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St. John's Summer Program

Endorsed by

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2019 Catholic College & Vocations Fair

at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Parish

43950 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

9:00-10:00am -  Eucharistic Adoration

10:00-11:00am - Mass

11:00am-3:00pm - Speakers and Fair (the vendor fair will take breaks for the scheduled speakers - see speaker schedule below)

 General Schedule

Food, snacks and drink will be available for purchase from 11am-3pm

 Colleges/Universities Attending

All schools attending are listed on the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College 

The Newman Guide, published annually by the Cardinal Newman Society, recommends Catholic colleges and universities because of their commitment to a faithful Catholic education. All the institutions recommended in the Guide are unique, each with its own special charism, approach to education, and campus culture.

For instance, some immerse students in every aspect of faithful Catholic life, while others, though faithful, serve a more diverse group of students. Some allow opposite-sex visitation in student bedrooms, while others do not. Some have a strong core curriculum, while some offer more electives and encourage specialization.

One type of institution may not be better than the other. But one type is likely better for your unique needs. Parents and students should look closely at each college to decide if what it offers is what you need and are looking for. We pray that you successfully find the college that is the best fit for you!


View a comparison chart of vital information on all Newman Guide recommended colleges by clicking the image to the left.

 Religious Orders Attending

more being added - please check back 

Speaker Schedule

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 Mr. Brent Johnson 

12:00-12:25pm - ""Out into the whole world…!"

Brent Johnson is Vice President for Enrollment at Ave Maria University and a convert to the Catholic faith.  Although originally from a small town in western Nebraska, he has spent most of his life outside of the USA—mostly in China—but also Mexico, all over the Caribbean, and Asia top to bottom.  


Starting, running, and growing companies and organizations has been his passion and profession since college days. His particular contribution is to operations management and talent development. 


Brent first went to China in 1990 when he studied Chinese language at Shanxi University.  In 1995 he and his wife, Serena, visited a Chinese government orphanage.  There they began to help care for abandoned little ones, established a charity called China Little Flower, and over the course of the last twenty years have cared (saved) for thousands of babies.  Brent and Serena have six children, ages 25 to 8 years. 

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Dr. John Cuddeback

1:00-1:25pm -  “The Challenge of Friendship for Teens and Young Adults”

John Cuddeback, PhD, is professor and chairman of the Philosophy Department at Christendom College. His book, True Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness, was republished in 2010. His academic writings have appeared in Nova et Vetera, and The Thomist, as well as in several volumes published by the American Maritain Association. He lectures widely on ethics, family, and the good life. His website dedicated to the philosophy of family and household takes its name from his acorn-fattened pigs:  Dr. Cuddeback is an avid gardener and hunter, and he and his wife have six children and live in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Mother Servant of the Cross

2:00-2:25pm  -  “Discerning God's Call

“Born and raised in Oklahoma, Mother Servant of the Cross felt the call to religious life and the call to be a missionary, while teaching High School Religion and coaching basketball.  She entered the Community Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara in 2009, while her twin brother entered the male branch of the community- Institute of the Incarnate Word in 2011.  Mother Servant of the Cross is currently the Superior of the Juniorate House of Formation in Washington DC and the vocations director for the province in the US.    


Fr. Scott Woods

10:00am Mass (Homily) - “The Universal Call to Holiness and Discernment of Vocation

Fr. Scott Woods is the Assistant Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Washington.  He also serves as the pastor at St. Cecilia and St. Peter Claver in southern St. Mary's County and the campus chaplain at St. Mary's Ryken High School in Leonardtown. A recent article in the National Catholic Register talks about how spiritual direction at St. Mary's Ryken has led to the discernment of numerous vocations to the priestly and religious lives.  You can read that article by clicking HERE.

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Please contact Rich Olon at rolon@sjchollywood with any questions. 

St. John Francis Regis Parish

43950 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636

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