Spring Break Mission Trip

Many of our seminarians traveled to rural West Virginia to work at a home for boys and girls. They do great work!

Men's Discernment Retreat Weekend 2015

We hosted over 40 men this past weekend at our Men's Discernment Retreat!  This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for men of all ages to come together with seminarians and priests to try to discern if they are being called to discern a vocation to the priesthood. Everyone had a prayerful, informative, and fun weekend!

March for Life

Welcome Back!

Seminarians had a great retreat last week and are back in class this week.  Welcome Back!

End of First Semester!

Congratulations on finishing the first semester!  Today is the last day of class at The Catholic University of America. Our seminarians will have final exams next week, and then enjoy a well-deserved rest and time with their families and friends.

Quo Vadis Retreat 2014

High school aged men enjoyed a weekend at Saint John Paul II Seminary this past weekend. They were able to experience what life as a seminarian is really like!


Seminary Streamed goes live!

Enjoy our first Seminary Streamed video - five intense GoPro minutes about the life of a seminarian!

Cardinal Müller Talk

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the CDF, greets seminarians following his talk at the John Paul II Shrine.

Congratulations to our Runners!

Sunday, October 26, 2014:

Click here to view the official 2014 Run for Vocations Photo Album!



Tuesday, October 28, 2014:

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2014 Run for Vocations! Your generosity in raising funds, running, sacrificing, and praying for our seminarians can only be outdone by the generosity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, without Whom we would accomplish nothing. (John 15:5)

Donations are still being accepted!  Credit/debit card donations can be made at  Checks should be made out to "Archdiocese of Washington" (or "ADW") with RFV in the memo line and mailed to:

Run for Vocations
Saint John Paul II Seminary
145 Taylor Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20017

May God continue to bless you abundantly!

Join the Archdiocese of Washington's Run for Vocations on Facebook

Follow the Office of Priest Vocations on Facebook: DC Vocations

Canons Kicking Off Season With a Win!

The Roman Canon’s started off their 2014 intermural flag football season with a blast, with a 27 to 6 victory this past Sunday. There are high hopes for the games to come and the excitement within the seminary is beginning to grow. Many of the players on the team are first year seminarians and have strengthened the depth of the team.

First year seminarian, William Bolin, started at safety and had three interceptions. The quarterback was another first year seminarian, Mark Dwyer, who also had a great game with three touchdowns. Defensively and offensively it was a truly impressive game. Some of seminarians are saying that in the past four years, the team has never looked so good.

With tougher opponents looming in the future schedule, the Canon’s aren’t getting overconfident, but this win has definitely given the team a boost of energy that will carry over until the next game.

- Brendan Glasgow

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