Forming Hearts and Minds. Proclaiming Jesus Christ.

Sacred Heart Major Seminary prepares candidates for the Roman Catholic priesthood for the Archdiocese of Detroit and for dioceses nationally and internationally. We are a leading center of the New Evangelization forming priest, deacons and lay ministers who are prepared to bring the truth of the Gospel to an increasingly secularized world.

Our seminarians are formed as disciples who are equipped to proclaim, teach, and defend the Faith effectively; who are true shepherds of souls; who strive to live in intimate union with God; and who pursue a life of virtue as an effective bridge for the spread of the Gospel.

Sacred Heart’s students are continually challenged to high levels of accomplishment by highly credentialed faculty members who are experts in their fields. Our students receive a thoroughly Catholic education taught from a perspective of faith, not doubt. Christ is truly at the center of the classroom and throughout the corridors of Sacred Heart.

The architecturally significant Gothic Revival building and chapel earned the seminary campus inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Our urban location in the heart of the city forms our students just as they are formed by our academic and spiritual formation program. Every day, students see about them the call of Christ to minister to a world in need of grace.