If you feel God may be calling you to serve Christ and his Church, whether toward the vocation of priesthood or the permanent diaconate, toward a career in lay ecclesial ministry, or simply to learn more about your Catholic faith, we would like to help you explore that call and prepare you to answer "Yes!"
The great legacy of Sacred Heart Major Seminary is the alumni who serve daily in parishes, education, and a variety of positions throughout the Church and society, and our friends – Catholics who share the passion of supporting our mission of training men and women for leadership roles in Christian ministry.
Each year in October, Archbishop Vigneron or one of our auxiliary bishops ordains permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Detroit. Deacons David Drysdale, John Fitzmaurice, Tom Leonard, and Philip McCown were ordained in October 2015 and are currently serving in the parishes where they have been assigned: St. Joseph Parish-Trenton, St. Mary Parish-St. Clair, St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Dearborn, and St. Mark-Warren respectively.
Have a few minutes before class? Need a pick-me-up during a much-needed break from that 6:30 pm class?
Stop by and grab a coffee in the Commuter Lounge. In response to your recommendations, the Institute for Ministry has purchased a Keurig coffee maker for the lounge. Coffee pods are available for 50 cents.
The Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD) recently adopted Sacred Heart’s Certificate in Catholic Theology (CCT) for the theological formation component of lay ecclesial ministry certification. The 13-credit certificate, which consists of six introductory theology courses, is combined with ministerial formation modules and an internship to comprise the complete certification program.