2017 Ordinations

Ordinations to the Transitional Diaconate will be on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Matthew.

Ordinations to the Priesthood will be on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Live streaming of the Ordination will begin at 10:00 a.m. at www.adw.org/dcpriest.

Please join us for a Holy Hour Friday, 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. June 16 in the Crypt Church at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for our Ordinandi. Fr. Carter Griffin, presider and homilist.


PVR Workshop

On Saturday, September 17, over 40 Parish Vocations Representatives came to Saint John Paul II Seminary to learn more about promoting vocations in their parishes. It was a wonderful morning of fellowship and comraderie, and every one was happy to receive their materials to display in their parishes.


First Day of Classes Fall 2016


They're back!  A beautiful day in Washington for the first day of class of the 2016-2017 academic year.  Prayers for all our seminarians to have a successful year!

Holy Hour and Ordination

Please join us at the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, June 24 at 6 p.m. for a Holy Hour to pray for our eight Ordinandi. The Ordinandi will be ordained by Cardinal Wuerl on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the Main Church of the Basilica.

Quo Vadis Excursion

It was a great day for a hike at Sugarloaf Mountain on Sunday, April 10. Almost 30 high school men joined our priests and seminarians for a hike, a talk, outdoor Mass and a wonderful meal at the end of the day.

Spring Break Mission Trip 2016

Seminarians have returned from a spring break mission trip to Banica, Dominican Republic.  They mixed concrete and poured floors, cleared land and visited local parishes.

A Day in the Life of a Priest

Fox 5 has just run a story on Archdiocese of Washington priest Fr. Bill Byrne! It is a glimpse into the life of this great priest - and a glimpse into the life of every priest. Watch the story here!

Christmas Caroling

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist stopped by Saint John Paul II Seminary last evening and brought some baked goodies and sang carols for us.  The seminarians responded with more carols.  A wonderful evening!

Run for Vocations 2015

October 26, 2015
Congratulations and THANK YOU to the entire Run for Vocations Team!  We had a a great race yesterday!


October 1, 2015
Meet our new Transitional Deacons ordained today in Rome!  Congratulations and prayers for Robert Boxie, Jack Berard and Stephen Wyble!


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