Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., joined the seminarians on the first day of  the retreat on July 20. Here, they are gathered in one of the chapels in San Alfonso Retreat House, West End. Staff photo
Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., joined the seminarians on the first day of the retreat on July 20. Here, they are gathered in one of the chapels in San Alfonso Retreat House, West End. Staff photo
Spiritual talks and conferences, Mass, prayer experiences, and time for rest are among the highlights of the annual retreat for seminarians being held this week in San Alfonso Retreat House, West End.

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and Msgr. Thomas Mullelly, diocesan vicar for clergy and consecrated life and director of seminarians, are visiting with the group during the July 20-24 retreat. Msgr. Mullelly is among those speaking for the daily conferences.

Father Garry Koch, pastor of St. Benedict Parish, Holmdel, and associate director of vocations for the Diocese, is leading the retreat, which is being sponsored by the diocesan Office of Seminarians.