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Application Process for Acceptance as a Seminarian for Diocesan Priesthood

Application to the seminary is a multi-factied process that helps the diocese, the seminary and the applicant know if he is ready to begin studying for the priesthood.

Forms to be completed 

The Application

Request for References

Written Autobiography

Diocesan Employment Form

Diocesan Background Check Authorization Form

Department of Health & Human Services Release Form (DHHS Form)

Code of Ethics - Please read and the print out, sign the last page and return it to the office of Seminarians

Medical Form to be filled out by your phyiscian

Dental Form to be filled out by your dentist


Other documents - The following is a list of documents you will need to provide to the Director of Seminarians.  

  • Baptismal Certificate (that includes notation for First Communion and Confirmation)
  • Parents Marriage Certificate

  • High School Transcripts

  • College Transcripts (If attended college)

  • Post College (if attended post college)

  • GRE or SAT Scores

Meetings - Besides meeting with the Director of Seminarians and the Vocation Director, you will need to meet with the following people.

  • The Psychologist

  • Seminarian Advisorary Board

  • Your Primiary Physican (download the medical form listed above)

  • Your Dentist (download the dental form listed above)

Once all the necessary documentations are gathered in the Office of Seminarians, the meetings have taken place and reports completed, a meeting with the Bishop is scheduled through the Bishop's Office.