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Welcome to Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

The Pope St. John XXIII Seminary community is committed to our founding mission: the human, spiritual, academic and pastoral formation of candidates aged 30 and older. Our unique institution is the only American seminary for these mature candidates administered by diocesan priests. For more than four decades, candidates have been accepted from various professional backgrounds; such as law, medicine, business, teaching, sales, banking, social work and military service. The diversity of life experiences shared by these mature seminarians enriches both the Seminary community and their future ministries in the Church.

Welcome Message from Rev. William Palardy

News and Events

The 24th Annual Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary Golf Tournament was held May 23rd at the Weston Golf Club.  The golf outing included lunch, 18 holes of play, a social hour, silent auction, door prizes and dinner.  The tournament benefits the educational program for more than sixty seminarians currently enrolled at the seminary, which has been in Weston, Massachusetts since 1964. Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary prepares second-career seminarians for priesthood.

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The 24th Annual Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 23rd, at The Weston Golf Club. This premier charity event is held to benefit the educational program for the seminarians. Tuition covers only half the cost of educating a seminarian and the proceeds from this tournament will help bridge the gap and keep the cost of educating them affordable.

On Wednesday, April 27th, the seminary welcomed over 225 guests to witness the dedication of our new Learning Center presided by Cardinal Seán O’Malley.  Guests included various donors, alumni, faculty, and the PSJS Board of Trustees.  The visitors, some of whom travelled from as far away as Texas and New Mexico to attend the dedication, gathered throughout both the Mary and Jack Shaughnessy and Rev. Charles J. Healey, S.J. Pavilions in a spirit of joy and fraternity.   As our Rector, Rev.

Seminarian Profile

Archdiocese of Detroit

Prior to entering the seminary, John Maksym was a judge for the Navy and Marine Corps. He served as a Naval Officer for 31 years, the last 13 as a trial and appellate judge. He retired in 2014 after completing his final tour as the Circuit Judge for the Western Pacific.

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