School for Ministry

Why a School for Ministry in the Diocese of Long Island?

The Diocese of Long Island School for Ministry has been established to provide education and formation for ordination under the auspices of the George Mercer Jr. Memorial School of Theology.  The School prepares men and women to serve as vocational deacons.  The School for Ministry also prepares second-career students for service as priests.  In this work the School for Ministry stands in the heritage of the Mercer School of Theology, founded in 1955 with its original aim being the training of candidates for priesthood in non-residential setting.


Meet the men and women who instruct Mercer School for Ministry students preparing for service as deacons and priests.  Many of their offerings are also available to other interested learners in the Diocese of Long Island and beyond.