Rosary on CatholicTV – May 11-15

Lisa Johnston |  | Twitter: @aeternusphotoCatholicTV has produced a video series featuring our seminarians praying the Rosary with Archbishop Robert J. Carlson in the Chapel of St. Vincent dePaul at the Cardinal Rigali Center in St. Louis. Seminarians aid in the meditation by proclaiming the Scripture readings for each Mystery. The videos will be aired on CatholicTV from May 11 – 15 at 6:3o p.m.

The videos are also available on YouTube.


We are happy to participate in the 2nd Annual Give STL Day, 24 hours for giving in St. Louis on Tuesday, May 5th. Please support our future priests by making a gift on #GiveSTLDay using this link:


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

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…