Mission Statement: The primary mission of St. Johns Seminary is to prepare and recommend candidates for ordination to the diocesan priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. The Seminary enrolls candidates for the priesthood from Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life as well as Ecclesial Movements in its several degree programs of priestly formation. The Seminary also offers a program for other students who desire to serve the mission of the Church. The Seminary further provides opportunities for continuing education for clergy and laity. St. Johns 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.