Ordinations 2017

This year, 15 men will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood for 10 dioceses. Nine seminarians will also be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate for four dioceses.

We are grateful to the countless people who have supported these men through prayer 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.

Visit our Ordinations page to learn more about the men and the ordinations in ten dioceses around the world.

Class of 2017 Parting Gift

Class Dean Speech – Deacon Jacob Carlin, Wichita

“As is tradition, the dean of the Deacon class offers a few parting words and presents a class gift to the Seminary.  When I was trying to think of something profound to say before we go, I was reminded of the words of Mother Teresa who said, ‘You can do no great things.  Only small things with great love.’  Perhaps our class will not be remembered for some extravagant, extraordinary, or grandiose achievement, but I hope that we can be remembered for the great love with which we served the community.  I hope that we indeed did small things with great love.”

“In light of that beautiful quote, I would now like to present to the Kenrick-Glennon community, a gift from our class.  Please accept from us, this framed, canvas print of Mother Teresa.  Due to the incredible witness of her life, the example she is to all of us of service, and since she was canonized during this academic year, we found it fitting to make sure that a picture of her found its place in the halls of our community.”

Farewell, Fr. Randy Soto!

Fr. Randy Soto has served the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary community for an entire decade, becoming a beloved professor, resident priest, and spiritual father to the men in formation. We are grateful for the legacy Fr. Soto leaves to the seminary and wish him well in his new assignment at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Before departing St. Louis, Fr. Soto has shared a brief review of his experience at Kenrick-Glennnon Seminary – spanning ten years and witnessing over 150 men become priests.

Tell us about your next assignment. What have you learned in your time at Kenrick that will aid you in your new role? 

What have been the most rewarding aspects of your time at KGS?

How have you used Lectio Divina to assist seminarians in opening themselves to dialogue with God?

How have you seen the seminary’s mission come alive?

What is one of your favorite memories from your time at the Seminary?

Seminarians: Serving the People of God

By Fr. Scott Jones, Associate Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Eureka
From the Sacred Heart Parish Sunday Bulletin

This semester I have been teaching a Church history course at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary due to the illness of one of the regular instructors.  It has been a great experience to be back in the classroom again after being away from it for almost two years.  (Before coming to Saint Louis I was a history professor at a seminary in Milwaukee.)  While energy-wise it has been a challenge—there is a lot going on here at Sacred Heart—I’ve appreciated the opportunity to get to know our seminarians and the people who work with them. 

Spring 2017 Herald Magazine

The Spring 2017 issue of the Herald Magazine is in the mail! We are eager to share our mission through this publication. Highlights from this issue include:

  • Ambassadors of Mercy by Patrick Moser, Theology III – Omaha
  • Encountering the Other by Joel Haug, A.V.I., Theology II – Kansas City, KS
  • Life in the Universal Church by Todd Shepherd, Theology III – Wichita
  • A Tribute to Fr. Timothy Bannes, Class of 2007 by Patrick Russell, Theology II – St. Louis
  • Ecclesial Courtship by Fr. Chris Martin, Vice-Rector of Cardinal Glennon College and Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • New Media, New Evangelizaton by Bill Cremers, Theology II – Omaha

Click here to read the Spring 2017 Herald issue. If you do not currently receive the Herald and would like to be added to the distribution list, please contact communications@kenrick.edu.