Posts Tagged ‘Saint John Paul II Seminary’

The Founding and Center of the Saint John Paul II Seminary

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Since the Archdiocese of Washington established the first seminary in the United States to be named for Pope John Paul II on May 1, 2011 – the date of his beatification – we have celebrated an annual Founding Day Mass there. This year’s liturgy is especially poignant because it comes soon after the tenth anniversary […] [Read more]

The Blessing of the Saint John Paul II Seminary’s New Wing

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

This summer marked a special milestone as I ordained the first graduates of our archdiocesan Saint John Paul II Seminary. They are the pioneers, the first of many more to come – so many, in fact, we have needed to expand the seminary building multiple times, just like we continue to need more laborers for […] [Read more]

The Ordination of Our Newest Priests

Friday, June 16th, 2017

One of the most joyful days of the year for our family of faith will unfold tomorrow at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as I ordain four new priests to serve Christ, his Church, and all they encounter. Three of these soon-to-be new priests are pioneer members of our Saint […] [Read more]

The Saint John Paul II Seminary Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Yesterday our family of faith marked a special milestone as we celebrated the Founding Day Mass for our archdiocesan seminary, which was formally established five years ago originally bearing the name Blessed John Paul II Seminary. That day on which I signed the Decree of Erection, Divine Mercy Sunday, May 1, 2011, was also the day […] [Read more]

Saint John Paul II’s Enduring Presence

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Saint John Paul II – whose feast day we celebrate today – has been an on-going presence in the Church of Washington impacting lives in a special way since the fall of 2011, when we opened a new archdiocesan seminary named in his honor. After he was elected pope in 1978, this holy man called […] [Read more]

Lord, Send Us More Laborers for the Harvest

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

This Fourth Sunday of Easter is the 52nd World Day of Prayer for Vocations, in which we pray that the Lord send more laborers for his harvest (cf. Matthew 9:38, Luke 10:2) and we pray also for the priests and consecrated religious who have ministered to us throughout our lives. With prayers offered up to […] [Read more]