Christmas 2018

Christmas 2018

Theological College’s annual end-of-semester celebration began most fittingly with the Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Emeritus Schola director Dr. Gerald Muller’s arrangement of “Lo’ How a Rose” opened the...
USCCB Bishops Breakfast  2018

USCCB Bishops Breakfast 2018

Thirty-five bishops joined two dozen representatives from TC for a moment of communion among the prelates, seminarians, and formators at the Fall Assembly. TC Rector, Fr. McBrearity, welcomed all to get reacquainted with the seminary, whose trajectory into the future...
Rev. John Selner Endowed Chair

Rev. John Selner Endowed Chair

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. (Johann Sebastian Bach) For 100 years, Theological College has taught its seminarians the importance of music in the Liturgy as one of the most profound and...
Candidacy 2018

Candidacy 2018

A celebratory atmosphere accompanied this year’s candidacy of six theologians at Theological College as faculty, family, and friends witnessed their commitment and joy during this milestone event in their formation. Those accepted for candidacy at the TC ceremony by...
Vianney Cup 2018

Vianney Cup 2018

The Annual Vianney Cup Soccer Tournament was hosted by Theological College this year, on September 22nd, during a providential respite from days of rain that would have otherwise compromised this long-anticipated match of wits, skill, and stamina. Supported by excited...
Faculties Appreciation 2018

Faculties Appreciation 2018

A long-standing tradition at the beginning of the school year, once again Theological College hosted the Faculties Appreciation Reception, preceded by Evening Prayer. Faculty from the School of Theology and Religious Studies, the School of Philosophy, and the School...
Orientation 2018

Orientation 2018

On Tuesday, August 21st, 20 new seminarians from 12 different dioceses were welcomed to Theological College by the Orientation Team and faculty and staff. Throughout the day, each of the new men met with the Rector, Fr. McBrearity who warmly welcomed them. After...
Picnic for McCormick Tenants 2018

Picnic for McCormick Tenants 2018

At the annual luncheon in the outdoor space between the TC building complex’s sections, Sunder Michael and the Sodexo team offered grilled meats and vegan burgers, various salads, fruits, desserts, and cold drinks on this lovely summer afternoon.  There were...
Summer Guests 2018

Summer Guests 2018

Among the guests staying at Theological College this summer are priests from the Society of Saint Sulpice in Zambia, most of whom are from the dioceses of Lusaka and Solwezi. They are participating in the American Province’s one-month Sulpician formation program....
Graduation 2018

Graduation 2018

Theological College heartily congratulates the deacon graduates of the class of 2018: from Dallas, Wade Bass and Stephen Ingram; from Rochester, Jeffrey Chichester; from Washington, Andrew Clyne; from Fort Worth, Jonathan Demma and Maurice Moon; from New York, Carlos...
Diaconate Ordination Begins

Diaconate Ordination Begins

It is always a great gift when a seminarian ordination takes place at the gorgeous Basilica of the National Shrine, as it enables all of the ordinand’s confreres and formators to be present, in a place that has come to mean so much to those who spend years preparing...
Tenebrae 2018: A Service of Shadows

Tenebrae 2018: A Service of Shadows

The TC chapel was filled to maximum capacity for the solemn Tenebrae service presided by Rev. David Thayer, P.S.S., who, for almost 20 years, has annually opened this invitation to the entire Catholic University community. With the meditative intonations of the...
TC Annual Diaper Drive

TC Annual Diaper Drive

Lent 2018 – Theological College’s annual tradition of collecting diapers for the needy in the D.C. area providentially fell at the outset of the Lenten season this year. Competing class-by-class, the men strove to “out diaper” their upper and lower classmates,...
Black History Month 2018

Black History Month 2018

Social Justice Committee chairman Deacon Maurice Moon (Diocese of Fort Worth, at left, above) invited an alumnus speaker, Rev. Anthony Chandler, to speak at Theological College at the beginning of February because “his background and education in the history of...
Institution of Ministries

Institution of Ministries

The calling of candidates during the Mass for the Rite of Institution of Lectors by alumnus Bishop Deeley of Portland included 18 seminarians from 10 different dioceses.  They were reminded, “The lector is appointed to read the Word of God in the liturgical assembly...
End of Semester Festivities: Pre-Holiday Celebration

End of Semester Festivities: Pre-Holiday Celebration

With the brevity of Advent 2017 and final exams beginning December 12th, the TC community’s annual end-of-semester pre-Christmas party came early, on an important holy day: the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The day was marked by a noon Mass at the Basilica of...
USCCB Bishops Breakfast 2017

USCCB Bishops Breakfast 2017

On November 14, 2017, Theological College held its annual breakfast at the General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. During these hectic few days of budget approvals, elections, canonical and liturgical decisions, planning sessions, and...
Alumni Days 2017: Celebrating 100 Years

Alumni Days 2017: Celebrating 100 Years

There were several unique offerings woven into TC’s Alumni Days 2017 festivities, in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the seminary, starting with the dedication on October 3rd of the two new spiritual direction rooms constructed over the summer. In his...
Faculties Appreciation Event 2017

Faculties Appreciation Event 2017

Theological College was especially proud to host the Faculties Appreciation Dinner this year, at the outset of its centennial celebration, inviting the schools with which it has enjoyed a unique collaboration over the past 100 years of its history. This year, over 30...
2017-18 Academic and Formation Year Begins

2017-18 Academic and Formation Year Begins

Orientation for the 30 men entering Theological College for the first time took place the week of August 20. The men were helped to settle into their new formation home by an enthusiastic squadron of seasoned seminarians who organized a week of acclimation activities...