Priesthood Reflection

By Paul Floersch – Pre-Theology II, Omaha_A6Q2698

My brother Louis rarely says kind things.  However, he also rarely says unkind things.  So in sum, he doesn’t say much.  Which is why I listened carefully to his reaction when I told him I was pursuing the priesthood.  His response brought me great satisfaction:  “Wow.  You’d be a great priest.  You are so good with people.”  I was so pleasantly surprised that my brother— who wasn’t so good with people—would have the humility to tell me that I would make a good priest precisely because I was good with people.  Needless to say, I’ve held this brief conversation close to heart.

However, being good with people, I have quickly learned, is a talent which, in its singularity, is an insufficient ingredient for the concoction of a priest.  Perhaps arrogantly, I thought that this talent of mine would be the secret ingredient for an excellent priesthood. 

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Seminarian Summer Assignments

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Poco a Poco in Guatamala by Bill Cremers, Theology II - Omaha
Focus Ministry by Joel Haug, Theology II - Kansas City, KS
Camp Tekakwitha by George Rhodes, College III - Kansas City, KS
Covecrest Lifeteen Camp Photo Gallery by George Staley, Theology II - St. Louis

2016 Convivium Dinner Auction

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Each November, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary hosts The Convivium Dinner Auction to raise funds for our seminarians as they prepare to serve the Church as your parish priests. This year, the event will take place on Saturday, November 5th.

The evening will begin with Mass in the seminary’s Chapel of St. Joseph, followed by silent and oral auctions, a raffle, and an elegant dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The proceeds from this event support the seminary’s annual operational budget, the Kenrick Student Life Association, the Cardinal Glennon College Student Activity Fund, and seminarian retreats.

For more information, visit our Convivium Dinner Auction webpage.

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.

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.