- Their average age is 34.
- The age range is 25 to 63.
- About one fifth of these men attended a World Youth Day before entering the seminary.
- Twenty-four percent have five or more siblings.
- About one half of the men reported that someone discouraged them from the priesthood.
- Almost 50% were active in a youth group at some point before entering the seminary.
- 71% reported being an altar server before the seminary.
Read more statistics here.
Get to know the ordination Class of 2011 here. It was such a joy to see so many familiar names and faces, many of whom I know from college. God is good!