“Ensuring that those who serve in parish-based ministry are properly certified improves the quality of service that is offered to the faithful. Thank you for giving so generously to further the mission of the Archdiocese of Detroit to share Christ in and through the Church.”
- Bishop Arturo Cepeda | Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Detroit
Who Studies at Sacred Heart?
Our Mission Extends Beyond Preparing Men for the Priesthood:
Many across the Archdiocese know Sacred Heart as a vibrant seminary which is currently forming over 120 seminarians, but many do not know we also serve over 400 active lay students seeking to better prepare themselves for ministry and living out their lay vocation in the secular world.
Those who seek to grow in confidence and better equip themselves to share the Gospel:
While majority of lay students are working towards short term certificates covering an in depth study of the Catechism, many others are working towards full undergraduate or graduate degrees in theology or ministry
Those discerning how to answer God's call in their life:
Like Samuel in the Old Testament, you may say "Lord, here I am!" yet need to pray and discern more before clearly hearing what God wants. We invite you to "come and see" what the Lord may have ahead for you.
Over the past few years, scholarship funds have been increased to make courses more affordable - with many students seeking AOD Lay Ecclesial Certification typically receiving a 50% tuition scholarship and an additional 30% for their participation in a qualifying ministry. Additionally, MA & MAPS students are commonly eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship and an additional 20% for their participation in a qualifying ministry. Additional scholarships opportunities are available for qualifying students outside the Archdiocese of Detroit and those not actively involved in ministry.