Seton Hall University

An Evening with Father Leo Patalinghug, "The Cooking Priest"

Fr. Leo Patalinghug

The Department of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University is pleased to invite you to the Second Annual Monsignor James Cafone Memorial Lecture, featuring Father Leo Patalinghug.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Dougherty University Center

Father Leo will cook and discuss the philosophy of Grace Before Meals, which is a movement to bring families back to the dinner table - away from work, school, TV, games, and many other distractions - to share a delicious meal together, communicate and love one another and be nourished body, mind, and soul. How? With easy lessons, tasty recipes and reasons to come together and share in the love that only a family or friend can provide.

Father Leo will also do a book signing after the presentation; his cookbooks, Grace Before Meals and Spicing Up Married Life, and his most recent book, Epic Food Fight, will be available for purchase at the event.

James Cafone Monsignor James M. Cafone, S.T.D.

What better way to honor Msgr. Cafone than by combining his desire to share his love of the Church and Catholic mission of the University, with his joy in bringing people together through sharing their time, conversation and good food.


All are welcome and invited, and admission is free. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To R.S.V.P., simply do one of the following:

  • Simply fill out the form on the right,
  • Call Gloria Aroneo M.B.A at (973) 275-2808, or
  • E-mail Gloria Aroneo at

About the Speaker:

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Father Leo Patalinghug is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei (The Will of God). Fr. Leo is also the founder, host, and director of Grace Before Meals, an international apostolate to help strengthen families and relationship through God's gift of a family-cooked meal.

He has appeared on PBS, ABC, CBS and The Food Network, where he defeated a world famous chef in "Throwdown with Bobby Flay."

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