The calling

If you're a serious Christian, you’ll want to discover God’s will for your life. This is the case when you face decisions about what to study, or where to live, or which career to choose. It’s especially so when you face the challenge of discerning a lifelong commitment to marriage, or to consecrated life, or to priesthood.

For those discerning priesthood especially, the question of God's will for my life resonates strongly. Many often recount a sense of it being God's will that they become a priest, this quiet, persistent "nagging thought", or "tug in the heart" that leads them to join a seminary and discern more deeply. 

If you’re considering coming to the seminary, but not quite sure if you should, pray frequently (especially in Eucharistic Adoration), go to Mass (daily if you can) and regularly receive the sacrament of reconciliation. Get involved in your parish or local catholic community, with groups like St Vinnies or other kinds of outreach. If you have a spare two minutes, here's some great advice

Don't forget to talk to some Catholics whose judgment you trust, your parents perhaps, or a friend and talk to a priest too. You can also check out the Vocations Melbourne website, for some helpful resources to help you discern God's will for your life. 


Corpus Christi College is a regional seminary and trains priests for the archdiocese and dioceses of Victoria,Tasmania and South Australia. To enter the College, you must be sponsored by one of those dioceses.

First, contact the Vocations Director of your diocese, 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. 

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