Notre Dame Seminary
Forming New Evangelizers: Missionaries & Shepherds
2018-2019 Annual Fund
OUR MISSION at Notre Dame Seminary is to form YOUR FUTURE PRIESTS–the priests that will serve YOU and your parishes for years to come. With God’s grace, our men are educated and formed as true disciples of Jesus. They minister to God’s people far and wide, and they SERVE WITH JOYFUL HEARTS.
“My four years at NDS gave me the tools to serve the needs of the people of God, while giving me space to discern the particular gifts and charisms of my own heart that make me unique in my ministry. With fantastic spiritual fathers, devoted faculty and formation staff, and dear brothers helping to guide men on their journey, I truly believe that Notre Dame Seminary is serving the Church’s mission by forming future pastors who know, love, and follow Jesus.” —Fr. JD Matherne, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux
“During my time at NDS, I traveled to Nicaragua twice for Acompaño, and I was greatly impacted by each experience. The Acompaño mission trip’s focus on “accompaniment” helped me to see those that we interacted with as friends and co-workers. This experience has equipped me with resources and ideas to bring fruitful mission experiences to my own diocese and my own parish.” —Fr. Nick Adam, Diocese of Jackson
“Being a seminarian for four years at Notre Dame Seminary was a blessing for me because I got to learn how to become a good spiritual father and a strong man committed to being excellent in all aspects of priestly formation and priestly life. The excellence in priestly formation that I was able to acquire at NDS is a gift from God who always provides! Trusting in God’s providence was transmitted to me by a magnificent spiritual father and leader, Father James Wehner, who constantly repeated to the entire community the phrase “God will provide: Deus Providebit”. These words, which are also part of the Seminary’s motto, were rooted deep in my heart to the point of trusting in God’s providence always. God is there to provide aid to me, to His people, and to His Church!” –Fr. Hector Arvizu, Diocese of Tyler, TX