Saint John’s Seminary is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Boston. It observes the applicable norms of the Holy See and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in defining and realizing its mission.

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.


Members of the Corporation

His Eminence Seán P. O'Malley, Cardinal Archbishop of Boston

Rev. Monsignor Dennis F. Sheehan, Archbishop's Designee Clergy Personnel Board

The Most Reverend Peter Uglietto, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia

Very Reverend Stephen Salocks, Rector Saint John's Seminary

Mr. John Straub, Chancellor Archdiocese of Boston


Mr. James Brett, Boston, MA

Dr. Francesco Cesareo, Worcester, MA

Sr. Janet Eisner, S.N.D., Boston, MA

Very Reverend Jason Jalbert, Diocese of Manchester, NH

Dr. Christa Klein, Wilmington, DE

Mr. Kevin Mulkern, Shrewsbury, MA

Reverend Monsignor Kevin O'Leary, Archdiocese of Boston

Reverend Thomas Petri, O.P., Washington, D.C.

Mr. John Riley, Wellesley, MA

Mrs. Bonnie Rodgers, Watertown, MA

Mr. Jack Shaughnessy, Jr., Hingham, MA

Board of Governors

The Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., Bishop of Fall River, MA

The Most Reverend Robert P. Deeley, Bishop of Portland, ME

The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, NH

The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, NY

The Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, MA

The Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski, Bishop of Springfield, MA

The Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence, RI


Office of the Rector

Very Rev. Stephen Salocks, Rector

Rev. Thomas Macdonald, Vice-Rector

Susan Edwards, Executive Assistant to the Rector

Business Office

Patricia Fraser, Vice President of Finance and Administration

Susan Pedro, Business Manager

Jeanne Watts, Receptionist

Development Office

Tomasz Kierul, Director of Development

Richard Bass, Development Database Manager

John O'Brien, Annual Fund Manager

Spiritual Formation

Rev. Msgr. John McLaughlin Jr., Director of Spiritual Formation

Pastoral Formation

Rev. Edward Riley, Director of Pastoral Formation and Dean of Men

Liturgical Life

Msgr. Marc Caron, Director of Sacred Liturgy

Dr. Janet Hunt, Director of Sacred Music

Academic Dean's Office

Dr. Paul Metilly, Director of Intellectual Formation/Academic Dean

Maureen DeBernardi, Director of Admissions/Registrar

Dr. Aldona Lingertat, Ph.D., Director of MAM/MTS Degree Programs

Ellen Oesterle, Administrative Assistant-Master of Arts in Ministry

Rev. Raymond Van De Moortell, Director, Saint John’s Seminary Collection