New Endowment Benefits Seminary

Archbishop Carlson visited the offices of the Roman Catholic Foundation on December 4th to ring the Celebration Bell on the occasion of the establishment of the Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Endowment Fund.  The Foundation rings the Bell each time a new fund is established.

The Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Endowment Fund was recently established with a gift from an anonymous donor.  The fund will provide operating support to Kenrick-Glennon-Seminary and the Respect Life Apostolate of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Would you like to support our future priests AND pro-life efforts in the Archdiocese of St. Louis? Please give online at https://rcfstl.org/funds/ or send your donation to:

Roman Catholic Foundation/Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Endowment Fund

12 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Fall 2017 Herald Magazine

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

  • Letters from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Fr. James Mason
  • The Call to Missionary Discipleship by Deacon Gerson Parra, Theology IV – St. Louis
  • 1st Floor “Laboratory” for the Parish by Ty Taylor, Theology II – Wichita
  • 2016-2017 Annual Report

If you do not want to wait for the mail, you can click here to read the Fall Herald today! If you do not currently receive the Herald and would like to be added to the distribution list, please contact communications@kenrick.edu.

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/

Fiat Women’s Group + Forming Men for Christ

Fiat Women’s Group

All women are invited to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary on the 3rd Thursday of each month for the Fiat Women’s Group. Each meeting will include prayer, a talk from a distinguished seminary faculty member, and discussion. For further details, please visit kenrick.edu/fiat. 

Forming Men for Christ

All men are invited to join our President-Rector, Father James Mason, for Mass, coffee, and a talk at St. Joseph’s Church in Clayton on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The purpose of this event is to help form men in the faith and moral teachings of the Catholic Church. For further details, please visit kenrick.edu/FormingMenForChrist

Pipe Organ in the Chapel of St. Joseph

On November 11, 2015, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson formally dedicated the new pipe organ in the Chapel of St. Joseph. The following evening, 300+ friends of the seminary gathered for a free debut concert. Dr. Horst Buchholz, the featured organist, was joined by soloists Jeff and Wendy Wisniewski and the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Choir.

The organ was built by A.E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company in Lithonia, GA. It has three manuals, 39 ranks and 2,156 pipes with a terraced console. Our organ is featured in the December 2015 issue of “The American Organist,” the magazine for the American Guild of Organists. The specifications for our new organ can be found below:

Great (10 Ranks of Pipes)
Swell (13 Ranks)
Choir (9 Ranks)
Pedal
Inter-Manual Couplers
Combination System