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We were delighted to have The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton, PA, with us as Principal Celebrant at the Ministry of Acolyte for the Class of 2021. The installation was held on Dec. 6, 2017.

The ministry of Acolyte is one of service at the altar. Think of the man who brought the scroll to Jesus in the synagogue or the boy whose loaves and fishes provided the food that Our Lord multiplied for thousands, or Joseph of Arimathea who provided the tomb and linens for the burial of the crucified Christ. It's a ministry of attentive service and love.

Join us in congratulating seminarian Lambert Nieme ’18 for his recent participation in a conference held at University of Notre Dame.

“Take this book of Holy Scripture and be faithful in handing on the word of God, so that it may grow strong in the hearts of his people."

With these words, The Most Rev. Felipe J. Estévez, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, instituted twelve seminarians to the Ministry of Reader on October 25, 2017.

This ceremony marks an important step toward ordination. Though they may have been lectors in their own parishes or ministries, now they encounter God's Word in a deeper sense. They proclaim the Scriptures and embrace the role of teachers of God's Word.

Every year of the fall semester, PSJS seminarians and spiritual directors take time away from academics and participate in a week-long retreat.  Taking this time allows the men to slow down after the hectic pace at the start of a new academic year.  It helps the men to center their priorities and to hear God more clearly; it is a time to reflect on their paths and strengthen their resolve to serve God and the people of His Church.  It is good – and at times emboldening - to experience and to be the quiet, to listen.   It is also a great time for fellowship among the men.  At the conclusion

This marks the 36th year we are having our Lawn Party to support the priestly formation program for our current seminarians. Please consider joining us! Find details here:


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