Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Mission Statement for SJS


On September 25, 2012, the Saint John's Seminary Board of Trustees approved the following Mission Statement for Saint John's Seminary:

Saint John’s Seminary prepares Roman Catholic seminarians for ordination to the Priesthood through programs of human, pastoral, spiritual and academic formation.* It is governed by a Board of Trustees, chaired by the Archbishop of Boston.

While primarily in service to the Bishops of New England, Saint John’s Seminary also enrolls seminarians from other Dioceses, Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in its several degree programs.

The Seminary’s Theological Institute prepares laity, deacons and religious for ministry and service to the Dioceses of the region. 

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*Cf. the Ratio Fundamentalis Instutionis Sacerdotaolis of the Congregation for Catholic Education (1985), the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Pastores Dabo Vobis of Blessed Pope John Paul II (1992), and the Program of Priestly Formation, Fifth Edition (2005), of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.