Welcome to Blessed John Paul II Seminary

Blessed John Paul II Seminary is an initiative of the Archdiocese of Washington to prepare college-age men and young adults for entrance into major seminary and eventual ordination to the Catholic priesthood.  Situated next to the campus of The Catholic University of America, our facility can accommodate approximately fifty men who reside at the seminary and attend classes at Catholic University.  Those pursuing an undergraduate degree enroll in a normal schedule of classes with a major in philosophy, while those already possessing an undergraduate degree take a certificate program for two years with an emphasis in philosophy and ancient languages.

Admission to Blessed John Paul II Seminary is granted to those who are admitted to the priestly formation program of the Archdiocese of Washington, subject to the decision of the Archbishop of Washington.

Please contact Fr. Carter Griffin, the Vocation Director, for more information.