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Steve Idoko wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Can someone enroll in a Catholic seminary after forty years of age to train as a Reverend Father?


  { Can someone enroll in a Catholic seminary after forty years of age to train as a Reverend Father? }

Mary Ann replied:

Hi, Steve —


Mary Ann

Steve replied:

Hi, Mary Ann —

I want to request a list of seminaries that I can enroll in and train as a priest.

I am forty years old and I'm interested in becoming a priest.

Send me information if you can.


Mary Ann replied:

Steve —

Speak to your bishop about this. He can help you find a seminary.

Mary Ann

Mike replied:

Hi, Steve —

I addition to your original question, another good one is:

  • What is the maximum age that the Church would consider a man for the priesthood?

To be honest, I don't know though it will probably vary from diocese to diocese. Maybe my one of my other colleagues or priest-friends knows.


Fr. Jonathan, our priest/canon lawyer expert replied:


Let Steve know that last year in the diocese of Atlanta, they ordained a 70 year old man!

Fr. Jonathan

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