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It has been a busy ordination season! Our Class of 2018 concluded their studies in May and ordinations have been taking place throughout the country…and world!  Join us in congratulating these men and please keep them in your prayers as they embark on their journeys to preach the Gospel and bring God’s people together. We are confident that, with their studies and unique experiences and backgrounds, they will reach many people and be wonderful Roman Catholic priests. Ad multos annos!

James Bates
Diocese of Bridgeport
Ordained: June 2, 2018

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.


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