- Cultivating self-giving attitude through parish experiences and charitable works.
- Direct contact with economically disadvantaged individuals or communities.
- Developing awareness of local pastoral challenges and realities.
- Recognizing the multicultural reality of the Church.
- Acquiring cultural competency and language skills where needed.
- Nurturing a spirit of generosity in service to others.
- Establishing a habit of consistent self-donation and service.
These benchmarks encompass the intellectual and pastoral aspects of the propaedeutic year, aiming to prepare seminarians for a well-rounded formation that incorporates academic knowledge and practical pastoral skills.