The tournament features seminary communities in the mid-Atlantic region competing on the soccer field, as well as sharing friendship and time for prayer together.
Teams competing for the Vianney Cup include the seminary communities of Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, Md.; St. Mary's in Baltimore; Theological College (The national seminary of The Catholic University of America) and the host team, St. Charles.
Prior to the start of the tournament, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput celebrated Mass in St. Martin's Chapel at the seminary.
Following the Mass, the teams took to the fields for the first game. Teams played simultaneously at St. Charles' and St. Joseph's University's fields. After the first game the tournament closed with championship and consolation matches.
Mount St. Mary’s beat St. Charles 1-0 to win the tournament.
The day's festivities concluded with Evening Prayer in St. Martin's Chapel led by Bishop Timothy Senior, rector of St. Charles Seminary.
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