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Mission, Purpose, Vision, and Goals


Inspired and guided by the mission of the founder of the Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles, Fr. Eusebe Menard O.F.M., Holy Apostles College and Seminary strives to promote, form and accompany youths and adults to the priesthood, and other ministries and apostolates within the Church as faithful witnesses of Christ.


Holy Apostles College and Seminary takes its identity from the spirituality of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles, “the spirituality of the Mystical Body of Christ and of Pentecost in an atmosphere of the Magnificat (MSA Constitutions, Art. 98)” centered on the priesthood of Jesus Christ, His Eucharist and the Word of God. Our patrons are the Apostles, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Francis of Assisi. Our motto “United in the Lord Jesus,” declares our desire that all human beings become children of God, revealed by Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be witnesses of Christ’s love to our brothers and sisters in the Church and the world.


Holy Apostles College and Seminary serves the Church by the formation of new Catholic leadership: priests, deacons, religious men and women and faithful lay people to live and spread the saving message of the Gospel amidst the challenges posed by an increasingly secular “mission field,” and to thus expand the Kingdom of God.


  • To deepen their personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who is Truth incarnate, and to integrate Him into every aspect of their lives.
  • To understand, embrace, and live according to the clear teachings of the Church’s Magisterium regarding faith and morals.
  • To form ordained, consecrated and lay missionary disciples by cultivating the spiritual, human, intellectual and pastoral development of its seminarians and students to serve Christ’s Church.
  • To deliver a Catholic educational experience by means of a recognizably distinctive and unambiguous Catholic intellectual tradition.
  • To instill a sincere devotion to the Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, personal prayer and heartfelt service to others in order to form and prepare seminarians and students as effective witnesses of Christ to the culture.
  • To educate and challenge seminarians and students to formulate and communicate a coherent Christian worldview based on faith and reason and thus become effective evangelists, catechists and apologists for the Catholic faith.
  • To strive to create and maintain excellence in teaching and learning, research and discovery, and service and engagement, through the Liberal Arts, Philosophy and Theology in accord with the clear Magisterial teachings of the Catholic Church.

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