We journey with people their discernment process to discover God's plan in their lives, and create materials, events and programs to help parishes, schools and other groups to promote vocations.
We offer opportunities for Discernment evenings, retreats and occasions to visit Serra House, while also collaborating with Vocation Committees, Serrans, Knights of Columbus and other groups in efforts to promote vocations.
We place a particular focus on working with and screen men who have the desire to become Diocesan priests for the Diocese of San Bernardino.
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St. Junipero Serra House of Formation is a Catholic seminary community in the Diocese of San Bernardino for young men who envision a ministry as priests. After years of existence in small and aged facilities in Riverside, the seminary community moved to a new 1.5 acre campus in the foothills of Grand Terrace in 2005.
The new Serra House includes 69,000 square feet of building including 22 dorm rooms, three additional guest rooms, a chapel, a library, a dining room and multiple classrooms/meeting rooms.
Open to men and women who are trying to determine what God is calling them to do with their lives. These evenings allow participants to join in a general session devoted to scripture and faith sharing.
For more information, contact Reyna at 909.783.1305
Men currently in formation for priesthood study at one of three locations.
Get the latest news and resources from the Office of Vocations
Pray for all those in formation in the Diocese of San Bernardino. Click here to view our prayer calendar.
The Office of Vocations organizes annual retreats for middle school, high school, and young adult groups. The office also collaborates with parishes and schools in offering vocation awarness events.
Every year St. Junipero Serra House of Formation opens its doors to the diocesan community for its Nativity Celebration. The event is held each year on the first Friday of December.
Meet the seminarians of St. Junipero Serra House of Formation, Grand Terrace.
Videos on Vocations from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
"I Will Give You Shepherds", Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Exhortation.
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