Formation


WelterWelcome to the Mundelein Seminary’s homepage for Priestly Formation.
  From here you can navigate our website to learn more about our Formation Program.   

Mundelein Seminary takes seriously our dedication to prepare seminarians to become future priests of the New Millennium.   With a team of talented priests, lay faculty and staff we strive to follow and integrate the “Program of Priestly Formation (PPF).”  Specifically, you can investigate how we live out the four pillars of the PPF:  Human, Spiritual, Intellectual and Pastoral. 

It is an honor to work with and prepare the men at Mundelein Seminary.  I hope you find these webpages to be helpful and enlightening about our Priestly Formation Program.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Rev. Brian Welter 

Dean of Formation

The Formation Program at Mundelein Seminary takes its directives from the “Program of Priestly Formation,” commonly referred to as the “PPF.”  Throughout these webpages, various quotes from the PPF will be highlighted.

The fifth edition of the Program of Priestly Formation of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) builds upon the foundation of previous editions. The principal and new direction of the fifth edition stems from its reliance on the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Pastores dabo vobis (I Will Give You Shepherds: On the Formation of Priests in the Circumstances of the Present Day, 1992) to organize and integrate the program of priestly formation. Two other papal documents also enter into the vision and shaping of priestly formation: Novo millennio ineunte (At the Close of the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000, 2001) and Ecclesia in America (The Church in America, 1999).  (PPF, page 1)

At Mundelein Seminary, when implementing the PPF, we also follow and take seriously the direction and input of:

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich