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Prayers Requested for Diocese of Raleigh's Seventeen Seminarians

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Third Annual Gathering of Priests and Seminarians 

The Office of Vocations hosted its Third Annual Gathering of Priests and Seminarians on Monday, August 17th at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Raleigh.  Priests from around the Diocese joined Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, our seminarians and their guests for evening prayer, dinner, and a presentation on their summer experiences. Some were involved in parish assignments, others on mission trips and several attended the Institute of Priestly Formation at Creighton University. The gathering also served as an opportunity for all present to be introduced to our six new Diocesan seminarians. 

  • Ramon Garcia
  • Johnathan Hair
  • Phil List
  • Philip Johnson
  • Robert Schmid, Jr.
  • Ian Van Heusen

Please pray for all of our seminarians as they begin this academic year in formation for the priesthood.

  • Deacon Vic Gournas
  • Brendan Buckler
  • Juan Manuel Lopez
  • Don Maloney
  • Michael Burbeck
  • Nick Cottrill
  • Ryan Elder
  • Ramon Garcia
  • Phil List
  • Philip Johnson
  • Rob Schmid
  • Ian Van Heusen
  • Jonathon Baggett
  • Alexis Barreto
  • Michael Schuetz
  • Edisson Urrego
  • Johnathan Hair 

Above: Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and the 17 seminarians of the Diocese of Raleigh.

Below: Bishop Burbidge with the six new seminarians. From left to right: Philip Johnson, Phil List, Rob Schmid, Bishop Burbidge, Ramon Garcia, Ian Van Heusen and Johnathan Hair