The Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles, “Scalabrinians”, is a Religious and Missionary Community of Brothers and Priests, founded on November 28, 1887, by the Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini, Bishop of Piacenza, Italy. The Scalabrinians are committed to be migrants with the migrants to respond to the urgent religious and social needs of the migrants. The congregation is now present in 33 countries serving the migrants through schools, parishes, and missions. Formation Houses for priests and brothers are around the world. Here in Los Angeles we have a Vocation Office and House of Discernment in Sun Valley, California.
In this age of much mobility, where more than ever people are moving from one country to another and from one continent to another, God is abundantly blessing our Community with young vocations, especially in third world countries like Viet-Nam and Indonesia.
God is blessing us, and the Church, with over one hundred seminarians in our U.S. province alone, which includes Mexico, and Guatemala. While we thank God for this flourishing moment and the young men for their commitment and generosity, we commend you for your support. We beg you to continue praying that God may send more people to work in our missions in the service to migrants and that we may also continue staffing and serving the community of St. Peter's Italian Church.
Every year St. Peter’s Parish sponsor a fund-raising gala dinner to help the seminary. Please check in our calendar the date of the next event and thank you for being “part of the solution”!