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SJP II Shepherd's Guild

How Membership Helps

Our seminarians attend one of three seminaries across the United States. College level seminarians attend St. Joseph Abbey & Seminary College in Covington, LA. Seminarians will attend two to four years and earn an undergraduate degree in Philosophy.

Theologians attend either Assumption Seminary in San Antonio or Theological College of Catholic University of America in Washington DC. Seminarians attend for four years and earn a graduate degree in Theology. During these four years, seminarians will serve a Pastoral year assignment at a parish located in the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Thank you so much for providing the opportunity for me to grow intellectually and spiritually. With youR help, the seminary is forming servants for Christ and His Church.

William Hayes, Seminarian, Immaculate Conception

The education of seminarians culminates in their ordination at the end of their graduate studies. These are the items that your St. John Paul II Shepherd’s Guild membership provides for our seminarians during their formation and education:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Room & Board
  • Living Expenses
  • Health Insurance
  • Formation Programs

In fiscal year 2018, members of the Shepherd’s Guild provided more than $595,000 for the education of our seminarians.



Elizabeth A. Becker
Advancement Associate

Dianna Rhoads
Gift Processing Supervisor

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