Welcome to the Adopt-a-Seminarian Program

Tailored to Help You Prayerfully Encourage Seminarians from the 

Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida

Please note: This program is not affiliated with the diocese 


What Stays the Same / What is St. Petersburg Specific:
This Adopt-a-Seminarian program follows the same format as the one highlighted on our main Adopt-a-Seminarian page, except for the change of diocese and the seminaries they utilize.  As always, participation is free, regardless of the diocese location.  According to the Diocese of St. Petersburg website, they utilize certain seminaries, which they list on their following links:
  • https://www.dosp.org/vocations/seminaries/
  • https://www.dosp.org/vocations/what-is-it-like-at-the-seminary/
The Adoption Guide has been updated with this information, so participants can prayerfully and provide practical encouragement to seminarians studying in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida during the seminary school year, from August to May. 

This ministry helps both laity and future Priests!  It introduces the men who may become future Pastors to prayerful laity in the diocese where they will one day serve as shepherds.  Seminarians are able to experience the love of laity who are striving for holiness, and who are demonstrating their support through prayer and practical means.  In turn, this program gives the laity a personal connection with a man who is also striving to be holy and follow Jesus. Our seminarians pray for their adoptive families too!  This prayerful relationship can be sanctifying for both parties.  Check out our FAQ (frequently asked questions) tab for more information.

How to Participate and Prayerfully Encourage the
St. Petersburg Seminarians, in 3 Easy Steps:

1. Choose your seminarian from the diocese of St. Petersburg website:

2. Download the Adoption Kit to prayerfully encourage the seminarians of St. Petersburg.  This Kit is composed of the Adoption Guide and Prayer, by clicking below as indicated:

3. Pray for your seminarian and send him a note of encouragement.  He'd love to hear from you! During this school year (from August 15 to May 14), pray for your seminarian and send him one note encouragement to introduce yourself and let him know you are praying for him (any support above and beyond this is optional - it's your decision if you'd like to do more).