“The purpose of the Corporation shall be to establish and conduct a House of Formation to prepare men for the priesthood for the new evangelization following the life and practice of the Neocatechumenal Way…”
The new Saint John Paul II Archdiocesan Seminary will complement the Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary in Yona, which opened in 1999. Both seminaries are diocesan seminaries owned by the Archdiocese of Agana; however one will underscore the local mission in our archdiocese while the other will have the added element of availability for the wider mission of salvation to the ‘ends of the earth’ (Acts 1:8).
“The RMS is a diocesan seminary duly erected by the ordinary of the Archdiocese…thus, the nature of the RMS is “diocesan’ by virtue of the fact that the Ordinary has established the institution. (c.238 §1).”
Can. 238 §1. Seminaries legitimately erected possess juridic personality in the Church by the law itself.