News & Events

The Archdiocesan Educational Fund has awarded Mrs. Cait Kokolus, Vice President for Information Services and Assessment at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, a grant in the amount of $7,025 for the 2018-2019 academic year. The funded program, "Spreading the Good News with Video," will fund the purchase of a tracking camera system that will enable the Seminary to capture lectures and post them on the web. Click here to learn more.

The Board of Trustees of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary is awarding the first-ever Saint Charles Borromeo Award to Joan P. and Daniel J. Hilferty, in recognition of their commitment to building a better community throughout the Philadelphia region. The award will be presented on April 26, 2018 at the Union League of Philadelphia. Click here to sponsor this historic event or to purchase tickets.

Click here to read Steven DiMassimo's inspiring story on page 33!

Dr. Mary Hirschfeld, Associate Professor of Economics and Theology in the Department of Humanities at Villanova University, will give the Philosophy Lecture, "Creation and Transcendence: Laudato Si's Challenge to the Technocratic Paradigm," on March 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM in St. John Vianney Auditorium. Save the date for this exciting lecture opportunity!

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary's Priest Alumni will celebrate the 2018 Jubilarian Mass and Reception on Friday, April 13, 2018. The Mass in the Seminary's St. Martin of Tours Chapel will begin at 4:00 PM with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., presiding. Mass will be followed by a reception in the Eakins Room and dinner in the College Auditorium.

Are You Called to Be a Deacon?

While all the baptized are called to share in the mission of Jesus Christ according to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, those who are ordained also offer service in a way proper to the Sacrament of Holy Orders.  A deacon’s ministry entails proclaiming, preaching and teaching God’s Word, assisting the bishop and priest at the Liturgy, assisting at funerals, ministering to the sick and dying, leading the community in prayer and in sacramental liturgies, baptizing, witnessing marriages, and exercising administrative leadership in the Church. A permanent deacon, who may be married, is a member of the clergy and shares in the hierarchy of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, the deacon is configured to Christ the Servant.  It is Christ the Servant who acts through the ministry of the deacon.

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Join St. Charles Seminary for Theology on Tap, Friday April 20, 2018. Doors open at 6:45 PM. Live Music, Night Prayer, Refreshments. Speaker: Matt Falcone. Topic: Conquering Adversity Through Prayer.

Adults age 21-35 only. Must have valid photo ID.