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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 five 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.

Read a Welcome Message from Very Reverend Brian R. Kiely, Rector

News and Events

On February 22nd the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary community celebrated as ten seminarians were accepted as worthy candidates for Holy Orders.  Mass was celebrated by the Most Rev. Allen Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit. These men have been formally approved by their Bishops and will continue a year of study to be ordained as Roman Catholic priests.

As is custom, seminarians and faculty travelled to Washington D.C. in January to participate in the annual March for Life. The mood throughout the trip was joyful and hopeful.  Included in the trip was a Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, as well as a Youth Rally and Mass for Life in the Verizon Center. 

Enjoy our pictures in this Flickr album, and mark your calendars for January 19, 2018!

Sr. Rose Clarisse Gadoury, S.S.A. passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Sr. Rose Clarisse was a former faculty member of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary for 33 years, from 1975-2008.  She served our community as both a spiritual director and a classroom instructor.

Daily Reflection

Now may the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the eternal high priest himself, the Son of God Jesus Christ, build you up in faith and truth and in all gentleness and in all freedom from anger and forbearance and steadfastness and patient endurance and purity.

-Saint Polycarp

 

Seminarian Profile

Diocese of Dodge City | Class of 2017

Mark Brantley began his life’s journey right down the road from Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Waltham, MA. As an Air Force pilot and the son of an FBI agent, Mark has lived and worked in all parts of the world. After retiring from the Air Force, he flew for a number of years as a commercial airline pilot.

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