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“Now we have seven new priests…”

June 04, 2017

“Today is a day of great joy for all of us in the family of God in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles,” said Archbishop José Gomez as he ordained seven St. John’s seminarians.  These are among our 18 seminarians who are being ordained for priestly service in the dioceses and religious orders served by St. John’s. We join the Archbishop in giving thanks for our new priests: Fr. Juan...

Remembering Archbishop George Niederauer

May 07, 2017

  St. John’s Seminary remembers with our prayers Archbishop George Niederauer, one of our beloved past rectors.  Archbishop Niederauer passed into eternal life on May 2, 2017. He first served St. John’s as an English professor and spiritual director. During his years with us, he was named a Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II, with the title of Monsignor.  He was appointed our r...

Easter Blesssings!

April 17, 2017

The seminarians, leadership, faculty and staff of St. John's Seminary extend our wishes for a joyful and hope-filled Easter season to you!  He is risen!...

We’re Grateful for Our Priests

April 13, 2017

  On this day when parishes bless their priests, we are honored to acknowledge the wonderful priests who serve our students: Msgr. Marc Trudeau; rector; Fr. Rodel Balagtas, vice rector; Fr. Eugenio Cardenas; spiritual director; Fr. Gustavo Castillo, director of spiritual formation; Fr. Tim Klosterman, director of students and human formation; and Fr. Thinh Pham, director of liturgy.  The ...

Join us for a Discussion on “Challenges Facing Latinos in America.”

April 06, 2017

St. John's Seminary invites you to join us for a talk on the "Challenges Facing Latinos in America" by Bishop Jorge Rodriguez.  He is the auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Denver. The presentation will be held on Monday, May 1, at 7:15 p.m. in the Prayer Hall of our seminary.  We're located at 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo. We will benefit from the Bishop's theological knowledge and ...

Thanks to Our Open House and Beacon Guests

April 06, 2017

This past weekend, our campus drew quite a crowd as we held our Annual Open House and our Beacon event for young adults. More than 400 people stopped by for Open House, including busloads from five parishes.  Greeted by our Board members and seminarians, guests toured our historic grounds, prayed in our chapel and got to know our students.  In the evening, 300 young adults attended our Be...

Come visit – our Open House is this weekend!

March 27, 2017

It's time for our Annual Open House!  We invite you visit us on Saturday, April 1.  The event is free, and guests are welcome to come anytime from 1 to 4 p.m. During the Open House, you will have the opportunity to tour the Seminary’s beautiful grounds nestled in the hills of Camarillo, see the recently rededicated altar in our historic chapel, spend some time in our Lady of Lourdes gro...

St. John’s Announces 2017 Gala Honorees

February 28, 2017

  St. John’s Seminary is excited to announce the honorees for our 2017 Awards Gala!  We hope you will join us in celebrating these distinguished leaders of our church community. This year, we will honor three Seminary alumni: Msgr. Terry Fleming, pastor of St. Brendan’s Parish in Los Angeles; Msgr. David Sork, pastor of St. John Fisher Church in Palos Verdes; and Fr. Jack Stoeger, ...

Boy Scouts Visit our Seminary

January 31, 2017

This past weekend, we welcomed Boy Scouts and their families to St. John's Seminary. The Scouts are working toward their "Ad Altare Dei" (to the altar of God) religious emblem, and one of their requirements is to visit a seminary.  The purpose of this program is to help each Catholic Scout "grow in his spiritual experience of his relationship to God and church," notes the National Catholic Cou...

Seminarians in Service

January 23, 2017

Our seminarians have returned from the service trip to Haiti, just in time to take part in the Archdiocese’s OneLife LA event. As Fr. Tim Klosterman, our dean of students, reflected, “The highlight of my experience is Haiti was the opportunity to walk with the people in the neighborhoods and schools.  In this land that has been ravaged in so many ways, I found poverty and hunger, but also ...

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