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Come home to Pope Saint John XXIII - Reunion classes
‘68, ‘73, ‘78, ‘83, ‘88, ‘93, ‘98, ‘03, ‘08, ‘13  

Tuesday, October 16th and Wednesday, October 17th

Alumni Days

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • 7:00 pm - Registration - (early arrivals welcome for dinner at 6:00 pm - please sign in)
  • 7:30 pm - KEYNOTE PRESENTATION (Alumni Chapel)
    Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia

One of global Catholicism's most prominent chroniclers, Rocco Palmo has held court as the "Church Whisperer" since 2004. A former US correspondent for the London-based international Catholic weekly, The Tablet, he's been a church analyst for The New York Times, Associated Press, Washington Post, Reuters, Los Angeles Times, BBC, NBC, CNN and NPR among other mainstream print and broadcast outlets worldwide. In 2011, Palmo co-chaired the first Vatican conference on social media, convened by the Pontifical Councils for Culture and Social Communications. By appointment of Archbishop Charles Chaput OFM Cap., he's likewise served on the first-ever Pastoral Council of the Archdiocese, whose Church remains his home.

  • 8:30 pm - Reception for All
    Alumni, faculty, staff & seminarians are invited for refreshments and conversation in the lounge immediately following the keynote presentation.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • 8:00 am - Breakfast
    Alumni are welcome to join us and enjoy some free time for visiting before the first meeting.
  • 9:30 am - Seminary Program Effectiveness
    Alumni are welcome to join us and enjoy some free time for visiting before the first meeting.
  • 10:30 am - Rector’s Report & Alumni Meeting (media room)
  • 11:40 am - Presentation, Alumni & Seminarians: To be announced
  • 12:35 pm - Lunch
    The afternoon is free for visiting, sightseeing, etc.
  • 4:30 pm - Annual Alumni Mass - Remembrance of Deceased
    Celebrant – Very Rev. Brian R. Kiely, Rector
    Homilist – Rev. Msgr. William P. Fay
  • 6:00 pm - Alumni Banquet

For more information, please contact: 

Kate Folan, Associate Director of Institutional Advancement
Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary
558 South Avenue
Weston, MA 02493
781.810.1923 (office)


Click here for registration information. Please fax 781-899-9057 or mail to Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, 558 South Ave., Weston, MA 02493

To see photos from previous Alumni Days, click here.

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