25th Annual Convivium Dinner Auction

You can help our future priests through the annual Convivium Dinner Auction. Last year, we welcomed nearly 500 guests and raised over $350,000 for the seminary.

This year, the 25th Annual Convivium Dinner Auction will be held on November 4, 2017 at the Chase Park Plaza. 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.

Please visit our Convivium webpage to learn more about the ways in which you can support our future priests though this important event.

Summer Ministry: Timothy Buback

Timothy Buback, College III – St. Louis, sent an update from his post as an intern for the Catholic Youth Apostolate in the Archdiocese of St. Louis:

“Hello! This summer I have had the wonderful opportunity to serve the Archdiocesan youth in a very tangible way! My time at the Catholic Youth Apostolate has been a fruitful learning experience. I have had the privileged to help coordinate liturgies for Project Life, a service retreat in Perryvillle, and for both Steubenville Mid-America Conferences. It certainly is not the easiest task to plan a Mass for 4000 in a basketball arena…” Continue reading.

Summer Ministry: Niko Hoijarvi

Seminarian Niko Hoijarvi, College IV, is working as a Scout Chaplain at S Bar F Scout Ranch this summer. One of his duties consists of coordinating the Masses held at the Ranch, including the Sunday night Mass for the staff, daily Masses during Catholic Adventure Week, and various other Masses. Continue reading here.

Summer Ministry: Mitchell Baer

In addition to assisting local parishes over the summer months, the seminarians of Kenrick School of Theology participate in a variety of activities that enhance their personal priestly formation. These opportunities for service, prayer, and studies include summer youth camps, Spanish immersion, 30 Day Silent Retreats, and programs at the Institute of Priestly Formation in Omaha, Nebraska.

Seminarian Mitchell Baer, Theology II, sent an update from his summer assignment in Colombia, South America:

“Greetings from Villa de Leyva, Colombia! I am here along with six other Kenrick seminarians for our summer assignment. We are tasked with learning the Spanish language and coming to a greater understanding of Latin American culture. It has been absolutely a once in a lifetime experience. Each day I have witnessed God’s goodness present in new people, experiences, and the incredible natural beauty of this country.” Continue reading…

Foundation Launches Charitable Gift Annuities

Our planned giving partner, the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri, initiated its Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) program in mid-May 2017. This popular planned giving vehicle works this way:

1) The donor makes an irrevocable gift to the Foundation,

2) The donor receives a partial tax deduction based on their age,

3) The Foundation pays the donor a specified income for life,

4) Upon the donors passing, the remaining gift amount goes into a fund to benefit Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

To learn more about CGAs, please click on this link: http://rcfstl.org/planned-giving/gifts-that-pay-you-income/charitable-gift-annuity/