Religious Outreach Support Vocation Program (RSVP)
Seminarians/Postulants Our Council Supports 

Patrick Agustin

Second Theology
North American College
Home Parish: St. Columba, Oxon Hill, MD
Worked in Finance for a major motion picture company in Los Angeles prior to entering seminary.

     Through the Knights of Columbus Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP), councils, assemblies and Squires circles “adopt” one or more seminarians or postulants and provide them with financial assistance and moral support.​​

      RSVP money is used by seminarians and those in religious formation for tuition and books, car insurance and maintenance, travel during vacations, emergency expenditures and other living expenses. Knights provide more than financial support, though. Members write letters to students, sponsor dinners for them, invite them to join the Order and, most importantly, pray for vocations.

     Last year, financial help from councils to future priests, sisters and brothers, exceeded $2.6 million.  A total of 4,513 seminarians and postulants received RSVP support from more than 2,500 local units. Since 1981 the Order has provided more than $38 million in aid through RSVP, helping 61,196 men and women follow their vocations.

   Qualifying councils and assemblies receive a $100 refund for every $500 donated, up to a limit of $2,000 donated to an individual, while the refund for Squires is $20 for every $100 donated. In the Philippines and Mexico, councils and assemblies receive the equivalent in local currency of $50 for every $250 donated.

Seminary Adentures June 2018 V2 (3)
Thank You Note

My Life Before the Seminary
Seminary Adventures February 2017
Seminary Adventures July 2016
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Seminary Adventures June 2015
Jonathan Barahona

First Theology
Theological College
Home Parish: St. Martin of Tours, Gaithersburg
Has been a certified lifeguard for 5 years.

Oldest of three children. 

Was studying education prior to entering seminary.

​Ben Szoch

First Pre-Theology
Saint John Paul II Seminary
Home Parish: Sacred Heart, La Plata

Studied Biomedical Engineering at Penn State University and worked as a footwear lab engineer at Under Armour prior to entering Seminary.

Former RSVP Seminarians and Postulants

  • Rev. Thomas La Hood (1996)
  • Rev. Michael Paris (2003)
  • Rev. Benton Garrett (2005)
  • Rev. Mario Majano (2006)
  • Rev. Scott Holmer (2009 - 2013) was Sacred Heart Church Parochial Vicar
  • Mother Mary of the Immaculate Conception (Kathryn) Ambrogio (2002)
  • Rev. Kenneth Gill (2011 -2014)
  • Christopher Huebner (2013 - 2014)
  • Rev. Jack Berard (2015 - 2016)
  • Mother Anna Marie Schreyer (2014 - 2018)