Altar Consecration in Renovated Chapel

On Sunday, May 2nd, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson consecrated the new altar in the Chapel of St. Joseph. The seminary community gathered to give praise and glory to God and celebrate the renovation of the Chapel.
As part of the dedication, relics of saints were deposited in the altar to signify that the sacrifice of the Church’s members has its source in the sacrifice of Christ. Relics of St. Vincent of Saragossa and St. Benignus had been placed in the original altar in 1932 and were moved to the new altar. Relics from St. John Vianney and St. Rose Philippine Duchesne were gifted by Archbishop Carlson and placed in the new altar.

Upcoming Ordinations

FB OrdinationThis year, sixteen men in the Class of 2015 will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in seven dioceses. Seven seminarians will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate.

We are grateful to the countless people who have supported these men through their prayers and contributions to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. Thank you for supporting them as they prepare to devote their lives to the service of Christ and His Church.

Please join us in praying for and congratulating the ordinandi. For a schedule of the ordinations in the various dioceses, please visit

  • Special Note: The Archdiocese of St. Louis will livestream the Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood on May 23rd at 10:00 a.m. on their website:

Annual Catholic Appeal

Perhaps the most familiar and fondly embraced prayers is the Peace Prayer of St. Francis. Those who pray this prayer do not ask to be consoled, understood, or loved. Instead, they ask to be the one who will console, understand, and love. In doing so, we become instruments of God’s peace.Archbishop Robert J. Carlson

The Annual Catholic Appeal proclaims a message of hope and peace, celebrating the sacraments, and serving others in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Each year, supporters provide resources for many ministries and apostolates that address spiritual and material poverty. Please join the seminary community in sowing seeds of joy, hope and truth throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis by making a pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal. For further information, visit

“Priest for a Day” is a Wish That Came True

St. Louis Review | Joseph Kenny | April 2, 2015

Priest for a DayMake-A-Wish requests often involve meeting athletes, attending sporting events or traveling to amusement parks or beaches. When it came time for 11-year-old Brett Haubrich of south St. Louis County to make his wish, he not only listed none of those things but had no request at all. “He didn’t want anything,” explained his mother, Eileen. “They had to keep asking him, ‘What would you like to do? Do you want to meet anybody? What do you want to be when you grow up?'”…

“I said, ‘I really want to be a priest,'” he said.

So, on Holy Thursday, at the invitation of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Brett took his place beside the altar at Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis as “Priest For a Day.” Brett served not one but two Masses — the Chrism Mass and the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper — and held the book for Archbishop Carlson for prayers after the homilies. At the evening Mass, he was with 11 seminarians having their feet washed by Archbishop Carlson, and his parents brought up the gifts of bread and wine…

Forming Men for Christ

Lisa Johnston |  | Twitter: @aeternusphotoALL men in St. Louis are invited to Mass, coffee, and a talk with Fr. James Mason, the seminary’s next President-Rector, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clayton on the second Thursday of every month. The purpose of this monthly event is to help form men in the faith and moral teachings of the Catholic Church. The next session will take place on June 11th and the topic will be Holy Indifference: Living in the Freedom of Divine Providence.

  • Click here to visit the “Forming Men for Christ” page.