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Vocation Director & Director of Seminarian Formation
Reverend Philip M. Tighe
Phone: (919) 832-6279

Administrative Coordinator
Sara Edwards
Phone: (919) 821-9731

Adminisrative Assistant
Ariel Reece
Phone: (919) 821-9723


Welcome! The Office of Vocations and Seminarian Formation is here to assist you in exploring a call to the priesthood. Our staff provides opportunities for young men to become aware of God's call, to discern the meaning of that call and to become educated about the life and ministry of the diocesan priest. Once a candidate enters seminary, our staff partners with the seminary faculty to assist the formation of our candidates for Holy Orders in the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. Please join our discernment group and meet other men like yourself who are also seeking to hear, know and follow God's will. It is a joy to assist you in answering Jesus' words, "Come follow me."

Visit the Diocese of Raleigh's Vocations website at