Sacrament of Holy Orders

The whole Church is a priestly people. Through Baptism all the faithful share in the priesthood of Christ. This participation is called the “common priesthood of the faithful.” Based on this common priesthood and ordered to its service, there exists another participation in the mission of Christ: the ministry conferred by the sacrament of Holy Orders, where the task is to serve in the name and in the person of Christ the Head in the midst of the community.”

~Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1591

The Diocese of Charlotte welcomes all inquires about vocations to the Priesthood. As a general rule, successful candidates for the seminary program in the Diocese of Charlotte:

  • Live a life of active faith, prayer and service and are active in the life of a parish;
  • Have completed at least two years of college, or at least some college;
  • Are recommended by a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte;
  • Are under 49 years of age;
  • Have never been divorced;
  • Have resided within the Diocese of Charlotte for at least one year; and
  • Hold a valid tourist or student visa if they are not citizens of the United States.

For more information, please contact:
Father Christopher M. Gober, 704-370-3327, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Charlotte

Or, go to foryourvocation.org