Mount St. Joseph Seminary and Novitiate
6530 Wells Ave.
Loomis, CA 95650
Near and dear to the hearts of St. Joseph Marello parishioners is Mount St. Joseph.
Mount St. Joseph is the seminary and novitiate of the Oblates of St. Joseph, located in Loomis, CA, just a few miles from our church.
Mount St. Joseph is home to a number of priests, brothers, and seminarians of the Oblates of St. Joseph, including our own pastor. The primary mission of the seminary is the formation of young men who are being called to be part of the Oblates' religious family. The priests and brothers of Mount St. Joseph also kindly support St. Joseph Marello parish.
The Oblates residing at Mount St. Joseph also operate the neighboring Marello Youth Retreat Center, one of the most active youth retreat facilities in the Diocese of Sacramento.
On a historical note, Mount St. Joseph and the Marello Youth Retreat Center served as a home away from home for all parishioners during the long years before the completion of our church building.
Let us pray daily that the Lord will send His holy Church many vocations, men and women who will spend their entire lives to the worship of the Lord and the service of His holy people as priests, brothers and sisters. Pray that all those called will be able to discern the Lord's will for them and then have the courage to follow with love and zeal. Pray for vocations from our parish!