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. Hy K. Nguyen, PSS, has served as the Director of Discernment and Admissions since 2018.

Fr. Nguyen, who is Vice-Rector, Dean of Men, and Director of Extern Spiritual Directors at Theological College, has been a member of the Society of St. Sulpice since 2000. He received his doctorate in dogmatic theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. After six years of teaching at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore and three years at Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, he joined the faculty of Theological College, assuming the responsibilities of Dean of Men and Associate Director of Intellectual Formation in 2015. In addition to his formation responsibilities at TC, he teaches Foundations of Catholicism at The Catholic University of America.

As a native of Vietnam, Fr. Nguyen has contributed significantly to the faith formation and growth of the Vietnamese community living in the U.S. and in Vietnam. He has been Chair of the Theological Committee of the Federation of Vietnamese Catholics in the U.S. since 2006, lectured widely to the Vietnamese community in America, has published numerous writings in several Vietnamese journals in the U.S. and in Vietnam, and regularly conducted retreats and workshops for Vietnamese clergy and laity. He edited, in Vietnamese, the book Marriage and Family (published in spring 2015). He has also lectured regularly at many Catholic gatherings, including the Los Angeles Congress, Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the Faith Formation Conference of the Bay Area. Since 2002, he has been hosting the half-hour live talk-show radio program “Learning Our Catholic Faith,” which is broadcast once a month by more than 40 different stations in the U.S., including in California, Texas, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Virginia. It has also aired in Australia. Fr. Nguyen served as an interpreter for Vietnamese attending the World Family Conference in Philadelphia in September 2015 and was a speaker at the Convocation of Vietnamese Priests of the U.S. in October 2015.

Rev. Hy K. Nguyen, PSS
Director of Discernment & Admissions
c/o Theological College of The Catholic University of America
401 Michigan Avenue
Washington, DC 20017-1518
Office: 1+202-756-4912 

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