2023 Graduation Mass

On Tuesday, May 9, the John Paul II Institute celebrated its thirty-fourth graduation liturgy at the Redemptor Hominis Chapel of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. His Excellency John O. Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre was the principal celebrant and homilist. Bishop Barres encouraged the new graduates to root their future work of evangelization in contemplation of “the radiant Face of the Risen Christ.” (full text of homily)

Mr. Patrick Kelly, Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Governors and Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, closed the event with remarks to the graduating class on the co-responsibility of the laity and the clergy for the life of the Church, in particular through her missionary mandate. (full text)

The graduates of 2023 are joined by Dr. David Crawford, Mr. Patrick Kelly, Bishop John Barres, and Fr. Antonio Lopez.

The 2023 graduating class included:

For the Degree of Master of Theological Studies

Maria Teresa Briggs
Carmine Cicalese
Sr. Mary Gabriel Devlin, SV
Christian Duran Pinzon
Emma Girton
Erica Kane
Andrea Polito
Sonny Ramirez
Ailsa Skuodas

For the Degree of Licentiate in Sacred Theology

Fr. Tommaso Badiani

For the Degree of Ph.D. in Theology of Person, Marriage, and Family

Andrew Shivone