Welcome to Saint John's Seminary

The primary mission of Saint John's Seminary is to prepare candidates for ordination as diocesan priests in the Roman Catholic Church and to recommend them to sending bishops. The Seminary enrolls candidates for the priesthood from Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in its several degree programs of priestly formation.

The Seminary’s Master of Arts in Ministry and Master of Theological Studies Programs provide formation for laypersons, permanent deacons, and religious. The Seminary offers opportunities for ongoing formation of clergy as well.

Orientation this year brought new seminarians from our sending dioceses and brothers from the Order of Saint Benedict and the Basilian Salvatorian Order. Cardinal Seán O'Malley celebrated the Opening Mass on Wednesday, the 28th. Bishop Alan McGuckian, SJ from the Diocese of Raphoe in Ireland was our Retreat Master this year. The school year is off to a great start. Please keep us in your prayers, and we pray daily for all of our friends, family, and benefactors.

MAM/MTS Degree Programs

Interested in our degree programs for laity, permanent deacons, and religious? Learn about our Master of Arts in Ministry and Master of Theological Studies Programs.

MAM/MTS 2019 Alumni

This year we had the largest graduating class in the history of our MAM/MTS Programs. Read our 2019 MAM/MTS alumni bios here.


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Learn about SJS

The Seminary has a rich history stretching back to 1884.

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