Become a Sulpician

Multiply Your Ministry: "a vocation within a priestly vocation."

We seek Roman Catholic diocesan priests with special skills to join our apostolate.

We seek those who have a love of the priesthood and feel called to help form others in this sacred ministry. We invite those with the ability to share their faith and spiritual life as guides for others. We encourage priests to join us who wish to continue learning and to help others learn as well.

We invite you to search your heart as you read these pages and prayerfully discern. If you feel inspired by something you’ve read and would like to hear more about us, we will be happy to speak with you.

Contact us today to learn more about multiplying the effectiveness of your priestly ministry by forming others to become priests

Should You Apply?

Candidates must be Roman Catholic priests who have:
•    At least two years of parish experience as an ordained priest.
•    Love of the priesthood
•    A collaborative approach and appreciation for teamwork
•    Enthusiasm to communicate faith
•    A missionary dimension to your identity as a priest
•    Above-average potential for training as a spiritual director, teacher, administrator or pastoral supervisor
•    A willingness to learn.

Priests in good standing who are incardinated into dioceses in the U.S. or in Zambia are welcome to inquire.

Admissions Process

Meet the Director of Discernment, U.S. Province

Fr. Martin J. Burnham, PSS, has been a member of the Sulpicians since 2013. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from the Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care Department of Loyola University Maryland in May 2019.

Fr. Burnham began his Sulpician ministry as a member or the formation team at Theological College in Washington, DC. Fr. Burnham was a spiritual director, formation advisor, and director of the Pastoral Formation Program. In addition to his formation responsibilities at Theological College, he taught the Basic Supervised Ministry course at The Catholic University of America. After 3 years of teaching and formation work at Theological College, Fr. Burnham left for graduate studies at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore.

As a native of Baltimore, Maryland, Fr. Burnham is a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He has been both an associate pastor and pastor of parishes throughout the archdiocese. Prior to his seminary formation at St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Fr. Burnham received his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Loyola University Maryland. He worked for 6 years in the Child and Family Psychiatry Department of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Fr. Burnham is currently a licensed professional counselor in the State of Maryland and serves in leadership roles in the American Counseling Association.

Rev. Martin J. Burnham, PSS
Director of Discernment & Admissions
c/o Sulpician Provincial House
5408 Roland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210-1988

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