A New Teacher’s First Lesson

The response is universal. Whenever someone asks a seminarian the best part of being in the Seminary, the answer always comes back, “Thursday.” “Thursday,” is code at Saint Charles Seminary for the Field Education Program (traditionally known as the “Thursday Apostolate”), when the students are sent out to parishes, schools, nursing homes, colleges, and social […]

A Priest’s First Year: Interview with Father Tom Viviano

Father Thomas Viviano was born in Abington in Montgomery County and attended Saint John Bosco Elementary School and Archbishop Wood High School, both in Bucks County. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at DeSales before entering Saint Charles.  Father Thomas Viviano was ordained to the priesthood Saturday, May 18, 2013 and is as parochial […]

“Love Your People”

In the past few weeks, as I approach my ordination as a deacon, I have noticed many people offering me some great advice.  What is interesting is how similar this advice is and how important the message is.  Many have used the exact same words: “love your people.”  I have heard this advice from friends, […]