The harvest is plenty, but the laborers are few

Seton & Bosco Fellows Program Overview

  • Includes a 5-year, paid teaching fellowship (full-time, salaried position in a diocesan school)
  • Includes an optional residential program for the first two-years of the fellowship with fully subsidized housing on the grounds of Corpus Christi Priory
  • Includes subsidized enrollment in a Catholic teaching license program
  • Includes full scholarship to attend the Evermode Institute catechist certification program (~4-6 hrs/semester, 5 year commitment)
  • Includes a commitment of volunteer service at Corpus Christi Priory and/or diocesan events
  • Includes a commitment to support recruiting and mentoring of incoming Seton & Bosco Fellows

The New Springtime in Springfield

Under the direction of the Holy Spirit and the leadership of Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is experiencing a vibrant renewal of Catholic life. Notably, the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey have announced the establishment of Corpus Christi Priory on July 1, 2023, along with the establishment of The Evermode Institute, a Norbertine apostolate focused on the formation of teachers of the faith—particularly Catholic school teachers.  Also, Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, the living daughter of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, has announced plans to establish The St. Gianna and Pietro Molla International Center for Family and Life on a parcel of farmland adjacent to Corpus Christi Priory.  Further, the Dominican Sisters of the Monastery of Mary the Queen, a cloistered community of contemplative nuns, recently dedicated a brand new monastery in the diocese.  Springfield is home to the Illinois March for Life, the diocese is hosting a eucharistic congress featuring Dr. Scott Hahn, at the BOS Center in October of 2023, and in July of 2024, the diocese will host a portion of the National Eucharistic Procession en route to the National Eucharistic Revival in Indianapolis.  The Diocese of Springfield in Illiinois is fully converted to the “restored order” of the Sacraments of Initiation, with Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist being received in third grade, in the same ritual, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield.  Bishop Paprocki has launched a comprehensive initiative for the renewal of Catholic education across the diocese’s 43 schools, with the January 2023 promulgation of “Higher Calling, Higher Purpose.”