Meeting with the Bishop

This will be arranged by the Bishop directly or via the Director of Vocations.

Bishop informs applicant of his decision.

Bishop makes arrangements for further interim preparation for suitable candidates whose acceptance is deferred.

Bishop initiates arrangements for appropriate (pre) seminary formation.

In our diocese accepted applicants would normally be requested to do a pre-seminary year abroad in Spain at Valladolid. To understand why, and what the year offers see

Sometimes promising applicants are deferred for a time to equip them with opportunities/experience/skills/in service training, which is meant to enable them to enter seminary training in a confident, capable way without which they might feel disadvantaged or unprepared. Every encouragement and help will be given and recommended to such a person so that they may follow their vocation.