Always focused on the mission of God’s Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary is a beacon of Christ Himself, inviting men to follow His call, preparing a new generation of priest for leadership and service. Flowing from this responsibility to build God’s Kingdom on Earth, Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary nurtures and heartens a man’s calling from God to the ministerial priesthood. IHMS strengthens and deepens the seminarian’s personal commitment to Jesus Christ with the highest quality programs of spiritual, intellectual, pastoral, and human formation.
IHMS has been a place of learning and growth for men for more than 66 years. IHMS partners with Saint Mary’s University in educating the seminarians while providing scholarship grants to cover 25% of tuition. The seminarians are required to pay room and board, but this does not cover all of our facility needs. There are also recurring costs to our formation program which include spiritual, human, and intellectual formation components for all students. IHMS seeks your help! Together we can ensure that the Seminary will continue forming men into priests for years to come.
The Catholic Church in the United States is deeply grateful to those dedicated to the noble enterprise of priestly preparation, mindful of its cherished heritage of seminary life... Christ the Good Shepherd still calls men to follow him, to “cast out into the deep” (Lk 5:4), and to respond to his invitation to become a priest after his own heart, eager to be transformed through human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation.(PPF 374)