Seminary Life

When one thinks about seminary life one often conjures up images of a mysterious place far away from home. Nothing could be farther from the truth! The seminary is a vibrant community of men discerning their call to the priesthood. Imagine one hundred seminarians all seeking God’s will, praying in common, celebrating the Eucharist together every day, sharing many of the same joys and struggles, and each of them seeking the priesthood. This is the vital reality of seminary life.

Meet Our Seminarians

The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
—  Message from St. John Vianney,   Patron of Parish Priests

2022-2023 Seminarians

The seminarians of the Archdiocese of Omaha exhibit a wide variety of interests, hobbies and talents and range in age from 18 to 42 years old. They represent a diverse group of high school graduates, college transfers, college graduates, and occupational and professional workers.

Seminary Prospect Application Form

Are you seriously discerning a vocation to the priesthood? Is God asking you to consider the seminary to test your vocation?

If so, give us a call, we will gladly take the time to talk with you and discuss your feelings and thoughts concerning the seminary and priesthood. We will offer you an opportunity to seek out more information about diocesan priesthood and explain the procedure for applying as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Omaha.

(For men outside the United States: Our policy remains that an applicant must be a resident in the United States for at least three to five years and a resident of the Archdiocese of Omaha for two years. This gives the applicant an opportunity to get to know the archdiocese while he discerns God’s call for him.)

If you would like more information about studying for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Omaha, please read the Process for Application as a Seminarian and fill out the Prospect Application Form below.

Steps for Application (PDF)