“Through the MAPS (Master of Art in Pastoral Studies) program and the community of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, God’s grace has nurtured within me a deep and powerful hunger for spiritual and adult faith formation, a willingness to learn and grow, and a sincere desire to serve the Lord with excellence and generosity.”
- Denise Gorski, Class of 2018
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.
Why Sacred Heart?
Christ is truly at the center of the classrooms at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
Sacred Heart students are taught by one of the most credentialed Catholic faculties in the country. Our faculty consists of numerous individuals who are leading experts in their field. Many serve on pontifical councils or commissions making a difference in the intellectual life of the universal Church. Sacred Heart Major Seminary faculty are often invited to present at seminars, retreats, and conferences both nationally and internationally. Students are taught by faith-filled instructors who bring to the classroom their love and knowledge of Christ and the Church.