Once accepted by the Archdiocese, the Archdiocese will sponsor the seminarian throughout the years of formation. The summer of each year in formation, the Archdiocese encourages its seminarians to become involved in various ministries offered throughout the three-county area. For example, San Francisco seminarians can assist the Chancery Office by volunteering their time and talents. Some popular ministries during the summer months are hospital visitation, and working with young adults. With these varied ways of serving the faithful of the Archdiocese, the seminarian will have an opportunity to practice what he learned during the academic year, and to receive first-hand experience in priestly ministry.
The Archdiocese may sponsor seminarians to take summer classes, depending on each individual's circumstance. For example, should a seminarian needs an additional English class during the summer, the Archdiocese may sponsor him to take that class.
During the summer months of the theology program, the Archdiocese may send its seminarians to Creighton University's Institute for Priestly Formation for additional formation and study. In addition, seminarians may also have an opportunity for Spanish Language Immersion at one of our parishes or in Mexico. Other seminarians may be required to participate in the Clinical Pastoral Experience at local hospitals to gain more experience.