Become a Paulist Father

The Paulist difference is to meet the contemporary culture on its own terms. We preach the Gospel in new ways and in new forms, so that the deep spiritual longings of the culture might find fulfillment in Jesus Christ. We use printing presses, movie cameras, and Web servers to communicate the words of Christ—the Word Himself—to a new generation of Americans  

Get to know our seminarians, committed to learning and growing with other Paulist Fathers.

The application process involves a range of activities from interviews, to evaluations and many vocational events.

For men discerning a Paulist vocation, the Paulist host events offering an the opportunity to learn more about the Paulist community.

Answering the Call

No program can guarantee a vocation, but the Paulist formation program is designed to help men discern the mystery of God's grace and calling revealed through dialogue, growth, responsibilities, and service.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about vocations and discernment!  You may use the form below.  Or, you can reach us at 800-235-3456 or

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