• Monday - Friday

    7:00am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Saturday

    8:00am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
  • Sunday

    8:30am Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
    11:15am Mass
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
  • Monday-Friday, April 27-May 1

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, May 1

    Classes End

  • Monday, May 4

    Reading Day

  • Tuesday-Friday, May 5-8

    Final Exam Week

  • Friday, May 8

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, May 11

    All Grades Due

  • Monday-Friday, May 11-15

    Special Exams Week

  • Friday, May 15


    5 p.m. Priory Chapel

  • Friday, May 22

    Priesthood Ordinations

    St. Dominic Church

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, May 25

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday, June 4 - Sunday, June 7

    5th Annual Philosophy Workshop:

    Aquinas and the Philosophy of Nature

    Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y.

  • Tuesday, July 7 - Thursday, July 9

    Becoming a Better Confessor:

    Using the Virtues and Vices in the Confessional

    Fourth Annual Summer Conference for Priests

    Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore

Rev. Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield

Adjunct Instructor of Moral and Spiritual Theology

B.A., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
M.Div., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
M.A., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
S.T.L., Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, D.C.
S.T.D., Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, D.C.


Monsignor J. Brian Bransfield is a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, ordained in 1994. He has served in parish ministry, and as a high school faculty member teaching freshman and senior theology.

Msgr. Bransfield holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, and has served on the faculty of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia as a Professor of Moral Theology.

Currently, Msgr. Bransfield serves as the Associate General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. He has served as the Assistant General Secretary, as the Executive Director of the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis at the Conference, and as lead staff to the Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage.

Previously, he has served as lead staff to the Priority Task Force on Faith Formation and Sacramental Practice and as lead staff to the Priority Task Force on the Life and Dignity of the Human Person. Msgr. Bransfield has also served as a strategic facilitator to the Office of General Counsel, the Office for Pro-Life Activities at the USCCB, and has represented the USCCB to the Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis.

Select Publications

Meeting Jesus Christ: Meditations on the Word, Pauline Books and Media, September 2013.

Overcoming Pornography Addiction: A Spiritual Solution, Paulist Press, May 2013.

La fuente de toda santidad (Spanish translation of the first part of Living the Beatitudes), Ediciones RIALP, S.A., 2012.

Living the Beatitudes: A Journey to Life in Christ, Pauline Books and Media, 2011.

The Human Person: According to John Paul II. Boston: Pauline Books and Media, 2010.

Additionally, Msgr. Bransfield’s articles have appeared in America, Our Sunday Visitor, and Catechetical Leader. He has addressed presbyterates in several Dioceses and state-wide gatherings of priests.

Email Msgr. Bransfield