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Vocations 2024

'And he sent them out . . .'

The gospels tell us that Jesus did a lot of sending, especially of his apostles and notably after he left them at his Ascension. The sending has continued...

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Father Giovanni Argote

CHESTNUT HILL -- "Why are you so happy?" When he was in his early 20s and still living in his native Colombia, Father Giovanni Argote asked his pastor...

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Father Marcelo Gabriel Ferrari

BRIGHTON -- Father Marcelo Gabriel Ferrari believes that an education in marketing and rhetoric has prepared him well for the priesthood. His skills...

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Father Gabriel Hanley

CHESTNUT HILL -- Father Gabriel Hanley doesn't mind the idea of being a skateboarding priest. "If I had a board, I could, definitely," Father Hanley,...

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Father Matthew Harrington

BRAINTREE -- He is now on his way to being ordained a priest, but once upon a time, Father Matthew Harrington was "a pretty-bored second grader" attending...

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Father David Joanis

BRIGHTON -- Father David Joanis, a seminarian at St. John's Seminary in Brighton, enjoys playing "the nerdiest board games you can think of." One...

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Father Christopher Letizia

BRIGHTON -- "Music has the power to uplift our souls," says Father Christopher Letizia, a 32-year-old seminarian at St. John's Seminary in Brighton,...

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Father Barry Mongeon

WESTON -- "He's harmless," says Father Barry Mongeon when he sees a spider crawling across the floor of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston....

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Father David Pineda

BRIGHTON -- Growing up in a small town in El Salvador, Father David Pineda, like most children, liked to play pretend. His fantasies, however, were quite...

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Father John Tanyi

WESTON -- "Mommy, one day you will call me reverend," Father John Tanyi said to his mother when he was seven years old. Thirty-nine-year-old Father Tanyi,...

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Father Hung Tran

BRIGHTON -- Father Hung Tran's mother was the first person who encouraged him to become a priest. Every morning at 4:30 a.m., she would wake him and...

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Father Jeremy Wagner

BRIGHTON -- Like many seniors in college, Father Jeremy Wagner was figuring out his future. Father Wagner attended Brown University, studying classics...

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A snapshot of the 2024 Ordination Class

This report presents findings from a national survey of seminarians scheduled for ordination to the priesthood in 2024. The report is a part of collaboration...

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Longevity sketches of US bishops

The acceptance of the resignation of Hartford's Archbishop Leonard Blair by Pope Francis on May 1, 2024, and the immediate succession of Woburn native,...

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Did you know . . .

10. Priests aren't obliged to celebrate the Mass every day. No, priests aren't required to celebrate the Mass every day. But he should. By celebrating...

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The Ordination of Presbyters

The priests ordained on May 25, 2024, at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Cross received their sacred commission at a Mass of Ordination. The following...

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