Fr. John Paul Mary
About Fr. John Paul Mary
Director of EWTN Pilgrimage Department, Vocation Director
Rev. Fr. John Paul Mary, MFVA was born and raised in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. While growing up he enjoyed skateboarding and rollerblading. After high school he worked full-time for a hardware store and devoted much time and attention to his fixing and modifying his show car. He went back to school in the late nineties and earned an associates degree in engineering from DeVry Institute of Technology in 2000. Feeling a call to the priesthood he became a seminarian for the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA shortly after his graduation. During his philosophical studies at the Pontifical College Josephinum, he visited the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word. Following his graduation from Seminary, he entered the MFVA community in October 2004 and he professed final vows on August 14, 2010. Br. John Paul completed his theological studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary on May 4, 2012 and earned a Masters in Divinity. He was ordained a deacon on June 2, 2012. On June 22, 2013 he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert Baker. Father now serves as the Director of the EWTN Pilgrimage Department, and at the Shrine of Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama.