St. Joseph's Seminary, located in Dunwoodie, NY, stands as the center of formation for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Our community includes over 100 seminarians, hailing from around the globe, some studying for the parish priesthood, others for religious orders or the Eastern Catholic Churches. But we all have one thing in common: a desire to give our lives in service to Holy Mother Church.
Made for Greatness
"The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness." — Pope Benedict XVI.
The church, more than ever before, needs men willing to answer the call... Will you accept the greatness God had created for you?
In Persona Christi
As seminarians preparing for the priesthood, Jesus must always remain at the center of our lives. He must be our daily encouragement, our continual focus, and the one we always aspire to follow.
In God's Creation
Our beautiful grounds provide for contemplation and the building of fraternal bonds as we grow closer to Christ, in Whose priesthood we seek to participate.