The Office of Vocations received over 20 applications from talented and faithful Catholic high school young men from across the country for its annual Summer Seminary Immersion Program (SSIP) -- 16 of them attended the two-week academic program organized through Notre Dame’s Office of Pre-College Programs. SSIP offers young men considering a vocation to priesthood or brotherhood the opportunity to focus 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. (SSIP Program Director and Associate Director of Vocations), Rev. Matthew Hovde, C.S.C. (course instructor), Josh Amodeo (collegian), Kevin O’Leary, and Thomas Searl (postulants).
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. James Gallagher, 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.