Answering the Call of Christ
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A divine break in the weather during Tropical Storm Florence allowed us to break ground on our new college seminary on September 15, 2018, the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. We are now well down the path to building our new home!
We still need your support! We have raised more than $13.5 million of the $20 million required for the building. We hope you will help build our seminary and support the formation of good and holy priests here in our Diocese where they will serve.
Forming Priests For a Growing Diocese
Why Create A College Seminary In the Diocese of Charlotte?
The Catholic population has grown tremendously since our Diocese was formed 40 years ago. Providentially, the number of men being called to the priesthood has also increased. Until now, college-aged men discerning a vocation were sent to seminaries more than 400 miles away. On March 19, 2016, Bishop Peter J. Jugis founded St. Joseph College Seminary to help form priests here in the Diocese of Charlotte, where they will one day serve.
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Where Do Our Seminarians Come From?
"The Priest offers his humanity to Christ, so that Christ may use him as an instrument of salvation, making him as it were into another Christ."