come here. I have learned certain truths, whether in the natural sciences or philosophy, that I never would have imagined I could know.”

– Kathleen Murphy (’16)

Cheshire, Connecticut

“I am deeply touched by the quality of the intellectual and spiritual formation that you offer. The study of philosophy should lead to a conviction that truth can be known, articulated, and defended. Your college shows that this is possible, and on a high level!”

– Rev. Wojciech Giertych, O.P.

Theologian of the Papal Household