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...
Successful SJC Fundraiser

Successful SJC Fundraiser

The Social Justice Committee’s collection at the TC Spring House Party raised $1,300 for the Community of Charity and Social Services (CCSS) in Vietnam. Theological College seminarians learned from Father Hy Nguyen, P.S.S., TC vice-rector, that the CCSS were...
Year-End Mass and Spring Banquet

Year-End Mass and Spring Banquet

Theological College continues its annual tradition of offering seminarians and staff a moment of respite and farewell before the onset of final exams and departures to summer study or ministry assignments, home visits, and long-awaited ordinations. This year’s...
New Organ Dedication and Recital

New Organ Dedication and Recital

Sixty patrons and friends of Theological College joined the community in the seminary’s main chapel for an unparalleled event in the history of TC: the dedication of a new organ, celebrated with a recital by Daniel Roth, Organiste Tutilaire of the Church of...
Transitional Diaconate Ordinations 2017

Transitional Diaconate Ordinations 2017

Bishop Thomas A. Daly of the Diocese of Spokane presided over ordinations to the transitional diaconate of Carlos Limongi, from the Archdiocese of New York, and Raymond Kalema, of the Diocese of Spokane. The first in their class of 12 TC seminarians to receive the...
Diaper Drive And Iron Seminarian Competitions 2017

Diaper Drive And Iron Seminarian Competitions 2017

By Patrick Mullan, Second Theology, Archdiocese of Washington Concurrent with the Iron Seminarian competition was the annual diaper drive, during which all classes vied for first place in providing diapers for needy families through the DC Diaper bank. Thanks go to...
Theological College Art Exhibit 2017

Theological College Art Exhibit 2017

Theological College hosted an art opening in the second week of January showcasing the paintings, sketches, photography, and carving of over a dozen artists from TC and two local houses of formation — the Carmelites and St. Josephat.  Seminarians and faculty...
End-Of-Semester Advent Party 2016

End-Of-Semester Advent Party 2016

Theological College seminarians, faculty, and staff annually gather on the last day of Fall semester classes to regroup before exams and enjoy each other’s company while meeting faculty and staff family members on this festive occasion. The beautiful Mass,...
225th Anniversary Of Sulpicians In The United States

225th Anniversary Of Sulpicians In The United States

On April 8, 1791, with the blessing of Father Jacques-André Emery, superior general of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice, four priests and five seminarians embarked from Saint-Malo, France, on a chartered ship destined for the port of Baltimore, Maryland. ...
USCCB Bishops Breakfast 2016

USCCB Bishops Breakfast 2016

“Our seminarians are joyful, energetic, diverse, participatory, and intellectually curious.  It is my great honor and privilege to assume responsibility as their new rector,” began Rev. Gerald McBrearity, P.S.S., at the outset of his address to over 30 bishops...