The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, located in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, offers a comprehensive program of priestly formation according to the mind and heart of the Catholic Church. Dedicated in 1930 to serve in the preparation of priests for the Church on Long Island, the seminary has emerged as a unique community of formation which reflects the experience of the universal Church. The seminary currently includes men from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Brooklyn, Kabale (Uganda), Konongo-Mampong (Ghana), Tshumbe (Democratic Republic of the Congo), and Daejeon (Korea). The seminary program also includes men from the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission and the Major Archeparchy of Trivandrum. The Seminary desires to welcome other dioceses in the future.
Faithful to Pope John II’s Post-Synod Apostolic Exhortation Pastores dabo vobis (1992) and the Program of Priestly Formation (2006) established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the program seeks to integrate the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral components of priestly formation. The seminary also offers theological and pastoral training for qualified candidates for the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. In addition, the seminary offers various degree programs in theology for men and women, lay and Religious, who wish to be of greater service to the Church.
The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception seeks to imitate the first Christians who were dedicated to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers (Acts 2:42). Like St. Paul, who handed on what he received (1 Cor 15: 3), the seminary hands on the life and tradition of the Catholic faith in the context of the new evangelization in the third millennium.
ATS Member Status: Accredited
440 West Neck Road
Huntington, NY 11743
Peter I. Vaccari, Rector Ph: 631-423-0483
Mary Louise Brink, Academic Dean Ph: 631-423-0483
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Fall 2010 Data:
Enrollment: 128 (82.0 FTE)
Faculty Full-Time: 6
Faculty Part-Time: 14
Approved Degrees: MDiv, MA in Pastoral Studies, MA (Theology), DMin
Comprehensive distance education program: no
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