If you are a serious Christian, you will want to discover God’s will for your life. This is so when you face decisions about what to study, or where to live, or which career to choose. It is especially so when you face a decision about a lifelong commitment to marriage, or to consecrated life, or to priesthood.

If you are considering coming to the seminary, the most basic and important entry procedures are regular prayer, Mass and sacramental confession.

Then, talk to some Catholics whose judgment you trust. And talk to a priest.


Corpus Christi College trains priests for the archdioceses and dioceses of Victoria and Tasmania. To enter the College, you must be sponsored by one of those dioceses.

First, contact the Vocations Director, a priest appointed by the bishop to help men thinking about priesthood. He will guide you through the series of assessments and interviews that you will have to do. (See the list of Vocation Directors at the bottom of each page for the contact details in your diocese.)

As well as being a committed Catholic, you will need to be in good health, physically and psychologically; able to relate well to others; and capable of hard work and of undertaking tertiary studies.