Rector's Welcome

Dear Friends,


Thank you for visiting our website. I welcome your interest in the Pontifical College Josephinum.


The Pontifical College Josephinum was established to help prepare men for the priesthood.  Many things have changed dramatically since the Josephinum was founded, but what remains constant is the need for disciplined, faithful, loving men to serve the Church as priests in the United States of America and around the world.


The Josephinum responds to that need in its commitment to prepare competent, holy priests for the real world.  Attentive to the guidance and example of the Holy Father, the Josephinum continues to refine its formation program to encourage the growth of its seminarians, especially toward full human maturation, spiritual depth, intellectual development, and the pastoral skills which will enable them to communicate the gospel effectively to the world today.


Please take advantage of the many opportunities presented on this web site to learn more about the Pontifical College Josephinum and to become partners with us in carrying out the vision of Monsignor Joseph Jessing.  To all who generously support and pray for the needs of the Pontifical College Josephinum, I offer my heartfelt thanks.


Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Reverend Monsignor Christopher J. Schreck, PhD, STD