On May 13, 2013, the Catholic News Service released an article - 'The increasing number of men pursuing 'delayed vocations' to the priesthood,' by Joseph Austin. The article included a profile of a seminarian from the Class of 2013 - Michael Fragoso. The Catholic News Service serves 170 media outlets throughout the United States. Here is a link to the article -http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1302096.htm
On March 19, 2013, Rev. Thomas F. Schmitt, Dean of Seminarians at Blessed John XXIII was a guest commentator for the coverage of the Installation Mass for Pope Francis I which aired on NECN (New England Cable News).
“I think he’s going to put his own personal stamp on his papacy. Already we see that there’s spontaneity there and a special emphasis for the poor and disadvantaged. He’s going to make that a hallmark - reaching out to people, especially those hurting,” said Fr. Schmitt during his appearance. Fr. Schmitt was interviewed by Kristy Lee, co-anchor of the morning news shows on the NECN network. Please click here to see the interview.
Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap., was Principal Celebrant for the Rite of Candidacy on February 22, 2013 at our Seminary.
This special event was prominently featured in the Cardinal's weekly blog. Fourteen seminarians were received into Candidacy during this special Mass. Click here for a video excerpt of Cardinal O'Malley's homily, click here to see the individual seminarians answer the call to Candidacy, or click here to view photos of this special Mass.
The Seminary Schola performed three songs during the recent CatholicTV Annual Telethon on February 1-2, 2013.
The Schola consists of five seminarians and one faculty member. They are: Vocals - Gregory Bierbaum, ’15, (Diocese of Colorado Springs); Lawrence Love, ’14, (Diocese of Tyler); Russell Mower, ’15, (Diocese of Dallas); and Scott VanDerveer, ’13 (Diocese of Albany). The musicians were Brother Emmanuel Morinelli, OCSO, ’14, (Saint Joseph’s Abbey, Spencer, MA), who played the Harp and conducted the acapella songs; and John Clabeaux, Ph.D., a faculty member who played the Bass. Dr. Clabeaux teaches Sacred Scripture at Blessed John XXIII and has also hosted five series for CatholicTV.
The three performances may be viewed here:
The Magnificat – Holy is Your Name http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEr5FCdVTgg
‘Our Father’ Chant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2doCTJz78I and
The Anthiphon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3LbeRMDyzM
Coverage of the 31st Annual Lawn Party in The Pilot - September 28, 2012
Catholic TV, a national cable network, featured Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in two shows - 'Catholic Destinations' and 'Clear Voice.' A short excerpt from their shows, featuring an overview of our unique Seminary, is available at the link below:
Coverage of the 20th Annual Blessed John XXIII Golf Tournament in 'The Pilot' - the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston - please click here.
Coverage of Current Seminarians:
Star Gazette - Answered prayers for Ithaca area Catholics – March 30, 2013
Michael G. Fowler
Denver Catholic Register - Bishop's Column - Most Rev. James D. Conley - February 15, 2012
The Catholic Standard & Times - Different lives, same call to priesthood - January 2012
The Southern Maryland Newspapers - Language, culture are not barriers for foreign priests in local parishes - October 26, 2011
The News Journal, Deleware - Badge and a gun traded for a crucifix - July 16, 2011
The Catholic Moment - Rectors: Diocese has been blessed with gifted seminarians - June 12, 2011
The Catholic Mirror - Blessed John XXIII Seminary has unique program for later vocations - April 2011
The Michigan Catholic - More men feel a calling to priesthood later in life - 1/14/2011
Rhode Island Catholic - Seminarian Profiles - Thomas J. Woodhouse & Robert L. Paliotta - 1/13/2011
Alumni Profile - Father Bill Korpi, Class 0f 2008, Arlington Catholic Herald - 12/02/2010
Seminarian Quoted in article - The Pilot, 12/3/2010 - Vigil for All Nascent Human Life
Coverage of Denver Seminarian Ronald W. Cattany, Class of 2013
- Denver Post
- Denver Business Journal
- Announcement from the Office of Denver Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.
Class of 2012 Ordination Coverage:
John Healy - June 23, 2012 - Cardinal Sean O'Malley ordained six priests for the Archdiocese of Boston
Keith Cummings - June 14-27 2012 - The Arlington Catholic Herald
'A new fraternity' - three men ordained to priesthood
E.Dube - Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal
EdwardRama - The Beacon - Diocese of Paterson_NJ
C.Timothy Corcoran - Bishop Lynch Blog
C.Timothy Corcoran - Tampa Bay Tribune
C.Timothy Corcoran - June 3 2012 - Tampa Tribune
C.Timothy Corcoran - May 25, 2012 - WFLA-TV Tampa Video
Coverage of Springfield MA Seminarians in The Republican
Cardinal Sean O'Malley - Archbishop of Boston - Article in Weekly Blog
Coverage of Opening Mass in Cardinal Sean O'Malley's Weekly Blog