Thursday, December 8, 2016

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception at SJS

After Mass this morning, some of the seminarians recited a prayer of consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary and then took part in a procession with the newly repainted statue of the Mother of God to the common room.  Here are some photos of the procession with and blessing of the statue.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees met this afternoon and considered a wide range of issues.  We bid farewell to four Board members: Loretta Gallagher, Fr. Michael Drea, Janet Benestad and Father Robert Murphy.    The Board also welcomed Dr. Christa Klein to the Board of Trustees. The Trustees play an integral role in the governance of the Seminary and have made great strides on a number of fronts in the past year.

Dinner with the Deacons

The Deacons joined several of the Faculty for dinner at Cheverus House the other night.  A good time was had by all, and something of an "attempt" at the Twelve Days of Christmas was grabbed on video by Father Riley!

12 days of Christmas from James P Moroney on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Installation of Acolytes

Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, Bishop of Springfield, was the celebrant this morning for the installation of our new Acolytes: Matthew Gill of the Diocese of Fall River; Joseph Kim, Michael Rora and Corey Rouse of the Archdiocese of Boston; Michael Kokoszka of the Diocese of Springfield; David Madejski and Joshua Wilbur of the Archdiocese of Hartford; Tung Tuan Nguyen and Son Van Trinh of the Diocese of Thanh Hoa.

Congratulations to all our new Acolytes!

Lessons and Carols

This is the weekend of Lessons and Carols under the extraordinary direction of Dr. Janet Hunt with the Saint John's Seminary Schola and Festival Choir.   

So many beloved friends of Saint John's visit us this weekend for these magnificent performances...meditations on the Incarnation of our Lord and Savior.  

Here's the prayer we prayed at the end of the concert, the Collect from December 21st.

Hear in kindness, O Lord, the prayers of your people, that those who rejoice at the coming of your Only Begotten Son in our flesh may, when at last he comes in glory, gain the reward of eternal life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like...


and show us 

your face, O Lord, 

who are seated 

upon the 


and we will be 


(ent. ant. Saturday I Advent)