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Mission, Vision, & Strategic Plan

Our Governance


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.

Go up to the Mountain


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.

Strategic Goals

Revised by the Seminary Committee of the Board of Trustees in the spring 2016 the seminary's strategic goals are as follows:

  • 1. Clear Communication

    To promote habits and procedures of effective communication.

  • 2. Culture of Excellence

    To foster a culture of personal and institutional excellence to further our mission.

  • 3. Institutional Growth and Strength

    To advance the Seminary by the best use of our time, talent, and treasure.

  • 4. Spirituality of Sacrifice

    To cultivate a spirituality of sacrifice within the Seminary community in pursuit of our mission.

governing documents

Shared Governance

We receive inspiration from Christ's own way of exercising authority through humility and service, and believe shared governance requires all to participate as stewards in carrying out our mission, each according to their rights, responsibilities and powers. The Seminary has clearly established structures for participants to exercise faithful leadership, be their role as part of the Seminary Board, administrative leadership, faculty, student or ecclesial body.


Rector's Council
Seminary Committee (MSMU Board)
Seminary Board

Rector's Council

  • Mr. Daniel F. Curtin, C'64, Chair
  • Rev. Msgr. John A. Bergamo, S'65
  • Mr. James Buchheit
  • Capt. Stephen J. Bury, USN (Ret.), C'72
  • Mr. Joseph Craw
  • Rev. John Cyr, S’02
  • Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Filardi, S'94
  • Rev. Robert T. Finlan, S'94
  • Ms. Margaret Fiore
  • Rev. C. Douglas Kenney, S'99
  • Mrs. Christina Lawrence
  • Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Luca, S'70
  • Mr. Michael McGinley, C'75
  • Rev. Robert F. Oravetz, S'97
  • Rev. Jonathan Sawicki, S'09
  • Mr. Robert J. Smith, C'64
  • Mr. Thomas J. Wilson, C'70

Seminary Committee (MSMU Board)

  • Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D., Chancellor/ChairMr. Daniel F. Curtin
    Most Reverend Barry Knestout
    Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, S.T.L.
    Reverend Monsignor Joseph Luca
    Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly
    Mrs. Sandra McMurtie
    Mrs. Suzanne Nicholson
    Mr. Thomas G. O'Hara
    Ms. Mary Noel Page
    His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, S.T.D.


  • Rev. Msgr. Andrew R. Baker, Rector, Mount St. Mary's Seminary  
  • Mrs. Mary D. Kane, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mount St. Mary's University

Seminary Board

Details Forthcoming.