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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, the Vocations Office will provide the preliminary questionnaire, which will help in expressing the desire to follow the call of Jesus Christ.



Rev. Brett Metzler
Director of Vocations

Rev. Maurice Moon
Director of Collegian Seminarian Formation

Very Rev. Jonathan C. Wallis
Director of Theologian Seminarian Formation

Josie Geisler
Administrative Assistant for Vocations

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