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Welcome Message

from the President-Rector


Rev. Joseph C. Gatto


Thank you for visiting the Christ the King Seminary Web site. Among the information you will find in these pages are the mission statement, history, philosophy, and policies of Christ the King. While this site presents much useful information, Christ the King Seminary is, nevertheless, much more than words and pictures.

To fully appreciate all that we have to offer, we invite you to come and see for yourself. Christ the King is a dynamic, vibrant, Christian community made up of diverse and talented individuals who, in their own way, contribute to the mission of the seminary and are committed to the Church of Jesus Christ. Striving to model Church as clergy, religious and laity working collaboratively, we are dedicated to bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

The site explains our Program for Priestly Formation, Program for Diaconal Formation and Program for Lay Formation. As the Church enters its third millennium, the challenges of ministry are as great as ever before. Christ the King Seminary is well prepared to help its students meet those challenges. With a committed faculty of experienced teacher-scholars and a support staff of dedicated individuals with diverse talents, Christ the King welcomes all people who wish to discern God's will in their life, in order to prepare themselves for exploring the questions and ministering to the needs of the contemporary world.

For 150 years, Christ the King Seminary has grown and faced the challenges of theological education and spiritual formation. Consider becoming a part of this unique institution. The experience can be life transforming.

If you would like to arrange a visit to Christ the King, or if you need additional information, please contact us at 716-652-8900 or e-mail at