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Welcome to Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

The Pope St. John XXIII Seminary community is committed to our founding mission: the human, spiritual, academic and pastoral formation of candidates aged 30 and older. Our unique institution is the only American seminary for these mature candidates administered by diocesan priests. For more than five decades, candidates have been accepted from various professional backgrounds; such as law, medicine, business, teaching, sales, banking, social work and military service. The diversity of life experiences shared by these mature seminarians enriches both the Seminary community and their future ministries in the Church.

Read a Welcome Message from Very Reverend Brian R. Kiely, Rector

News and Events

38th Annual Lawn Party – Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – 6:00pm

This is a great opportunity to come under the tent and meet the current seminarians studying for their respective dioceses around the country and world. Your support directly benefits the formation program for enrolled seminarians.
 
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This past May, the Class of 2019 completed their studies at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary. A climactic experience, for sure! Each man concluded his obligations in Weston, MA and opened a new door, journeying back to his respective diocese to be ordained a Roman Catholic priest by his Bishop.  The Seminary community will miss their presence, but we are especially proud of their new role in the world, as men of God and for God, and for His church throughout the United States.  
 

In June, 2019, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Board of Commissioners renewed Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary’s accreditation status for 10 years, until spring, 2029. The Board made its decision based on the report of a four member ATS team that visited PSJS from February 25 to 28, 2019.

Daily Reflection

Jesus made Himself like the grain of wheat that falls to the ground and dies to give life. Our hope springs from that love-filled life.

-Pope Francis

 

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