St. Joseph’s Vanguard:

Pray for Our Seminary

We are blessed that 22 young men in our diocese have given their college years to discern and prepare for the priesthood at St. Joseph College Seminary. Even without a permanent home, they have stepped out in faith to begin their formation. As Bishop Jugis said, “Community is essential to the formation of a priest. We must build a seminary structure where these men can all live together.” You are invited to join us in praying that the people of Charlotte respond with generosity and fidelity to our capital campaign to build a permanent home where they can continue to discern God’s call and become strong and faithful priests in perfect imitation of Jesus Christ.

St. Joseph College Seminary Capital Campaign Prayer

St. Joseph, Most Chaste Spouse of the Mother of God, during your earthly pilgrimage you labored faithfully to protect and provide for the Holy Family, and your work continues from heaven as you protect and provide for the Holy Catholic Church. We have chosen you as our patron so that we may form holy priests in imitation of your most sublime virtues, and so that we may join in your labor for the salvation of souls. Thus bound to you, we humbly implore you to provide for the many spiritual and financial needs of our seminary. Come to our aid, we who so closely depend on your support, through the graces you have merited to obtain for us from the Divine Child Jesus. Amen.
We created St. Joseph's Vanguard to unite faithful Catholics to intercede for St. Joseph College seminary in prayer.
How can you pray?
Recite our prayer to St. Joseph
Daily (Spanish)
Recite our prayer to St. Joseph
Recite the Litany of St. Joseph
Monthly: Pray for our list of 24 prayer intentions for each month of the year
Fr. Matthew Buettner, the seminary’s Spiritual Director, is the “General” of St. Joseph’s Vanguard. He will be sharing the seminary's real-time prayer needs through weekly text blasts to all those who enlist in St. Joseph's Vanguard. Sign up with your contact information below!

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“... as you also join in helping us by your prayers, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.”
2 Corin. 1:11

Mass Intentions

Each day, St. Joseph College seminarians and formators pray for the intentions of our generous donors. In addition, each month a mass is celebrated for the intentions of our past and future donors on the feast days of saints known for their support and inspiration to college seminarians. These feasts include:
7 St. Raymond of Penafort
28 St. Thomas Aquinas
31 St. John Bosco
15 St. Claude de la Colombière
19 St. Joseph
5 St. Vincent Ferrer
28 St. Louis de Montfort
2 St. Athanasius of Alexandria
26 St. Philip Neri
22 St. John Fisher
11 St. Benedict of Nursia
4 St. John Vianney
8 St. Dominic
28 St. Augustine of Hippo
8 Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary
19 St. Isaac Jogues
4 St. Charles Borromeo
8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception