SAINT JOHN VIANNEY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (SJVTS) is an interdiocesan theological seminary faithful to the tradition of the Catholic Church in the formation of candidates for the priesthood. Established in 1985 by the Bishops of the Metropolitan Province of Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines, it serves primarily the dioceses of Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Surigao, Tandag and Malaybalay, and secondarily, other dioceses. SJVTS achieves its mission through the human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation of candidates for the priesthood. It prepares them to serve the Church as servant-leaders of parishes, seminary formators, and diocesan admistrators. As a graduate theologate SJVTS is open to extern students, lay or religious, destined for various ministries in the Catholic Church. It trains them to serve the Church as scholars, teachers, cathechists, church workers, campus ministers, animators, and formators.