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
Be generous in giving your life to the Lord. Do not be afraid! You have nothing to fear, because God is the Lord of history and of the universe. Let grow in you the desire for great and noble projects.

Nourish a sense of solidarity: these are the sign of the divine action in your hearts. Place at the use of your communities the talents which Providence has lavished on you.

The more ready you are to give yourselves to God and to others, the more you will discover the authentic meaning of life. God expects much of you!
—  Message of the Holy Father,   April 28, 1996

2019-2020 Archdiocese of Omaha 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.

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.