New Vice-Rector Appointment

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Fr. Christopher Martin (left) & Fr. David Skillman (right)

After four faithful years of service as Vice-Rector of Cardinal Glennon College, Fr. David Skillman has been reassigned by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson as Parochial Administrator of St. Gerard Majella Parish. Fr. Skillman has done an excellent job in administering fatherly care in the priestly formation of the men of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. Though we will miss his presence, we have no doubt that he will be an excellent pastor, shepherding his parishioners to the Heart of Jesus.

As his successor, Archbishop Carlson has appointed Fr. Christopher Martin as the new Vice-Rector of Cardinal Glennon College. Fr. Martin will also continue as Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of St. Louis with the ongoing assistance of Fr. Brian Fallon. With his wealth of experience, we are excited to welcome Fr. Martin and look forward to having him on the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary team.

Bishop Rice Appointed to Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese

On Tuesday, April 26, Pope Francis announced the appointment of Most Reverend Edward M. Rice, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis, as Bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese.

Bishop Edward Rice

“I see the hand of God in this appointment. His loving Providence has brought me to this moment and I rely on that same loving Providence to assist me as I strive to walk in the way of Christ, the Good Shepherd, who will continue to guide my way if I but seek to do His will,” Bishop Rice said in a statement published by the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

Bishop Edward M. Rice served the seminary as Vice-Rector of Cardinal Glennon College and is a current member of the Board of Trustees. Though we will miss his presence in the St. Louis community, we understand his call to serve the greater Church shepherding the people of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

Please join the seminary community in congratulating Bishop Rice and praying for him as he accepts this new appointment.

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Fr. Mason’s Talks: Free Audio Downloads

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The spiritual conferences of Fr. James Mason, President-Rector, are now available for free audio listening and download. Known throughout the country for his inspiring retreats and conferences, Fr. Mason shares a love for Christ and Holy Mother Church in a variety of topics, including the “Discernment of Spirits” series.

For a list of available talks, visit the Fr. Mason’s Talks resource page.

Fiat Women’s Group + Forming Men for Christ

Fiat Women’s Group

All women are invited to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary on the 3rd Thursday of each month for the Fiat Women’s Group. Each meeting will include prayer, a talk from a distinguished seminary faculty member, and discussion. For further details, please visit kenrick.edu/fiat. 

Forming Men for Christ

All men are invited to join our President-Rector, Father James Mason, for Mass, coffee, and a talk at St. Joseph’s Church in Clayton on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The purpose of this event is to help form men in the faith and moral teachings of the Catholic Church. For further details, please visit kenrick.edu/FormingMenForChrist

New Pipe Organ in the Chapel of St. Joseph

On November 11th, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson formally dedicated the new pipe organ in the Chapel of St. Joseph. The following evening, 300+ friends of the seminary gathered for a free debut concert. Dr. Horst Buchholz, the featured organist, was joined by soloists Jeff and Wendy Wisniewski and the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Choir.

The organ was built by A.E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company in Lithonia, GA. It has three manuals, 39 ranks and 2,156 pipes with a terraced console. Our organ is featured in the December 2015 issue of “The American Organist,” the magazine for the American Guild of Organists. The specifications for our new organ can be found below:

Great (10 Ranks of Pipes)
Swell (13 Ranks)
Choir (9 Ranks)
Pedal
Inter-Manual Couplers
Combination System