Beginning Our Season of Lent

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Ash Wednesday has come and gone and we are now underway along our forty-day journey through Lent to the Sacred Triduum. As I wrote about last week, the traditional pre-Lenten preparations of the Church began a few weeks ago. Since January 31st, we here at the seminary have all been adhering to increasing ascetical practices, culminating …

Preparing for a Holy Lent

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By Fr. Matthew Kauth Lent is upon us. How shall we engage it? Ironically the word “lent” finds its origin in springtime as a description of the time in which the daylight grows. I say ironically, because while the daylight might be increasing, the thought of engaging Lent feels like darkness. Lent does not usually …

Celebrating Life In Washington D.C.

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This past Friday, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to attend the annual March for Life with our graduating class and some of our formators. St. Joseph College Seminary has been a part of this peaceful and prayerful protest since our founding five years ago – offering our time there for …

Making our Seminary Beautiful

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Tomorrow, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, marks the second anniversary of the groundbreaking for the new seminary. When I look back two years ago, I remember being in the midst of a suffering Church. Faced with unspeakable injustices, we were focused on building a seminary that would form men into holy priests who …

‘It is Christ or nothing’

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Nine more men enter St. Joseph College Seminary SueAnn Howell, Senior Reporter  |  Catholic News Herald MOUNT HOLLY — Nine young men have joined St. Joseph College Seminary, bringing the total enrollment to 27 as the college seminary kicks off the academic year in its new permanent home in Mount Holly. The members of “Echo …

Black Power!

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By Fr. John A. Perricone for Crisis Magazine I know what you’re thinking. It’s not that at all. Black Power is, of course, priests in their cassocks. Can there be any greater power than that? They present the great drama of the Holy Gospel. A priest merely in a black suit is prosaic; in the cassock, …

2020 Rite of Candidacy for Holy Orders

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From the Catholic News Hearld | SueAnn Howell and Kimberly Bender CHARLOTTE — Seven seminarians of the Diocese of Charlotte stood before Bishop Peter Jugis July 20 at St. Patrick Cathedral during a livestreamed Mass and affirmed their desire to advance along the path toward the priesthood. In the Rite of Admission to Candidacy for …

Following in the Footsteps of St. Joseph the Worker

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The work of a seminarian is never finished. This summer, as many students return to their hometowns and families, seven of the St. Joseph College seminarians are electing to stay behind at their school – the newly erected St. Joseph College Seminary located at 22 Arctus Avenue. These men will be living in the seminary …

The Class of 2020 Graduates Today

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Today is one of celebration as we honor our five graduating seminarians! We also celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Our Blessed Mother has been crucial to St. Joseph College Seminary. How fitting to close this year and the graduation of our final Alphas who remain on the feast of Our Lady. The …

Graduation Information for the Class of 2020

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It is wonderful to see so many of our diocese’s faithful excited by the graduation of our five seminarians this spring. Many have reached out to me since yesterday’s email to inquire about how they can participate in the celebration. This year’s graduation will be unlike any other, and because of restrictions, we will be …