On January 15th, Fr. Brown opened his doors to the entire seminary community, welcoming all to stop by for fellowship, a delicious bratwurst dinner prepared by Sunder Michael of Sodexo, and live musical performances from Father Brown and a number of the seminarians.  To kick off the musical entertainment this year the house was treated with something a little different: Chris Masla (2-T, Diocese of Richmond) pulled out his five-string banjo, playing various and sundry bluegrass favorites such as, “Dueling Banjos,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “Rocky Top,” and even the theme from the Beverly Hillbillies, “The Ballad of Jed Clampett.” Afterwards, our house organist Aaron Kelly (1-B, Rochester) jumped on the piano to lead the community in a sing-along featuring several classic hits such as “Piano Man,” “Sweet Caroline,” and “Don’t Stop Believing.”  The event once again proved to be a wonderful way to celebrate a new year and to kick off the spring semester.