Welcoming Father Mason

Getting to Know Your Future Priests

We recently interviewed some of our seminarians on several fun and important topics. You can watch their responses below or through our YouTube channel (kenrickglennon).

  • Vocation Story with Paul Clark, George Rhodes, and Patrick Hannegan
  • Influences with Paul Clark, Jacob Schlueter, and Patrick Hannegan
  • Pastoral Ministry with Drew Hoffman and Jack Ruzicka

Summer Assignment: Combating Hunger in the Wichita Diocese

hoffman_aSeminarian Drew Hoffman, Theology III – Wichita, is spending his summer in the kitchen combating hunger in his home diocese. Drew is working at The Lord’s Diner in Wichita where they serve roughly 2,000 meals a day to the hungry. His work and the work of other Wichita seminarians was recently featured in a story by Gemma Rajewski in the Catholic Advance.

“The hardest part is seeing the pain and struggle of many on a daily basis. Numerous guests who come to the Diner or to the trucks have wonderful hearts and have a deep relationship with the Lord, and to see them struggle physically, financially, emotionally, spiritually, with family issues and so on is painful to see.”

Joy Reigns at Kenrick-Glennon Days

Colleen Dulle | St. Louis Review | June 10, 2015

Kenrick-Glennon Days 2015Hurtling down a 20-foot, homemade waterslide into a mud pit while shooting hoops probably isn’t most people’s fist impression of seminary life, but for many young men — from sixth-graders to new priests — that was precisely their introduction at Kenrick-Glennon Days, a camp the seminary hosts each summer.

“I don’t think that most young men think that they could have as much fun coming to a seminary as they have,” said Father Chris Martin, vocations director for the archdiocese. “I think when they just see all the joy, the joy on the campers, the joy for the seminarians, the joy for the priests, that it’s just a great thing.”

Click to continue reading on the St. Louis Review website.

Tribute Gifts Support Seminarians and Honor Loved Ones

Your support makes an important difference in the daily lives of our future priests. Each prayer and every gift is greatly appreciated by our seminarians. Tribute or memorial gifts are a special way to support a worthy cause while paying tribute to a special person in your life. The following tributes have recently been received by the seminary:

  • In honor of Madeleine Appelbaum’s birthday
  • In memory of Rev. Rudolph Beckmann
  • In memory of Elvera Erbs
  • In memory of Anna Gibbons
  • In memory of Tim Lucchesi
  • In memory of Rev. Lawrence B. “Doc” Walsh, C.M., Ph.D.
  • In honor of Msgr. Ted Wojcicki’s 40th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

Please prayerfully consider making a tribute gift today. When you make your contribution, simply provide the name of the person being honored as well as the contact information for the person who should be acknowledged (gift amount not disclosed). We humbly thank you for your prayerful support.