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Adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament.

Discernment to the Seminary

The following steps can assist those discerning towards the seminary.

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The call to priesthood and religious life is always from God. Developing a deliberately prayerful life — meaning one that includes daily prayer, Mass and regular confession, is essential to hearing the call to follow Jesus Christ.

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Discuss With Your Parish Pastor or School Chaplain

The priest(s) at your parish will offer the first glimpse into priesthood and can answer some initial questions. Your conversations with him will help you discern your vocation direction.

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Make an Appointment

The Vocations Office is available to meet and discuss the discernment and application process.

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Attend a St. Andrew Breakfast or Dinner

These monthly events give you time to inquire about seminary life and issues of discernment.

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Preliminary Questionnaire

After a period of discernment, a Vocations Liaison will provide the preliminary questionnaire, which will help in expressing the desire to follow the call of Jesus Christ.



Rev. Maurice Moon
Vocations Liaison

Rev. Nghia Nguyen
Vocations Liaison

Rev. Matthew Tatyrek
Vocations Liaison

Rev. Pedro Martinez
Vocations Liaison

Rev. Kyle Walterscheid
Vocations Liaison

Very Rev. Jonathan C. Wallis, V.G.
Vicar General, Director of Seminarian Formation, Chaplain & Director of Newman Center at TCU

Josie Geisler
Administrative Assistant for Vocations

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