Form the Next Generation

Become a Priest

Adopt a seminarian and take an active role in the formation of the next generation of priests.

Meet the Seminarians

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What does it Mean to Adopt-A-Seminarian?

By adopting a seminarian you are taking an active role in the formation of the next generation of Holy Spirit led, bold and courageous priests by:

  • Praying for your seminarian daily
  • Making a tax-deductible donation of $30 a month (see how your gift is used below)

What will you receive?

  • An annual update from the CC Director of Formation.
  • A letter from your seminarian at the end of each academic year.

What does your gift support?

Forming passionate priests who empower and equip Catholics to be explosively alive in their faith takes time… and money. See how your financial gift will be used below.

Academic Studies at SHMS
Academic studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary (SHMS) in Detroit. SHMS has a world-renowned faculty that teaches solid Catholic theology in a dynamic way, and in the spirit of the New Evangelization. 
Room and Board at Visitation House
Visitation House is the Companions of the Cross residence in Detroit. The facility currently houses 12 seminarians, and 7 CC priests including the CC Formation team, SHMS Faculty Member, Vocations Director, and priests in local and national ministry. 
Building and Supporting Strong CC Brotherhood
A foundational charism of the CC’s, community living supports and inspires our priests and seminarians, while attracting young men considering a call to the priesthood. 
Special CC Summer Formation
This includes retreats and time spent at Assumption Farm, the CC House in Combermere ON. 
Missions of Evangelization
This includes CC School of Evangelization, spiritual retreats, The Exult Tour, street evangelization, and acts of community service.  
An Extended Parish Internship
A full 10 months in a CC parish where they receive mentorship, leadership development, and practical pastoral experience.

The CCs invest a significant amount of time and finances in the formation of each new priest. While the seminarians themselves do engage in personal fundraising among the peers, we rely heavily on the generous support of devoted Catholics like you to fund our annual seminarian formation program. 

The fruit of this dynamic and wholistic formation program is priests who are leading our Church to be Explosively Alive!Check it out at