Recently at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, Rev. Michael A.J. Alfano, Director of Pastoral Formation, welcomed field education supervisors for a 2016-2017 “kick-off” luncheon and meeting. Father Alfano works with seminarians on their areas of interest and places them in pastoral assignments where they will learn, as well as put into practice, ministerial skills outside the classroom. These experiences will train the seminarians for the types of ministries they will encounter in parishes and communities in their dioceses.