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March 19, 2018 - Ten seminarians proclaimed the Solemn Oath of Fidelity and made their Profession of Catholic Faith as part of Evening Prayer on March 19th the Feast of St. Joseph. The service was presided over by Pope St. John XXIII Rector, Very Rev. Brian R. Kiely in our Alumni Chapel.

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the community of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary celebrated ten of our Third Year Theologians who were accepted as worthy candidates for Holy Orders.  The Most Rev. Michael C. Barber, S.J., Bishop of the Diocese of Oakland, California, was welcomed to the Seminary as celebrant of the Mass.

We were delighted to have The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton, PA, with us as Principal Celebrant at the Ministry of Acolyte for the Class of 2021. The installation was held on Dec. 6, 2017.

The ministry of Acolyte is one of service at the altar. Think of the man who brought the scroll to Jesus in the synagogue or the boy whose loaves and fishes provided the food that Our Lord multiplied for thousands, or Joseph of Arimathea who provided the tomb and linens for the burial of the crucified Christ. It's a ministry of attentive service and love.

Join us in congratulating seminarian Lambert Nieme ’18 for his recent participation in a conference held at University of Notre Dame.

“Take this book of Holy Scripture and be faithful in handing on the word of God, so that it may grow strong in the hearts of his people."

With these words, The Most Rev. Felipe J. Estévez, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, instituted twelve seminarians to the Ministry of Reader on October 25, 2017.

This ceremony marks an important step toward ordination. Though they may have been lectors in their own parishes or ministries, now they encounter God's Word in a deeper sense. They proclaim the Scriptures and embrace the role of teachers of God's Word.

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