God is calling you. Everyone has a vocation, and some are invited to play a special role in service to God’s people. God calls some men to be priests — shepherds, pastors, fathers, ministers, servants and leaders in the Church.
St. John’s Seminary forms men especially for service to the Church in the Southwest United States. Our diversity reflects the diversity of the people here. Our graduates, once ordained, can meet the demands of ministry here.
If you sense that God is calling you to this service, you should ask for the approval and sponsorship of your diocesan bishop or the relevant religious superior. You can ask your parish priest how to begin the process. You must first be accepted by a vocation director before you can be admitted to St. John’s. Find your vocation director for your diocese here.
Lay students must have the approval of their local parish pastor.