Our Mission Statement

  • The mission of the Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Baltimore is to recruit strong, faithful, young adults to the priesthood and religious life.
  • The Office of Vocations hopes to foster vocational awareness among Catholics to create a culture open to God’s Will. Our goal is to establish Catholic identity among the Faithful, especially in regards to various charisms, Orders, and spiritualties.
  • The Office enables individuals to explore different avenues of life within the One True Faith. We hope to foster a greater awareness of vocations through education, events, and spiritual direction, in hopes that they in turn will be of guidance to those discerning.
  • We currently have fifty-five men in seminary formation. We have also led others to religious and monastic life, consecrated life, permanent diaconate, and marriage.

Contact the Vocation Director: Discernment always happens with the help of the Church. The archdiocese needs to get to know you better before offering you a seminary application.

The application process: Applying to become a seminarian is a bit like applying to college, but with additional screening components such as background checks and medical and psychological screening.

Approval by the archbishop: Archbishop Lori is ultimately the decision maker when it comes to seminary applicants.