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Most Rev. Paul J. Swain, Class of 1988, Called Home to the Lord

November 29, 2022

Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, Bishop Emeritus of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Bishop Swain was ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Madison on May 27, 1988 and was an alumnus of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary.

Fourteen Men Admitted to Candidacy

October 28, 2022

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary was blessed to have the Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane of the Diocese of Venice, Florida, preside over the Admission to Candidacy of fourteen of our current seminarians.

41st Annual Lawn Party Raises $350,000 for Priestly Formation

October 6, 2022

On September 28, 2022, over 300 guests gathered in the Mary Courtyard to celebrate the formation of priests at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary. His Eminence Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston and Chairman of the Board, hosted the evening and Ms.

Mrs. Katherine Rose Fay Passes to the Lord

September 20, 2022

Mrs. Katherine Rose Fay, mother of Msgr. William P. Fay, on the faculty of Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary passed to the Lord on Friday, September 16. May she rest in peace.


Mass of the Holy Spirit and A New Formation Year

September 8, 2022

On Friday, September 2, 2022, Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, presided at Mass of the Holy Spirit with the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary community. This Mass was celebrated to seek God’s blessings as we begin a new formation year for men studying for priesthood.

First Fridays Resume in September

August 10, 2022

Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Starting Friday, September 2nd, Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary will resume First Fridays.