Enquirers and Postulants

Those who feel called to the priesthood are invited to test that vocation in a journey of discernment with the Postulancy Committee. To help individuals discern their call to ministry, a list and explanation of core values for parish ministry is available.

Enquirers are required to meet first with the Diocesan Executive Assistant in the autumn or winter for a preliminary interview. At that time, an application package may be given to the enquirer, with a request that the required forms and essays be submitted before the deadline of March 1.

Based on the written materials, applicants may be invited to attend an Interview Day in mid-May. Decisions are made by the end of May. Those applicants who are accepted as postulants of the Diocese of Toronto commence a two-year period of formation before ordination.

Postulancy Brochure

For more information, contact Canon Mary Conliffe, Diocesan Executive Assistant, 416-363-6021 ext. 212 (1-800-668-8932).