The first native born priest from the Diocese of Raleigh was Servant of God Thomas Frederick Price. He was ordained on June 20, 1886. Since then the Diocese has ordained hundreds of priests.
The Seminarian Partnership Program is an annual donor-directed scholarship fund that directly benefits seminarians studying at 5 seminaries across the country. This fund allows individuals, parishes, and groups to contribute directly to the cost of formation for seminarians in the Diocese of Raleigh. Donor generosity has enabled these young men to grow in their intellectual and spiritual formation, ensuring a vibrant Diocese in the years to come.
Visit https://dioceseofraleigh.org/seminarians to meet our Seminarians.
This year we memorialized the late Fr. Philip Tighe and his devotion to his final role as the Diocesan Vocations Director. Please click here to learn more about the Inaugural Fr. Tighe Golf Outing that was held on May 23, 2022 at the Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, NC.
Fr. Noe Ramirez de Paz
IN YOUR PLAN FOR OUR SALVATION YOU PROVIDE SHEPHERDS FOR YOUR PEOPLE. FILL YOUR CHURCH WITH THE SPIRIT OF COURAGE AND LOVE.
GIVE THE CHURCH MORE PRIESTS, WORTHY MINISTERS FOR YOUR ALTARS AND ARDENT BUT GENTLE SERVANTS OF THE GOSPEL.
GRANT ALSO TO US AN INCREASE IN VOCATIONS TO THE RELIGIOUS LIFE. MAY MORE OF YOUR PEOPLE RESPOND TO YOUR CALL IN A SPIRIT OF JOYFUL GENEROSITY.
MAY THEY SERVE YOUR PEOPLE IN LOVE BY FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CHRIST YOUR SON AND PROVIDE BY THEIR WAY OF LIFE A CONVINCING SIGN OF YOUR KINGDOM.
WE ASK THIS THROUGH CHRIST OUR LORD.
MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH, PRAY FOR US.
Vocations & Seminarian Formation
7200 Stonehenge Dr Raleigh, NC 27613
919 821 9723
The Seminarian Partnership Program was created to specifically fund the cost of formal education.
As we have been the recipients of God's many graces through the Sacraments, please take the time to contemplate the spiritual needs of our future generations and help provide them with your stewardship of time, talent and treasure.
To help cover these costs, you can:
*Income paid to you
In the Catholic Church, there are four main states of life which a person can follow in responding to the invitation that God gives:
Please listen below to members of our Diocese that have answered the call to share God's love for the benefit of others.
“Do not be afraid. God knows your vocation will bring you joy. Do not just put discernment on the back burner, but really try and dive into it courageously.”
Parochial Vicar - St. Thomas More Parish, Chapel Hill, NC
“It can be a very unsettling thing to first feel you are being called. Do not be afraid. It takes courage to do so, but you will never regret doing it”
3rd Theology – Theological College, Washington D.C.
2nd Theology – Theological College, Washington, D.C.
Home Parish - Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh, NC
“Why not now?” God is waiting for you always; come to Him and He will be with you. Just say: “Yes, Lord. Yes, Lord. I come to do your will.” Spend time in deep prayer and listen to God; He speaks to your heart. Ask Him, as St. Francis of Assisi wrote, “Lord, what would you have me do?” Pray the Rosary, and the Mother of God will bring you closer to Christ Jesus.”
Pastoral year – Saint Francis of Assisi, Raleigh N.C.
1st Theology – Notre Dame Seminary, Louisiana
Home Parish - St Mary, Greensboro, NC
“To talk to the priest in his home church and ask if he can follow him for a few weeks, so that he can see the reality of what being a priest is. Also … to never be afraid to explore his vocation. Because answering God’s call is the best thing you can do with your life.”
Parochial Vicar - Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh NC