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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.

A New Home

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.

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.

“I entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary right after graduating from Bishop Shanahan High School. I came to the seminary because I truly felt called to God. I studied at the seminary for 9 years before being ordained a priest. The seminary gave me a deep sense of identity—integrating a very strong faith and prayer life. They helped me to become rooted as a child of God. They also provided me with an amazing community, by bringing other young men from around the country together and having priests at the seminary who showed us a good example of a life of zeal and love for the Church.

I arrived at St. Jude Parish one month after being ordained. It has been a great experience and very humbling. When you arrive as a new priest, you do not know anyone and no one knows you—it is a new place, a new assignment, a new home, and a new life. Joining this community has been a true blessing. Things have changed a lot since the global pandemic, and our new normal has been challenging but it is wonderful to see how much the parishioners love their parish and how essential it is for all of us to stay connected.

It is so important to support the Seminary Appeal because the seminary is dependent on the generosity of the faithful.

When you allow God into your life and give Him permission to make changes, He really will. I am so deeply grateful to be a priest.”

– Father David O’Brien, Parochial Vicar, St. Jude Parish

When you give to the seminary you become part of their mission to form men and make the future of our Church stronger.
  • 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.