The Catholic University of America


 Council Vocations

CUA alumni gathering for a picture in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception prior to the Vigil for Life Mass, January 21, 2016.


Founded by a parish priest, the Knights of Columbus has always worked hard to encourage young men and women to consider God’s call to service in the priesthood or religious life.  Under the motto “Keep the Faith Alive,” the Order’s vocations initiative has a number of programs based on prayer and designed to reach the hearts and minds of young people, as well as to provide financial support during their years of seminary training or religious formation.


Council 9542 is proud to share in this most noble initiative, fostering several vocations to the priesthood and religious life over the years.  With the treasury of spiritual resources available at the Catholic University of America, certainly students but especially members of the University's Knights of Columbus are encouraged and supported to discern God's will for their lives. 

Please join us in praying for our Council's seminarians and students in religious formation:


Heavenly Father, bless Your Church with an abundance of holy and zealous priests, deacons, brothers and sisters.  Give those You have called to the married state and those You have chosen to live as single persons in the world the special graces that their lives require.  Form us all in the likeness of Your Son so that in Him, with Him and through Him we may love You more deeply and serve You more faithfully, always and everywhere.  With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.






Colin Lomnitzer
Class of 2018
Diocese of Bridgeport

Peter Sennert
Class of 2015
Society of Mary (Marianists)


Alex Boucher

Class of 2014
Diocese of Portland

Andrew St. Hiliare
Class of 2014
Diocese of Harrisburg

Deacon Brett Garland
Class of 2013
Diocese of Columbus

Brother Reginald Hoefer, O.P.
Class of 2013
Order of Preachers (Dominicans)

Joseph Hubbard
Class of 2013
Archdiocese of Boston



Rev. Br. Will Tarraza, O.F.M. Cap.
Class of 2011
Capuchin Franciscans 


Sean Phillips, Ph.D.
Class of 2009
Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines)

Luke Hlavin
Former Campus Minister for Men's Ministry
Capuchin Franciscans


Christopher Heller
Class of 2017
Diocese of Rockville Centre

 Ajani Gibson
Classes of 2013, 2017
Archdiocese of New Orleans