A vocation is a calling from God to serve His Church in a particular state of life. For a man discerning a vocation to the priesthood, the process for admittance to a Roman Catholic Seminary is extensive and rigorous. Discernment is not a quick and easy task. Once begun, it often takes months, and sometimes years to discern a vocation properly. Discernment requires study, prayer, and patience.
All applications for the program of Priestly Formation at Saint John's Seminary go through the candidate's Diocesan Vocation Office. Below you will find links for the Vocations Offices of all our sending dioceses.
For more information about admissions to the Priestly Formation Program, click belowAdmissions—Priestly Formation