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Fr. Timothy Freyer, St. John’s Alumnus, Appointed Auxiliary Bishop

November 29, 2016

  We congratulate Fr. Timothy Freyer, a St. John’s Seminary alumnus, on his elevation to auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Orange.   The Vatican has announced his appointment, and his episcopal ordination will be announced shortly. As the Diocese has shared, in his new role Fr. Freyer will assist Bishop Kevin Vann in many ways, including by continuing work on the diocese’s new p...

The Great Divide: Faith and Politics in America Today– a discussion between Catholic and Muslim scholars.

November 10, 2016

St. John’s Seminary, in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at U.S.C.  hosted a conversation lead by two scholars – Catholic Theologian, Pim Valkenberg, and Canadian Muslim and professor of Theological Studies at LMU, Amir Hussain on Monday, November 7, 2016 in the Theology Prayer Hall. The focus of the symposium centered on Faith and Politics in America Today; The ...

Join us at our Annual Gala on September 24!

August 10, 2016

Come celebrate as we honor holy leaders in our community and hear stories of our seminarians' calling at our Annual Awards Gala.  Join us at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Saturday, Sept. 24; our evening begins with a reception on the plaza at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing in the Cathedral Center. We will honor three distinguished St. John's alumni: Bishop Tod Brown, bish...

St. John’s Celebrates Ordinations

June 06, 2016

  “Father, in every generation you provide ministers of Christ and the Church.” So begins the prayer for priestly vocations. It is our honor to introduce you to the latest generation of priests – our 2016 ordination class of 14 men. We now send forth Fr. Jeffrey Baker, Fr. Joshua Diener, Fr. Luis Espinoza, Fr. Paolo Garcia, Fr. Anthony Garcias, Fr. Tomas Guillen, Fr. Gregorio Hida...

Save the Date for St. John’s Annual Gala!

May 16, 2016

Our Annual Awards Gala is set for Saturday, September 24, 2016.  We hope you'll join us as we honor our distinguished alumni for their service to our Catholic community and present the Evangelii Gaudium Award.  Once again, we're honored to hold our event at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. We're pleased to announce our honorees: Rev. Msgr. John Barry, Pastor of American Martyrs Par...

St. John’s Open House and Beacon Event Highlights

May 02, 2016 St. John’s Open House and Beacon Event Highlights

Open House We were blessed to have many visitors meet our seminarians, teachers, and tour the seminary at our open house. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet the community we will serve and those who pray for us. [gallery columns="5" link="file" ids="1107,1108,1109,1110,1111"] To see more, click here to view our "Open House" Facebook album. Beacon Event The Beacon Event was a beautifu...

St. John’s Announces 12 New Deacons

April 28, 2016

“So help me God, and God’s Holy Gospels on which I place my hand.”  With these words, 12 seminarians completed their Oath of Fidelity as they were called to the Sacred Order of Deacon by their dioceses.  As “transitional deacons,” these men will be entering their last year of study toward ordination. Our new deacons are: Juan Martin Barajas, Joseph Choi, Ron Clark, Martin Gonza...

St. John’s Seminary wins Templeton Foundation Grant

April 05, 2016 St. John’s Seminary wins Templeton Foundation Grant

St. John Seminary’s Reverend Luke Dysinger, O.S.B, M.D. received a $10,000 grant from the Templeton Foundation for enhancing seminary core courses in Marriage and Sexuality and Medical Ethics with the acquisition and use of computer software for instruction on human anatomy, physiology, genetics, embryology and neuroscience. “This will help seminarians understand underlying ethical and scienti...

Seminarians Find Inspiration in Pope Francis

October 27, 2015

As St. John’s Seminary joined with the nation in embracing Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, we extended a welcome to KNBC-TV. News anchor Colleen Williams spoke with some of our seminarians about the inspiration they find in the Holy Father and how his commitment to those in need has deepened their calling....

Archbishop Gomez ‘Hangs Out’ with Catholic Students and Seminarians to Prepare for Papal Visit and Launch Expanded Catholic Education Online Presence

September 16, 2015 Archbishop Gomez ‘Hangs Out’ with Catholic Students and Seminarians to Prepare for Papal Visit and Launch Expanded Catholic Education Online Presence

First-Ever Back-to-School Google Hangout on Air by Archbishop Gomez Engaged Students and Seminarians in the Significance of the Canonization of Blessed Junípero Serra, Papal Visit and Celebrated Launch of New Websites for St. John’s Seminary, Catholic Schools, and Catholic Education Foundation Watch it now! [video][/video] As Catholic students and seminarians start the new schoo...

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