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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 ...

Our Deacons Set Off for Haiti

January 09, 2017

We sent our deacons off with prayers as they left to bring ministry and service to Haiti, working with staff and parishioners from Holy Family Church in South Pasadena.  Pictured are (left to right): Deacon Joseph Choi, Deacon Martin Gonzalez, Fr. Tim Klosterman, Deacon Ron Clark, Kathy Holtsnider from Holy Family, Deacon Robert McGowan, Fr. Marlon Mateo from Holy Family, Holly Caruso from...

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...

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