Seminary Mission Statement
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary prepares men for the Catholic ministerial priesthood in the Third Millennium; men who love with the heart of the Church, think with the mind of the Church, and are formed to have an integrated core of human, intellectual, spiritual, and pastoral virtues modeled by Jesus Christ, our High Priest.
To invite men to “go up to the mountain” (Haggai 1:8), so that we might send down holy, self-sacrificial shepherds for the people of God, to light a fire on the earth for the salvation of souls.
- CLEAR COMMUNICATION • To promote habits and procedures of effective communication.
- CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE • To foster a culture of personal and institutional excellence to further our mission.
- INSTITUTIONAL GROWTH AND STRENGTH • To advance the Seminary by the best use of our time, talent, and treasure.
- SPIRITUALITY OF SACRIFICE • To cultivate a spirituality of sacrifice within the Seminary community in pursuit of our mission.
(Revisions approved by the Seminary Committee of the Board of Trustees, spring 2016)