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Old May 29, '12, 9:20 am
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Default semenaries with a ged?

recently took the ged test. now i need to know what to do with myself. so I wanted to know if I can get into semenaries with a ged, btw I'm only 16.
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If you believe you are being called to the priesthood, contact your diocese's Director of Vocations. He will be more than happy to answer any and all questions for you. If you need help finding out who your diocese's Director of Vocations is, let me know the diocese and I can locate the contact info for you.
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Old May 29, '12, 10:53 am
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Curious to know why you chose to take a GED rather than complete a dipolma program? Also, do you feel a calling to the priesthood or are you just at loose ends? Those are questions any vocations director will ask you.

I recommend you look into traditional college programs as well contacting your local vocations director. You still need a regular college education (even if that takes place in a seminary college). It probably makes sense for you to complete basic college requirements while you are investigating vocation options - especially if you don't end up going to seminary. Take a look at your local community college as a place to start. Many also have transfer programs where you can move to a 4-year state school after a specified amount of time.

Also, if you aren't working, start looking for a job. Docesean seminary costs money and the diocese doen't always pay it. Again, you may not enter the seminary right away or ever, so you need a 'fallback' plan.

Finally, this thread isn't in the right forum. You should ask a moderator to move it to the 'vocations' forum where you will get much better anwsers.
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Many priests now days earn a Masters or a PhD (jJesuits, etc) by the time they undertake their final vows and ordination! I suggest you get into the best university program you can be accepted to and get rolling on lifelong learning. I'm praying for you.
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You should check out the story of Fr. Solanus Casey.

God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called.

That said, you might start by taking some college-level liberal arts courses, and see how it goes.
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You should check out the story of Fr. Solanus Casey.

God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called.

That said, you might start by taking some college-level liberal arts courses, and see how it goes.
St. John Vianney of Ars was also a terrible student, but now he's the patron saint of vocations!
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Thanks for the advice everyone, just to answer some questions, yes I'm 100% sure God is calling me . I've thought about taking some kind of university classes, but there is nothing that interests me but God. a job would be fantastic if I could get one . Lastly I have talked to a vocations director, a while ago. Can't really recall much of what he said about me getting a GED
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