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.
This year's event raised $95,000. On behalf of the seminarians - thank you to our supporters for their commitment to this important fundraiser for our community. We couldn’t have done it without you!
"There is an increasing need for more priests to serve the faithful of the Church," said the rector, Father William Palardy. "Our unique formation program is preparing parish priests to fulfill this need." Established in 1964 by Cardinal Richard Cushing, Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary is dedicated to forming men ages 30 to 60 for priesthood. It was the first seminary in North America established for the formation of men answering the call to the priesthood at a later time in their lives. To date, candidates have come to the seminary from more than 130 dioceses and 20 religious communities. Almost 700 alumni serve in dioceses and religious communities throughout the world.