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Of the 430 potential ordinands to the priesthood this year, 18 will have been formed at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary!

Lambert Nieme, Class of 2018, is preparing for his ordination as a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston.  His ordination is May 19th at The Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Mission Church).  Enjoy this Boston Globe article featuring a story about Lambert and his journey to the priesthood.  Please pray for Lambert as he continues his journey and soon begins ministering to the people of Boston. 

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.

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