The Office of Vocations, Diocese of Bridgeport AND St. John Fisher Seminary Residence
St. John Fisher Seminary Residence

Fisher Residence - Diocese of Bridgeport, CT

The Mission of St. John Fisher Seminary Residence

Pope John Paul II once said “it is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives.” Certainly, a vocation to the Roman Catholic priesthood is one of those great things of the Lord. Expanding on this idea Pope Benedict XVI explains that a seminary is “more than a place, it is a significant time in the life of a follower of Jesus.” It is a time “above all of discovering Christ.” St. John Fisher Seminary exists to provide young men with that time along with a way of discovering Christ, and if He is calling them to his priesthood. Through prayerful and rigorous training, they deepen their baptismal call to be disciples of Jesus and faithful Catholic men in the midst of culture in need of the Lord’s presence.
St. John Fisher Seminary Residence Building


St. John Fisher Seminary Residence is a house of discernment, spiritual formation and study in Stamford, CT operated by the Diocese of Bridgeport. Founded in 1989, the seminary is accredited by the State of Connecticut.

The Seminary Building
The current building provides seminarians with the necessary environment for all aspects of priestly discernment and formation:


  • Main chapel, The Chapel of the Holy Cross, is a beautiful space that fosters a prayerful attitude and a fitting space for worship.
  • Perpetual adoration chapel near the main entrance to the Seminary.
  • Student rooms that are appropriately simple.
  • A fine library specializing in philosophical and theological texts.
  • A well-kept dining room and kitchen area.
  • Recreation and exercise rooms.
  • Click here to view a virtual tour of the residence.
     Chapel Altar
Adoration Chapel

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For More Information, contact , Diocesan Director of Vocations, or our Rector, Father Scott.  Father Joseph Marcello and Father Leonel Medeiros are Assistant Vocation Directors.

(203) 322-5331