A Look Inside: A Day in the Life of Your Future Priests


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Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a parish priest? What do future priests study? How often do they pray? What do they do for fun? You may be interested to see what daily life at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary is like. Take a few moments to learn how your future priests spend their time while preparing to serve in a parish like yours.

A Snapshot of a Typical Day

6:00 a.m. – The chapel fills up by 6 a.m. for holy hour and morning prayer. Mass begins at 7 a.m. What a gift, to start the day with such stillness and peace!

8:00 a.m. – Theology, Church history, pastoral counseling, homiletics and other classes prepare seminarians for the realities of parish life.

1:00 p.m. – The Rector’s Conference covers the spiritual and the practical – everything from missionary discipleship (this year’s central theme) to parish finances.

4:00 p.m. – Time for soccer practice. Seminarians have a team that competes with other local teams. They even face off with the priests once a year at the Souls and Goals Cup.

7:00 p.m. – Teaching PSR and serving in parishes are key components of priestly training. Each year, the men have a new service assignment.

Everything we do at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary has one goal: to prepare men to serve as parish priests. Your prayers and generosity this Christmas will strengthen our seminarians on their way to becoming joyful, holy priests of Jesus Christ. Please make a gift today!

“ To be in community with other men striving for holiness of life, striving to bring Christ to others, it’s magnificent.”Deacon Padraic Stack, Theology IV - Omaha