Posts Tagged ‘Vocations’

2017 Ordination to the Priesthood

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Watch live from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as I ordain four men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Washington. [Read more]

Parish Life Seen Through the Eyes of our Priests

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

This first week in July is a very special time in our archdiocese. Our eight newly-ordained priests begin their priestly ministry at the parish to which they were assigned. Pastors and associate priests, formally called “parochial vicars,” who have received new assignments also this week move to their new parish home. As I noted at […] [Read more]

Ordination to the Priesthood Live Stream

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

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Servants of All

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

The Archdiocese of Washington is blessed this morning with a new class of transitional deacons in addition to our newly-ordained priests in a couple of weeks. With each of these ordinations of seminarians to the transitional diaconate, as with the priesthood, we learn something of what it means for these men to give their lives […] [Read more]

Pray for our Future Priests

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

For a number of years now, in the weeks leading up to ordination, our Saint John Paul II Seminary has highlighted the relationships of prayer and priestly ministry by hosting and inviting parishes to host a holy hour for transitional deacons who are to be ordained. This year, we will celebrate our archdiocesan Mass of […] [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]

Seminarian Family Day

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day with some very special and important people. It was our annual archdiocesan Seminarian Family Day at Saint Patrick’s Church in Rockville, Maryland. This time of prayer, gratitude and fellowship with the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers of our seminarians is one I always look forward […] [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]

Seminaries of the Home

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Just before Christmas, I had the privilege of celebrating Mass and then attending a dinner for the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Washington, held at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Hyattsville, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last fall.  Then afterward, most of the archdiocese’s 76 seminarians, except those studying in Rome, posed with me for […] [Read more]