Six separate photos of St. John Vianney students participating in various activities.

Seminary Formation

What we do.

SJV forms young men in the human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral dimensions of formation, and helps them to discern a potential call from God to the priesthood. Our formation program is founded upon the norms of Pastores Dabo Vobis, the Apostolic Exhortation of St. John Paul II; The Program of Priestly Formation from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; and, most recently, the Ratio Fundementalis from the Congregation for the Clergy.

Priest Staff

There are eight full-time priests on staff who are committed to the formation of our seminarians. They represent a variety of sending dioceses and received their formation at The Saint Paul Seminary (St. Paul, MN), the Pontifical North American College (Rome), Mundelein Seminary (Chicago), Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit) and Mount St. Maryís Seminary (Emmitsburg, MD), bringing a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to the formation program at SJV.