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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

Monsignor Dennis F. Sheehan, who was the Fourth Rector of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, died unexpectedly on November 20, 2020. Monsignor Sheehan was a great priest of the Archdiocese of Boston whose pastoral ministry touched the lives of countless men and women. He was a wonderful friend to many of us, and his wonderful wit, keen intellect, and gracious ways will be deeply missed. Please join the community in praying that the Lord will embrace Msgr. Sheehan with His merciful love and grant Msgr. Sheehan the rewards of a faithful life lived in service of His people.

Father Alfred Aloysius McBride, O. Praem., age 91, a member of the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, WI, and a Norbertine priest, passed into God’s eternal kingdom on October 23, 2020. Fr. McBride was appointed the Ecclesiastical Assistant for the United States in 1989. He served as consultant to the Archdiocese of Boston for the implementation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and was a Professor of Homiletics and Catechetics at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts during this time.

We are starting a program entitled “VIRTUAL First Friday Visits” in which we will host interested men once a month by inviting them to join the Seminary community for prayer and a zoom information session.  These brief and informal evenings will begin at 5:00 PM and conclude by 7:00 PM.  During their virtual visit here, the men will join the community for Holy Hour and Evening Prayer https://www.psjs.edu/chapel-live-stream.

Daily Reflection

Jesus made Himself like the grain of wheat that falls to the ground and dies to give life. Our hope springs from that love-filled life.

-Pope Francis

 

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