Another religious congregation found in Zomba Diocese is the congregation of Diocesan Priests.
Who is a Diocesan Priest?
- He is an ordained person, chosen and commissioned to go out and bear fruits among his own people (John 15: 16-17
- He serves people in his country or territory (Diocese)
- He is to love, (John 15: 12-13), self-sacrifice and self-give to the will of God (Hebrews 10: 5-10).
Requirements for one to become a Diocesan Priest
The applicant must
- Be a Catholic, baptized, confirmed and an unmarried male
- Enjoy good reputation and moral standing among fellow Christians
- Posses a Malawi School Certificate of Education or its equivalent with grades as required by the Episcopal Conference of Malawi
- N.B.: Students in Universities, Technical Colleges and other institutions of higher learning, including graduates and those already working can apply to become Diocesan Priests.
The aspirant must;
- Make his intention known to the church through the small Christian Community and the Parish Pastoral Team
- Write an application letter about his intention in his own handwriting to the Vocations Director of Zomba Diocese.
- Spiritual Formation Centre
- Where one year is spent on vocational discernment and deepening of spiritual life.
- St. Anthony’s Kachebere Major Seminary
- Where the candidate undergoes a three year course in Philosophy and Social Sciences
- St. Peter’s Zomba Major Seminary
- Where the candidate studies Theology for four years and follows one year of Pastoral experience
- The candidate is ordained a deacon one year before completion of his priestly formation
The Vocations Director
Diocese of Zomba
P.O. Box 115,