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Opening Mass 2019

September 22, 2019

Archbishop Gomez presided at the opening Mass of the academic year at St. John’s Seminary. The following is adapted from his homily....

2019 New Priests in LA

June 07, 2019

This is "a day of great thanksgiving," said Archbishop Jose Gomez as he ordained six of our Seminary's new graduates to the priesthood. Archbishop Gomez ordained Fathers Louis Sung, Brian Humphrey, Miguel Ángel Ruiz, Emmanuel Delfin, Luther Diaz, and José María Ortiz during a ceremony at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. See more details in Newly Ordained....

St. John’s Honors Alumni at the 80’th Anniversary Gala

June 02, 2019

On September 21, 2019, St. John’s Seminary will celebrate a year-long of its 80th Aniversary with a Gala Dinner at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Those to be honored as Distinguished Alumni will be  Most Rev. Joe Brennan,  Ordinary Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno; Most Rev. Marc Trudeau, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, San Pedro Region; Rev. Msgr. Gregory Cox,...

Congratulations, Graduates!

May 15, 2019

  Tonight, St. John's Seminary is conferring Master of Arts in Theology degrees to our 13 transitional deacons. Led by our rector, vice rectors, academic dean and faculty, the evening will begin with a Mass of Thanksgiving, followed by the degree ceremony. The celebration tonight will include the presentation of certificates for seminarians who have completed our pre-theology progra...

80th Anniversary Gala Committee Announces Our Honorees!

April 04, 2019

  This year, our Annual Gala – set for Saturday, September 21 – will launch celebrations for St. John’s Seminary’s 80th year of service to our Catholic community.  And once again, we have wonderful distinguished alumni and dedicated Catholic leaders to honor. We will present our Distinguished Alumni Awards to: Fr. James Anguiano, associate vicar for clergy and past director ...

St. John’s Announces Annual Gala Celebrating our 80th Anniversary

March 20, 2019

  This year, St. John's Annual Gala will be extra special, as we kick-off the celebrations for our 80th year of service to our Catholic community. The gala will be on Saturday, September 21, and once again we are honored to be at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.  We'll begin with a reception in the plaza at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and presentation of awards t...

Watch for your invitation to Annual Gala!

August 03, 2018

  Our Board of Directors and seminarians invite you to join us at our Annual Gala!  Set for Saturday, September 22 on the Plaza of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, our event honors distinguished alumni and dedicated Catholic leaders. This year, we will honor five extraordinary people.  We’ll present our Distinguished Alumni honors to Msgr. Richard Krekelberg, retired pastor...

St. John’s Announces Fr. Marco Durazo as New Rector

July 12, 2018

  We are pleased to announce that Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has appointed Fr. Marco A. Durazo as our new rector. Fr. Marco is a familiar and friendly face on our campus and a dedicated source of education and spiritual guidance for our seminarians.  He has been our assistant professor of moral theology for the past three years. An alumnus of our seminary and a native of Mexico, Fr. M...

“Now we have nine new priests for the Archdiocese”

June 03, 2018

  This is "a day of great thanksgiving," said Archbishop Jose Gomez as he ordained nine of our Seminary's new graduates to the priesthood today. Archbishop Gomez ordained Fathers Egren, Danilo, Gilbert, Ian, Spencer, John, Tommy, Pedro and Matthew during a ceremony at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels this morning.  In his message, our Archbishop told them, "My dear brothers, t...

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