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Please note that the upcoming 28th Annual Golf Tournament – “Fran and Stephen Rowen Memorial” – has been postponed due to precautions taken with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working on a possible re-scheduling of the date to a time when it is deemed safe.  Please stay safe and healthy.  We look forward to the time when we can see you again on the links! 

Before the global pandemic COVID-19 altered our world as we know it, the community at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, like many communities, was working hard and was focused on serving others.  Below is an interview by seminarian Dan McHale ’21, from the Diocese of Albany, with fellow third-theologian, Mark Harris of the Diocese of Venice, about Mark’s witness to life in January.   

There was a ray of light and hope at Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary amidst the darkness and confusion that has been surrounding the world lately. On the evening of March 24, in conjunction with sung Evening Prayer, nine men who have dedicated themselves to three years of seminary formation, made the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity. These men come from nine different Arch/dioceses and will be ordained transitional deacons in the months to come. After one more year of seminary formation, they will be ordained to the priesthood.

Author:  Rev. Chris Lowe '15

Rev. Chris Lowe, Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary Class of 2015, recently published a guide on Catholic social teaching.

As summarized on the website for Amazon, Catholic Social Teaching: Group Reading Guide is perfect for small groups, youth ministry, or adult faith formation. This clear and accessible guide helps us understand both the “whats” and the “whys” of the Church’s social teachings and how they provide the moral compass we need to navigate our complex and increasingly polarized world.

The Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary community welcomed Bishop Edgar da Cunha, Bishop of Fall River, on Wednesday February 12th, to celebrate the Mass for the Institution of Acolytes.  First Year Theologians were installed so each may primarily aid the deacon and minister to the priest.


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