Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary
558 South Ave
Weston, MA 02493
Secretariat: Cardinal's Office
 
 

Contacts

 
 
Rev. William B. Palardy
Rector/President
Office: 781-899-5500
Fax: 781-899-9057
Dr. Anthony Keaty
Academic Dean/Registrar
Office: 781-899-5500
Fax: 781-899-9057
Rev. Paul Miceli
Dean of Seminarians
Office: 781-899-5500
Fax: 781-899-9057
Rev. Michael A.J. Alfano
Director of Pastoral Ministry
Office: 781-899-5500
Fax: 781-899-9057
Reverend William F. Murphy
Director of Spiritual Formation
Office: 781-899-5500
Fax: 781-899-9057
Dr. John F. Millard
Director of Pre-Theology Program
Office: 781-899-5500
Fax: 781-899-9057

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

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The Pope St. John XXIII Seminary community is committed to its founding mission: the human, spiritual, academic and pastoral formation of candidates between 30 and 60 years of age. It is the only American seminary for these mature candidates administered by diocesan priests. For more than four 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.

At Pope St. John XXIII, seminarians are offered a balanced program of priestly formation in a healthy, happy and mature environment specifically suited for the adult learner. The curriculum of theological studies is designed to nurture what is central to our Catholic Faith and Tradition in an integrated human, spiritual and pastoral formation program.  The expectation is that candidates applying for admission will have obtained an undergraduate degree and many enter the Seminary having already earned advanced degrees.

Candidates considering admission are sponsored by a diocese or religious order. Its current seminarians represent over thirty dioceses and two religious orders located throughout the United States and beyond. Since 1964, 124 dioceses and 20 religious orders have entrusted the formation of their candidates for priesthood to this Seminary. Almost 600 of its alumni serve throughout the world.

The Seminary offers both a four-year Master of Divinity Program and a one-year optional Pre-Theology Program.  For more information, please call 781-899-5500 or visit http://www.psjs.edu/.