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Fr. John Barretto (Moderator)

The candidates in their first year of Seminary formation are accorded more special attention and care. They have a program that differs from that of the rest of the students in the Seminary. It comprises of a wide range of courses in spirituality, introductions to Scripture and theology, sociology, psychology, personality development, language and many more. Besides, they also have field trips – cultural exposure, mission exposure, service to the sick and aged and a living out together and spiritual exercises – personal prayer, community prayer, recollections and a retreat. Games and physical work are very much part of their schedule.


The number of new entrants varies from year to year with six as the minimum and eighteen as the maximum. They are housed away from the main community under the care of a Moderator who resides with them. They share responsibilities running their residence – prayer, cleaning and maintenance, cooking dinner, purchases, accounts etc. Their togetherness in prayer, studies, discussions, personal sharings and the many such activities facilitate brotherly bonds, holistically personal growth in self awareness, sensitivity and respect for one another, deeper understanding, concern and brotherly love among themselves and also a closer relationship with God and enhanced vision of the priesthood of Christ and service to his Church.


Guided Retreat

(8 days)

Fr Lisbert D'Souza SJ

Reading the Bible as the Word of God

(60 lectures)

Various Resource Persons

First Steps in Spiritual Life

(20 lectures)

Fr Michael D'Cunha

Prarthana Parichaya

(10 lectures)

Fr Joel Pinto 

Knowing Jesus

(20 lectures)

Fr Benhur Rodrigues

Liturgical Glimpses

(10 lectures)

Fr Anthony L Fernandes

Spirituality through Christian Art

(14 lectures)

Fr Dolreich Pereira

Paschal Mystery
(20 lectures)

Fr Wilfred D’Souza SDB

Catechism of the Catholic Church

(60 lectures)

Various Professors

Second Vatican Council and its Documents

(15 lectures)

Frs John Barretto and Cedric Rosario

Priesthood: Vision and Spirituality

(20 lectures)

Fr John Barretto


Personality Development

(60 lectures)

Fr Benhur Rodrigues

Christian Personality

(10 lectures)

Bp Dominic Savio Fernandes

Intensive Group Counselling 

(5 days)

 Fr Cajetan Menezes

Individual Counselling 

Dr Nirmala Almeida

Intensive Journal Workshop

(7 days)

Fr Antony Ittikunnath OCD

Human Sexuality
(15 lectures)

Dr Enid Prabhu

The Body: Medium of Worship
(30 lectures)

Ms Juliet D’Souza

Indian Social Reality
(20 lectures)

Bp Allwyn D’Silva

World of Books
(20 lectures)

Fr John Barretto



(80 lectures)

Ms Candida Rodrigues &
Fr Gavin Lopes

Marathi Intensive Programme 

(6 weeks)
(for Bombay seminarians)

Fr Paul Painadath MST

English Intensive Programme 

(6 weeks)
(for Bombay Seminarians)

Fr Gavin Lopes & Team

Basic Accounting 

(10 lectures)

Fr Godwin Fernandes

Outreach Program 

(every Thursday)

Mission Exposure 

(7 days)

Fr Richard Quadros SVD

Pastoral Use of the Media 

(5 days)

Fr Nigel Barrett & Team

Liturgical Singing & Music 

(15 lectures)

Fr Gavin Lopes

Basic Culinary Skills 

(10 lectures)

Various resource Persons

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