You don't have to discern alone.

Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.

Psalm 34:3

the aspirancy program

of the Archdiocese of Newark

There are many instances in a man’s life that may cause him to think, “Is God calling me to be one of His priests?” When that question is whispered to a young man’s heart and continues to resurface throughout his life, it just might be the Holy Spirit asking him to discern—to find the answer to that question.

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Is God calling me

to be one of his priests?


The purpose of the Aspirancy Program is to assist men in the prayerful consideration of that question. Through this active and exclusive discernment program, an Aspirant can discover how God is calling him to give of himself to Christ and His Church.

After a period of aspirancy, the man will assuredly be able to make the decision to either enter the seminary or recognize that God may be calling him to religious or married life.

The Aspirancy Program is a perfect way to find the answer to the question that God may be placing on your heart, "Is God Calling Me...possibly...to the priesthood?"