Pastoral Formation

Men for Others

SJV seminarians are powerful witnesses of the Gospel on campus and throughout the community. Trained to live the New Evangelization as "missionary disciples," men participate in service projects by teaching religious education, leading Bible studies, and getting involved in campus activities. As part of their pastoral formation, SJV seminarians are expected to complete a Pastoral Ministry Practicum and a Religious Education Practicum.

"The disciple is the one whom the Lord has called to 'stay with him' (cf. Mk 3:14), to follow him, and to become a missionary of the Gospel." -Ratio Fundamentalis #61


Opportunities for Apostolic Outreach

New Men
-Various Service Projects
-Pro-Life Sidewalk Counseling

Second-Year Men
-Teaching Faith Formation
-J-Term Poverty Immersion

Third-Year Men
-Street Evangelization
-Pastoral Ministry Practicum

-On-Campus Peer Ministry, including Bible Studies and Discipleship Groups

Mission Trips
Well-established mission trips give seminarians optional opportunities to work with the poor and marginalized in areas of tremendous need throughout the world.

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