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Saint Joseph College Seminary Blog

For news, current events, reflections, and activities, the Saint Joseph College Seminary blog will provide a fun and behind the scenes look at what college seminary is like.

Saved by Grace Through Faith

As Catholics, we must first have faith in the Lord to be saved, even if at times it seems that he is chipping away the very essence of who we are. We must trust in Him and His teachings, although we may not have an understanding of why he takes such seemingly vital things away.

Prayer, RetreatDominic Lazzaroni
St. Nicholas White Elephant Gift Exchange

Last night, Saint Joseph College Seminary had the honor of St. Nicholas visiting the seminary for the annual white elephant gift exchange.  There was much laughter and joy during the white elephant gift exchange.  From the most random gifts to few shocking steals, there was plenty of great presents go around.

Just Pray for Faith

"A nobleman went off to a distant country...He called ten of his servants and gave them ten gold coins. (Luke 19: 11-28)"   Bishop Goedert pointed out that when the nobleman returned, only 3 came forward to give an account to the nobleman.  "What happened to the other seven?"

Vocation Awareness Week 2016

This week is National Vocation Awareness Weekan annual week-long celebration in the U.S. Catholic Church for promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.  Through prayer and education, Catholics are asked to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering a religious vocation. 

Fr. Mike Scherschel
Loyola University Chicago's 2016-17 President Medallion Recipient: Michael Malucha

Malucha, who is majoring in philosophy, goes out of his way to serve those in need—and to serve God as well. But he’s more than just a seminarian. He’s an excellent student who carries a 3.65 GPA while also working as a research fellow for the Joan & Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage.

You are not the Church of the Future, You are the Church

On Oct 14 & 15, over 4,000 middle schoolers from Chicago and Joliet gathered at the UIC Pavilion for Holy Fire, the first event of its kind. This event was designed as a youth rally in partnership with NCYC, the National Catholic Youth Conference, an event held annually for high schoolers. 

Visiting the SyroMalabar Cathedral

Majority of Catholics in America are only exposed to the Roman Latin Rite, where there are another 23 different Eastern Rites that glorify the same God but in their own, beautiful way. Partaking in the main liturgy of the SyroMalabar Church certainly opened our eyes to what the Catholic Church is all about, being universal.

Joshua Abraham