"I will give you shepherds after my own heart" - Jeremiah 3:15
The Good Shepherd Society exists to help ensure we have holy priests to carry on the vibrancy of sacramental life in your parish.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Did you know there are tax-smart
ways to support seminarians? 

Donating appreciated stock or giving from your IRA are two powerful ways to support our future priests in their educational and spiritual journeys – while also receiving tax benefits from your gift. 

Learn more and donate stock or from your IRA

If you have questions or would like to speak to someone, please contact: 

Katie Price, CFRE
Director, Parish Vitality and Mission Advancement
Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
Phone 217-321-1121

"Where you see a priest think of our Lord Jesus Christ"

St. John Vianney/Patron Saint of Parish Priests

In addition to your financial support of our seminarians, we invite you to join in a prayer campaign for 40 seminarians. Each day, we stop and pray a Hail Mary at 4:40 p.m. asking for Mary's intercession for 40 seminarians and an increase in religious vocations.



One thing I have learned in my discernment

In my discernment, adoration and meditation on the Word of God have been very important.

Rev. Mr. Stefan Kaniewski
Pastoral Internship
St. Meinrad Seminary


One thing I have learned in my discernment.

Seminary has been a tremendous blessing for me, it has revealed how much the Lord loves me and has shown me the marvel of living in that love. It's a joyful life!

Rev. Mr. Ryan Kehoe 
Theology III
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary


One thing I have learned in my discernment.

Once you start asking God how to serve Him, you never know where He will take you. My time in seminary has been beyond anything I could have imagined or desired.

Rev. Mr. Charlie Delano
Theology III
St. Meinrad Seminary


Padrick Mulligan
Pastoral Internship
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

One thing that I learned throughout discernment is to put everything in the hands of God through our Blessed Mother. I have learned to trust in the desires of His Sacred Heart.

Dennis Trickey
Theology I
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary


Thomas Marten
Pre-Theology II
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary


Devin Flach
Pre-Theology II
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary


Joseph Tuttle
Pre-Theology II
St. Meinrad Seminary


Jacob Esker
College IV
Bishop Simon Bruté Seminary


Sean Sullivan
St. Meinrad Seminary