*Media Advisory* Seminarians From Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary To Stop At Saint John’s Hospice During Third Annual Vocations Awareness Bike Tour And Serve Lunch To Men Experiencing Homelessness

Six seminarians from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary will stop at Saint John’s Hospice (SJH) during the third annual vocations awareness bike tour and serve lunch to men experiencing homelessness. SJH is a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS).

Upon arrival, the seminarians will be greeted by a group of SJH representatives and supporters.

Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, and Reverend David Friel, Director of the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood, will join in distributing meals.

Thursday, August 5, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Seminarians arrive by bike)
12:00 p.m. (Lunch service begins)
Saint John’s Hospice
1221 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Biking for Vocations 2021 is a five day pilgrimage (August 4-8) designed to raise awareness of vocations to the priesthood and generate support for seminarians currently studying in the Seminary’s program of priestly formation. It also provides the opportunity for fellowship, prayer, and sharing the Gospel message.

This year, 10 seminarian bikers will be leaving Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and heading into two separate parts of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. One group will also cycle into the Diocese of Allentown.

About Saint John’s Hospice (SJH)

For over 55 years, SJH has provided crucial and life-sustaining services with dignity, respect, and compassion to men experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. Each weekday, SJH provides more than 300 hot meals to its residential and day services guests, as well as case management, on-site nursing, daily showers, and a mail room for over 1,500 men. Each year, it provides residential services for over 250 men transitioning from homelessness to independent living in the community. To learn more about Saint John’s Hospice, please visit https://saintjohnshospice.org/.

About Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

Founded in 1832, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary has been forming men for priestly service in the Catholic Church for more than 180 years. Last fall, the 2020-2021 year of formation began with 156 enrolled seminarians; 74 are preparing to become priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 82 are preparing for the priesthood in nineteen partner dioceses and religious congregations. With the generosity of many, these young seminarians are able to successfully transform into the compassionate and loyal priests and inspiring leaders of tomorrow’s Church.  For more information on Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, please call 610-667-3394 or visit www.scs.edu.

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Editor’s Note: Broadcast and still photographers are only permitted to photograph/video Saint John’s Hospice clients from behind.