Welcome to Sacred Heart Major Seminary!

It is a joy to welcome you to Sacred Heart Major Seminary!  Our mission, reflected throughout the website, guides and directs all of our efforts.  In a world that is becoming increasingly toxic and hostile to the revealed Word of God and dismissive of natural law, it is imperative that we renew our commitment to forming hearts and minds ready to bring the truth of the Gospel to hungry hearts.

Following the example of Fr. Solanus Casey, we are called to give joyful witness to Christ.  In order for the witness to be effective and bold, it needs to be well rooted in the virtue of humility.  This year the seminary community will explore the many ways in which humility forms the foundation for pastoral ministry, growth in the intellectual and spiritual life, and also serves as a guide for continued personal growth.   

As we carry out this mission, please remember the community of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in your prayers.

In Christ,

Rev. Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness


2020 Rector's Address - Credo (video, text)

2019 Rector's Address - Hope in the Heart of Christ (video, text)

2018 Rector's Address - In the Spirit of the Saints—Hospitality and Seminary Formation (video, text)

2017 Rector's Address - The Boldness of Humility (video, text)

2016 Rector's Address - Divine Friendship II: Forming Disciples by Following the Poor One (video, text)

2015 Rector's Address - Engaging Culture: Friendship in Christ (text) (audio)

2014 Rector's Address - Heroic Witnesses-Missionary Hearts III: In the Footsteps of the Snowshoe Priest (text) (audio)

2013 Rector's Address - Heroic Witnesses: Missonary Hearts II: Joyfully Bear the Light of Truth

2012 Rector's Address - Heroic Witnesses-Missionary Hearts