Seminary hosting reception

BELLFLOWER - St. John's Seminary will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a series of dinners at parishes throughout the Los Angeles Archdiocese, with the next one planned Thursday at St. Bernard's Parish in Bellflower.The dinners begin with a reception and are followed by a short presentation on the history of St. John's and its mission to educate priests and lay ministers to proclaim the Roman Catholic faith. "There are millions of Catholics living in Southern California and St. John's Seminary serves them," said Monsignor Craig Cox, rector and president at St. John's. "Since most will never be able to visit our beautiful campus, our goal with these dinners is to bring the seminary to our parishioners, to introduce our faculty and seminarians, and provide the Catholic community in this sprawling Archdiocese a better understanding of their seminary." Thursday's dinner begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $70 and tables of six are available for $420. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call the St. John's Seminary Advancement office at (805) 389-2035.

********** Published: March 12, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 47