It’s important to remember that you, the Church, and the Lord all need to agree that this is the right thing for you to do at this time. By walking with the Church, you’ll be able to better understand God’s calling.Contact the Vocations Office
After meeting with the Vocations Director and while actively participating in the life of your parish and attending vocations events, there may come a time with the Vocation Director extends the application to you.
The application materials are a means for you to provide information about your life and family and includes essays on priesthood and your spiritual autobiography.
Upon review of application materials, the applicant will meet with a psychologist for a psychological assessment.
After review of all materials by the Vocations Director, the applicant meets with the Vocations Advisory Board, comprised of priests from the Diocese of Richmond.
Finally, the recommendation from the Vocations Advisory Board goes to the Bishop, who, upon accepting the applicant, assigns him to begin formation at one of our affiliated seminaries.