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For men considering a vocation in the Catholic diocesan priesthood, they are strongly encouraged to contact their own parish priest and diocese’s Vocation Office. Candidates for the diocesan priesthood will go through a process within their own diocese before being accepted at the Seminary. 

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Our Seminarians come from all over Canada, and all over the world. Our current group of seminarians hail from not only the Archdiocese of Edmonton, but also from the dioceses of Calgary, Kamloops, Saskatoon, Vancouver, St. Paul, Grouard-McLennan, Victoria, McKenzie-Fort Smith, and Winnipeg.

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Exiit Qui Seminat – Spring 2024 Newsletter

In this latest Exiit Qui Seminat St. Joseph Seminary newsletter, SJS rector Fr. Sylvain Casavant, PSS reflects on the Curé of Ars as our model for priestly living. Deacon Jake Mullin considers how as Christians, we are also called to have a different perspective, a heavenly perspective. And seminarian Kagen Kieftenbeld shares his poetry on the meaning of Holy Thursday.

Upcoming Presbyteral Ordinations

Rev. Mr. Jake Mullin, Rev. Mr. Joseph Yuson, Rev. Mr. Christopher Pugh, and Rev. Mr. Emmanuel Umeohanna

Upcoming Diaconal Ordination: Peter Dai Nguyen

We are pleased to announce that Peter Dai Nguyen from the Diocese of McKenzie/Fort Smith, NT will be ordained as Transitional Deacon on June 13, 2024. The Transitional Diaconate is […]

2024 Annual Come and See Weekend

On January 26-28, 2024 we held our Annual Come and See Weekend for those men who believe God may be calling them to consider the priesthood. St. Joseph Seminary hosted […]

About us

St. Joseph Seminary began as a diocesan seminary under the second Archbishop of Edmonton, Most Reverend Henry Joseph O’Leary.