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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

Given the influx of Hispanic Catholics into the United States and the growing number of dioceses where Spanish is the predominant language, we are excited to announce the addition of a "Certificate in Hispanic Ministry" Program here at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary. The seminary curriculum will now include instruction, for those seminarians who are interested, in Spanish language and culture beginning this fall (2016) and will be available every semester during the seminarian’s enrollment.

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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.

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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