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Rite for Admission to Candidacy for Four Seminarians

October 30, 2023

On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary was blessed to have the Most Reverend Earl K. Fernandes, Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, preside over the Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders for four of our seminarians.

Record-Breaking Year at the 42nd Annual Lawn Party

October 3, 2023

On Wednesday evening, September 27th, over 300 guests gathered in the Mary Courtyard to celebrate the formation of Catholic priests at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary - raising record revenue of over $400,000 to support the formation program.


42nd Annual Lawn Party - September 27th

August 25, 2023

On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary will hold its Annual Lawn Party. This wonderful event will be hosted by His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M.

Congratulations Class of 2023

May 11, 2023

On Monday afternoon, May 8, 2023, a Commissioning Mass was celebrated in Alumni Chapel for the Class of 2023 as they concluded their formation studies and now prepar

Sunday Mass Suspended for Summer

May 10, 2023

Thank you for joining us this academic year on Sunday mornings to celebrate Holy Mass together.  With the close of the 2022-2023 academic year and the departure of seminarians, we will be suspending in-person attendance and livestreaming of Sunday Mass until September.

Oath of Fidelity for Transitional Deacons

May 2, 2023

On Monday, May 1, 2023, the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary community witnessed seven men from Third Theology profess their faith and take an oath of fidelity in preparation for their ordination as Transitional Deacons this Spring and Summer.

Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity for Priesthood

April 17, 2023

On Friday evening, March 24th, seminarians and faculty gathered for solemn Evening Prayer. During this rite, members of the fourth theology class made their Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity in preparation for their ordinations to the priesthood.