The Office of Vocations recently hosted nine high school students for its annual Summer Seminary Immersion Program (SSIP). The two-week academic program – organized through Notre Dame’s Office of Pre-College Programs and offered to young men considering a vocation to priesthood or brotherhood – focuses on the theology of the priesthood and of the consecrated life through historical, sacramental, scriptural, and ministerial lenses. The program also provides participants with an experience of prayer, service, and community life. This year’s leadership team included Rev. Brendan McAleer, C.S.C. (program director and associate director of vocations), Rev. Matthew Hovde, C.S.C. (course instructor), Br. Bobby McFadden, C.S.C. (temporarily-professed brother scholastic), and Josh Amodeo (college seminarian).
Typically held in Old College (the undergraduate seminary of the Congregation of Holy Cross on the campus of the University of Notre Dame), this summer’s program took place at Moreau Seminary. The Office of Vocations is grateful to Rev. John Herman, C.S.C., (Superior of Moreau Seminary) and the entire Moreau Seminary community for their gracious hospitality. For more information about the SSIP, visit the Notre Dame Office of Pre-College Programs, or contact the Office of Vocations at or at (574) 631-6385.