Applying for Seminary

When a man reaches a certain point in his discernment, if he wants to discover if priesthood is his true vocation, he has to go to seminary.  It should be stressed that entering seminary is a stage of discernment, not a decision to definitely become  priest.

Applying to seminary has three main phases:

 

1. CONTACT THE VOCATION DIRECTOR

Discernment always happens with the help of the Church.  The archdiocese needs to get to know you better before offering you a seminary application.

 

2. THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Applying to become a seminarian is a bit like applying to college, but with additional screening components. Some items you will need:

Academic transcripts

Reference letters

An autobiographical essay

Psychological screening

Background checks

In-depth interviews with the Vocation Director

 

3.  APPROVAL BY THE ARCHBISHOP:

Archbishop Sample is ultimately the decision maker when it comes to seminary applicants. Many men find the application process to be a healthy exercise in self-knowledge and a helpful part of overall discernment.

To begin the application process please fill our the Initial Contact Form and the Director of Vocaitons will contact you as soon as possible.