Seminarian Formation

Father Joe O'Connor

Director of Seminarian Formation

The Office of Seminarian Formation works in conjunction with the Office of Vocation Promotion and the Bishop’s Office to ensure that men studying for the priesthood in the Diocese of Syracuse are adequately equipped and formed to be faithful, holy priests. Click to contact the office.

Currently, the Diocese of Syracuse works with the following seminaries to form men for the priesthood:


  • Cathedral Seminary House of Formation at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, New York
  • Pope John XXIII National Seminary, Weston, Massachusetts
  • Theological College at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland


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