2015 Convivium Dinner Auction

IMG_6684The Convivium Dinner Auction was established in 1992 as the seminary’s sole annual fundraising event. Throughout its 23-year history, this event has experienced tremendous growth. Last year, this event sold out with over 300 guests and raised nearly $300,000 for our seminary’s programs of priestly formation and education. Convivium 2015 will take place on November 7, 2015.

The evening includes Mass, silent and oral auctions, a raffle, and an elegant dinner. For further information, please click here.

20th Annual Peter Richard Kenrick Lecture

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary invites you to attend the 20th Annual Peter Richard Kenrick Lecture on Thursday, October 8, 2015Most Reverend Peter J. Elliott, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, Australia, will present Sacred Liturgy: Great Mystery, Great MercyThe lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary auditorium. A reception will follow.

Limited seating is available. Please reply to angeles@kenrick.edu or 314-792-6100 by October 2nd. A reception will follow the lecture. For further information, please click here.

First Pitch with the Serra Club

We are grateful to the Serra Club of St. Louis for hosting the annual “Serra Night at the Ball Park” for seminarians, priests and religious in St. Louis on September 1st. Father Paul Hoesing, our new Dean of Seminarians, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals game. Watch below to see if it was a strike!

Missouri Catholic Conference

Feingold PortraitDr. Larry Feingold, Associate Professor of Theology & Philosophy, will be the keynote speaker at the Missouri Catholic Conference’s Annual Assembly on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The theme for the free day-long event is “The Church in the Modern World.” The Annual Assembly will be held at the Missouri Capital and will feature fifteen engaging workshops covering topics including religious liberty, education, race relations, abortion, and more. For further information, please visit MOCatholic.org.

St. Louis Review Articles

The St. Louis Review has recently published several articles featuring members of the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary community:

Carpentry Skills Lead to Vocations Call for Seminarian

Dane Westhoff, Pre-Theology II – St. Louis, worked as a carpenter prior to entering the seminary. This summer, he has put his skills to use in the seminary’s Mary, Mother of the Word Chapel. “Just being able to be part of God’s plan is a blessing in itself.” Click to read the article.

Adoration, Eucharistic Experiences Foster a Culture of Vocations

Communities in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, including the Serra Club, St. Clement of Rome Parish, and the Vincentian Marian Youth Group, are working to build a culture of vocations through prayer, especially adoration, and conversation. Click to read the article.

Vocations Job a Natural Fit for Father Fallon

Fr. Brian Fallon, Class of 2012, is the new Associate Director of Vocations in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The vocations job is a natural fit. Click to read the article.

Restored Prairie at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Offers a Glimpse at the Past

The seminary campus includes 22 acres of native prairie grasses and wild flowers, including the one mile Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Nature Trail. The prairie restoration beautifies the property, reduces outdoor maintenance, and benefits all God’s creatures. Click to read the article.

Women Further Victimized Through Harvesting of Fetal Parts

Dr. Sue Harvath, Director of Psychological and Counseling Services & Professor of Pastoral Counseling, works with our seminarians in the area of human formation and has counseled post-abortive women in the St. Louis area for more than 30 years. Click to read the article.

“Answer the Call” – Serra International

The Serra International Foundation recently released a video titled “Answer the Call.” The video includes highlights from the

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2015 St. Louis ordinations as well as interviews with our President-Rector Father James Mason, former President-Rector Father John Horn SJ, and new alumni-priests Father Daniel Kavanagh (Class of 2015) and Father Peter Fonseca (Class of 2015). Serra was founded in 1951 to assist in fostering and promoting vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life in the Catholic Church.