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The Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary community was honored to welcome to Weston the Rector of our brother seminary, Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA, on March 20th, the Feast of St. Joseph. Monsignor James P. Moroney celebrated Mass with seminarians where in his homily he highlighted the virtue of obedience while speaking of St. Joseph as a role model. We thank Monsignor Moroney for taking the time to pray with us, and for sharing his joyfulness, his friendship and his thoughtful words on a wonderful man, St. Joseph.

Great news! We are so very proud that 2007 alumnus Bishop-Elect Roy E. Campbell, Jr. has been named by Pope Francis on March 8th as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington D.C.  Bishop-Elect Campbell worked in the retail banking industry before entering Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in 2003.

Read more about Bishop-Elect Campbell in the official announcement on the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. website

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.


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