Vocations - Saint John's Seminary

Vocations

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 below

Admissions—Priestly Formation
Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1536

Diocesan Vocations Directors