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Formation of Priests

6 years Minor seminary or secondary school     English system is comprised of 4 years Ordinary level and 2 years Advanced level.   The Moshi Diocese minor seminary is St. James Minor Seminary in Kilema, Moshi.

The journey toward the priesthood is long and difficult, requiring many years of training.   If we take the educational journey of one boy to priesthood in Tanzania today, this is how his journey will be:


1-2 years kindergarten

7 years primary education (grade school)


One year spiritual formation prior to entering the major seminary:St. Charles Lwanga-Karanga Formation Center. 

3 years studying philosophy, psychology, scriptures, spirituality, and liturgy Our Lady of the Angels Major Seminary - Kibosho, Moshi Diocese St. Anthony Major Seminary - Ntungamo, Bukoba Diocese

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4 years studying  TheologySt. Paul Major Seminary -  Kipalapala, Tabora RegionSt. Charles Lwanga Major Seminary - Segerea, Dar Es Salaam ArchdioceseSt. Augustine of HIppo Major Seminary - Songea Region

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One year pastoral internship or field work which includes Ordination as Deacon six months prior to the end of seminary training


Ordination to the Roman Catholic Priesthood!!


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