The Spiritual Formation Program focuses its efforts on developing the religious identity of the candidate within the understanding of the priest as one who grows in his commitment to become:
1. A disciple of Jesus.
2. A servant of God's people.
3. A representative of, and leader within, the faith community.
4. A presider over the celebration of the Church's sacramental life.
5. A prophet of God's justice in the world.
As these are all dimensions of the same person, the Program attempts to guide the candidates through an exploration of the human and spiritual foundations necessary for fulfilling such personal and ministerial commitments.