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On February 22nd the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary community celebrated as ten seminarians were accepted as worthy candidates for Holy Orders.  Mass was celebrated by the Most Rev. Allen Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit. These men have been formally approved by their Bishops and will continue a year of study to be ordained as Roman Catholic priests.

As is custom, seminarians and faculty travelled to Washington D.C. in January to participate in the annual March for Life. The mood throughout the trip was joyful and hopeful.  Included in the trip was a Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, as well as a Youth Rally and Mass for Life in the Verizon Center. 

Enjoy our pictures in this Flickr album, and mark your calendars for January 19, 2018!

Sr. Rose Clarisse Gadoury, S.S.A. passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Sr. Rose Clarisse was a former faculty member of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary for 33 years, from 1975-2008.  She served our community as both a spiritual director and a classroom instructor.

Is God calling you? Have you contemplated the Priesthood and would like to learn more?

On Friday and Saturday - February 10th and 11th - Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary is hosting a Discernment Retreat for men over the age of 30 who are interested in Priesthood. His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O'Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston, will be in attendance. Attendees will have the opportunity to live and pray with the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary community, attend classes and discussion groups, and socialize with seminarians, faculty and staff.

Before the busy Advent and Christmas seasons at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, we celebrated an important step in the formation of our seminarians in the Class of 2020.   On December 7th, the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Most Reverend James Massa, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn (also current PSJS XXIII Board member and a former faculty member), instituted these men to serve in a new way in the celebration of Mass.


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