For the past 10 years, we have held a gala dinner to help defray some of the operating expenses of running the Seminary. This year, however, in spite of a couple of attempts, we were still not able to hold the dinner and it is now postponed to May 2, 2021. The gala dinner is the seminary’s main fundraising event of the year and without it we are completely dependent on the Providence of God. This is why I am happy to share with you about a providential initiative of our priests to hold a “Seminary Appreciation Dinner” that will benefit exclusively the Seminary. There will be three such events, two in Spanish (Nov 18 and Nov 19) and one in English (Nov 22). For further information and to purchase tickets, please visit
Cardinal Seán O’Malley and the Neocatechumenal Way
For the Boston Pilot Special Edition on the 50th Anniversary of Cardinal Seán’s ordination to the priesthood, Tom Noé of the Neocatechumenal Center of Boston, wrote a beautiful article on the Cardinal’s relationship with the Neocatechumenal Way. Defined by St. John Paul II as “an itinerary of Catholic formation, valid for our society and for our times,” this charism is also where all our seminarians discovered their vocation to the priesthood.
I was asked to prepare an article for the Boston Pilot edition of October 16, 2020 commemorating Cardinal Seán O’Malley’s 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. The Cardinal’s logo, “Do Whatever He Tells You” served as a model to begin in the Archdiocese a reform of the seminaries and priestly formation.