Diocesan Priesthood

Is God calling you to discern the priesthood?

We would be happy to talk with you about your vocation, connect you to discernment resources, answer questions about the process of applying to seminary, and more.

About the Seminary

Learn about the seminaries for our diocese, cost of education, what a seminarian should expect, and more.

Meet the Seminarians

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is blessed to have 30 seminarians in formation for the priesthood in the 2021-22 academic year.

Discernment Events

“Come and See: a day of discernment” is typically offered in the summer. “Andrews Dinner,” a discernment dinner, is typically offered over the winter. Dates and more information will be announced on this page when 2024 discernment opportunities are solidified.

Monthly Little Flower Holy Hour for Vocations

Join us the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. as we pray for vocations. Each month is led by a different diocesan priest or deacon.

St. Mother Theodore Guérin Chapel
1139 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne


[email protected]

Fr. Daniel Niezer
Promoter of Priestly Vocations

Fr. Jonathan Norton
Director of Seminarians

Christine Bonahoom-Nix
Administrative Assistant