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This year, 13 partner dioceses from all over the world and 7 religious congregations entrust their men to Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary for preparation for the priesthood.

This year, 13 partner dioceses from all over the world and 7 religious congregations entrust their men to Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary for preparation for the priesthood.

A Clear Calling

Newly Ordained Priest

This year, 13 partner dioceses from all over the world and 7 religious congregations entrust their men to Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary for preparation for the priesthood.

“When I first started at St. Charles, I knew that I wanted to be the best priest I could possibly be. After my ordination, my calling became very clear – Deaf Ministry. For the last six years, I have been ministering to the Deaf community and it has been absolutely exhilarating. Deaf ministry means experiencing all a parish has to offer but spread out across the Archdiocese – it can be at a nursing home, hospital or school. I interpret Mass, I teach Deaf students at Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf, I celebrate Mass at St. Matthew’s Parish for the Deaf community, and I also lead Bible studies. I do all of this so that the Deaf community can have the same access to the Church as those that are hearing.

Working with children in the Deaf community is particularly important to me because it gives them the opportunity to experience the childhood that God intended for them. When a priest is signing their language and engaging them in their culture, it lets them know that He comes to them as they are.

All of this was made possible through my time at the seminary. St. Charles offered me every opportunity and every resource to be ready for my calling. No matter what, I will always be a better person and priest for having been to St. Charles. Supporting the Seminary Appeal is supporting the mission of the Church and supporting every person who comes to the hand of a priest.” - Father Sean Loomis, Chaplain/Coordinator, The Deaf Apostolate

  • Every Thursday, Seminarians minister to the community by serving people in need in parishes, nursing homes, prisons, schools, and community centers. This allows each seminarian to understand the ways in which their growth is connected to service while continuing on their path of discernment to a priestly vocation.
  • There are four dimensions of priestly formation that guide the development of the candidate toward Priesthood. They are the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral dimensions.
  • Since its beginning in 1969, the School of Theological Studies has awarded over 1,100 Master of Arts in Theology degrees to lay man and women, priests, and religious, as well as hundreds of undergraduate certificates.
  • Every Thursday, Seminarians minister to the community by serving people in need in parishes, nursing homes, prisons, schools, and community centers. This allows each seminarian to understand the ways in which their growth is connected to service while continuing on their path of discernment to a priestly vocation.
  • There are four dimensions of priestly formation that guide the development of the candidate toward Priesthood. They are the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral dimensions.
  • Since its beginning in 1969, the School of Theological Studies has awarded over 1,100 Master of Arts in Theology degrees to lay man and women, priests, and religious, as well as hundreds of undergraduate certificates.