Our Mission

Mount St. Mary's Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) is the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's graduate-level Catholic Seminary & School of Theology. Our mission is to prepare students for God's purpose by forming men and women to faithfully follow Christ and serve His mission by fulfilling their vocations in the Church. We offer two components, the Seminary and the School of Theology.

The Seminary prepares candidates for the priesthood both in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and nationally and is a leading center for forming deacons through the Diaconate Program. The School of Theology is designed to prepare lay men and women to answer the call of Christ to minister to those in need.

The future of the Church is here. We have nearly 90 men preparing to receive and exercise the pastoral vocation of Christ. Our mission is to guide and empower our Seminarians to embrace their gifts and their calling. Your commitment today in prayers, sacrifice and treasure enables MTSM to provide our community parishes and schools with exceptional seminarians and priests now and in the future.

The gifts you give, now and in the future, will immediately provide the necessary theological education, including human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation, required for our seminarians. By supporting MTSM, you leave a legacy so future priests can celebrate mass, preach the gospel and perform the sacraments of baptism, reconciliation, marriage and the anointing of the sick. Your donations will help these men become the Christ-filled pastors that will sustain and grow our Church for generations to come.