Approximately 40 seminarians, faculty priests and representatives of the local Knights of Columbus March for Life during recent pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.
On January 21, 2015, the seminary group travelled by bus to Washington D.C. Soon after their arrival in the city that evening, they attended the March for Life Vigil Mass celebrated by His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. The next day, on January 22, they headed to the National Mall for the March for Life attended by an estimated 400,000 plus pilgrims.
Seminarians Shannon Thurman and Ed Shikina (Diocese of Columbus, OH) carry the seminary banner ahead of the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary delegation as they march up Capitol Hill.
Father Bill Palardy, Rector (2nd from right) and Deacon David Skoblow (Diocese of Metuchen, NJ), lead the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary group.
Father Paul Miceli, Dean of Seminarians, leads the Pope St. John XXIII men in a prayer for Life and a safe pilgrimage on the bus before departure, with Shannon Thurman (Archdiocese of Denver, CO) assisting and Fr. Palardy, Rector, background.
The Pope St. John XXIII group posed for a photo outside their Washington, D.C. hotel before heading to the National Mall for the March for Life.
Our 50th Anniversary celebration at Alumni Days concluded with Mass celebrated by His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston, followed by a banquet with our alumni, seminarians, faculty, staff and trustees.
Our founder Richard Cardinal Cushing realized the need to provide a path for men with a delayed vocation to priesthood. We have formed over 600 men (ages 30-60) for ordination from over 150 (arch) dioceses and religious orders.
As we celebrate this milestone we give thanks to God for the blessings Pope St. John XIII National Seminary bestows upon the Church throughout the United States and beyond.
The Boston Pilot covered our Alumni Days in their article from 10/31/14
The Philadelphia Inquirer covered Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary and Seminarian
Kevin Mulligan, who used to be a sportswriter. Article from 10/30/14
Autumn 2014 Newsletter - now available to read online.
Alumni priest Rev. Anthony Cardone, Pope St John Class of 2011, was featured in the Divine Mercy News.
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News coverage of our 2014 commencement. Coverage from the Detroit Free Press, My Catholic Standard, and iObserve.org Please visit our Press Coverage page to read more.