Disciples of the Lord
Missionary Priests for the New Evangelization
About the NDS Vision of Formation
Pastoral Formation
Pastoral formation, the culmination of the entire formation process, prepares mento enter into communion with the charity of Christ the Good Shepherd.
Pastoral Formation at NDS
Spiritual Formation
Formation steadily points to the center, which is spiritual formation...the core which unifies and gives life to being a priest and acting as a priest
Spiritual Formation at NDS
Intellectual Formation
There is a reciprocal relationship between spiritual and intellectual formation in accordance with the classical adage credo ut intelligam (‘I believe in order to know’).
Intellectual Formation at NDS
Human Formation
The human personality of the priest is to be a bridge and not an obstacle for others in their meeting with Jesus Christ the Redeemer of the human race.
Human Formation at NDS


June 1, 2022

Dear Friends in Christ:

As we are now in Hurricane Season, many people continue to rebuild after Hurricanes Laura and Ida. We implore Our Lady of Prompt Succor to intercede that all can be spared the loss of life and property. This month will mark transition of rectors as we welcome Father Josh Rodrigue and as I prepare to serve as Pastor of the newly created Divine Grace Parish in Pittsburgh. We are also preparing to welcome 25 new seminarians therefore we keep them in prayer as they make their transition to NDS. We ask God’s blessings on our newly ordained priests and deacons as they serve the People of God in their assignments. The rest of the seminary community are involved with parish assignments, CPE, IPF, language immersion, homeless and street ministry, and many other apostolates. Finally, the massacre of the school shooting in Texas and the ongoing invasion in the Ukraine are reminders of the presence of evil and our need as Christians to give witness to the Kingdom in a fallen world. Our goals in priestly formation is to form faithful, joyful spiritual fathers who can lead people as shepherds through valleys of darkness towards the glory of Christ. Please pray for the success of our formation programs at NDS!

-Father James A. Wehner


2022 Summer Ministry

Deacon Adam Frey- Baptism The Rome Experience Deacon Kevin Seay- First Baptism as a Deacon Candidacy- Joshua Basse, Diocese of San Angelo Josh Zelden at

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Commencement 2022

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Notre Dame Seminary held its annual Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony. Fr. James Wehner presided, and Fr. Nick Adam, the

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New Seminarian Dinner

Our rector and some current seminarians hosted new seminarians coming to NDS this Fall who are completing their studies at Saint Joseph Seminary (Saint Ben’s).

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Legatus Mass & Dinner

After two years, the New Orleans Legatus chapter were able to host the seminary community for Mass and Dinner. The relationship involves the “prayer partner”

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