The Priesthood is a Calling
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.
What is a College Seminary?
Is it Different from College?
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."