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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...

I Will Give You Shepherds – Now Available!

September 09, 2015 I Will Give You Shepherds – Now Available!

Order your commemorative book today! I Will Give You Shepherds was created as a celebration of the 75th anniversary of St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo in photography, history and anecdote. More importantly, it was written to give a glimpse into the life and formation of seminarians over the past 75 years. But the story of any seminary is the story of the Gospel taking root in people’s lives....

St. John’s Welcomes 30 new seminarians for the 2015-16 school year

August 20, 2015 St. John’s Welcomes 30 new seminarians for the 2015-16 school year

30 new students, are expected to enter St. John's Seminary to begin the 2015-16 academic year. This will bring the total number of students up to 108, the most in over 10 years. New students are studying for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Dioceses of Orange, Fresno. Monterey and San Diego and the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon of Los Angeles....

St. John’s Honors two Alumni, the Vincentian Community and inaugurates the Evangelii Gaudium Award for it’s 75’th Anniversary Gala

August 20, 2015 St. John’s Honors two Alumni, the Vincentian Community and inaugurates the Evangelii Gaudium Award for it’s 75’th Anniversary Gala

On September 12, 2015, St. John’s Seminary will conclude a year-long celebration of its 75th Aniversary with a Gala Dinner at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Those to be honored as Distinguished Alumni will be Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik, pastor of the cathedral and a great supporter of vocations with 4 seminarians, three of whom are students at St. John’s. Msgr. Craig Cox, pastor of Our La...

Diaconate Ordinations

August 15, 2015 Diaconate Ordinations

This Summer, Deacon David Otto was ordained for the Dioces of Orange on June 27. Deacon Gregorio Hidalgo was ordained for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on July 11 in his home of Toledo, Spain. On August 15, Deacons Jeffrey Baker, Joshua Diener, Luis Espinoza, Paolo Garcia, Anthony Garcias, Matthew Murphy, Ethan Southard and Albert Van der Woerd were ordained for service in the Archdiocese of Los ...

St. John’s Seminary to welcome new faculty

July 30, 2015

In July of 2015, St. John's Seminary welcomed three new members of our resident faculty, Fr. Slawomir Szkredka, Fr. Marco Durazo and Fr. Tim Klosterman, all priests of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Fr. Slowomir has just finished writing his thesis for his doctorate in New Testament Studies from the Biblicum in Rome. Fr. Marco Durazo comes to us after completing his doctoral work at Rome’s Ange...

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