Seminarians

April 15, 2020

From a Seminarian: Mark DeCelles

Seminarian Mark DeCelles shares a powerful reflection about his Holy Thursday from home.
April 12, 2020

From a Seminarian: Michael Boris

Seminarian Michael Boris shares with us what he looks forward to once this pandemic passes.
April 5, 2020

Seminarian Reflection: Deacon Shawn Simchock

Deacon Shawn Simchock reflects on his time now before Ordination to the Priesthood.
November 6, 2019

From a Seminarian: Mark DeCelles

Checking in with seminarian Mark DeCelles during National Vocation Awareness Week.
November 5, 2019

From a Seminarian: Andrew McCarroll

Checking in with seminarian Andrew McCarroll during National Vocation Awareness Week.
November 4, 2019

From a Seminarian: Deacon Kevin Miller

Checking in with seminarian Deacon Kevin Miller during National Vocation Awareness Week.
February 22, 2018

My Discernment

Bishop Bambera during interview for priestly formation program: “What are you most excited about and most nervous about going into the seminary?”
February 12, 2018

Vacation to Pilgrimage

As the Roman Emperor Augustus said, “I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.” Of course he was talking about his many achievements in Rome, but I can relate to this quote in a completely different way. What started as a vacation to see a close friend, turned into an amazing experience that showed me the power of the universal Church!
November 30, 2017

My Pastoral Year at Saint Matthew Parish

Oftentimes, Catholic parishes are described as the local “faith family comprised of many families.” Ultimately, all ecclesial ministry, and in a particular way the ministry of the priest, is at the service of the localized family of faith. During my pastoral year assignment at Saint Matthew Parish in East Stroudsburg, I learned firsthand what it means to minister each day among this faith family in a specific parish.