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

Seminary Christmas Cards

Share the beauty of the seminary’s Chapel of St. Joseph with your friends and family this Christmas by sending seminary Christmas cards, featuring the Nativity of Our Lord stained glass window. Cards are available for purchase at the seminary during regular business hours for $20 per pack of 25. Call 314-792-6100 for more information.

Joyful. Holy. Prepared.

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During the Season of Advent, the seminarians ask you to prayerfully consider supporting their journey toward the priesthood. Your prayers and generosity help strengthen the seminarians on their way to becoming joyful, holy, and prepared priests of Jesus Christ.

If you would like to make a year-end gift, you can do so in three ways:

  • Online Giving: Follow a few simple steps and make your contribution online.
  • Mail: Send your gift to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary at 5200 Glennon Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119.
  • Christmas Collection: If you are celebrating Christmas in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, you can give through the special Seminary Christmas Collection at your parish.

Advent Novena 2017

You are invited to the join the seminary community as we prepare for the joy and splendor of Christmas. Each evening of the Novena begins at 7:00 p.m. in the seminary’s Chapel of St. Joseph and includes prayer, scripture, a reflective homily, and hymns. More information and a schedule of homilists can be found on our Novena webpage.

25th Annual Convivium Dinner Auction

As guests trickled into the Chase Park Plaza Khorassan Ballroom at about 6 p.m. on Nov. 4, Kenrick-Glennon seminarians anxiously waited to serve them, with the joy of the Gospel visible on the seminarians’ smiling faces. With the exception of serving dinner and busing tables, Kenrick-Glennon’s finest performed all of the tasks associated with 25th annual Convivium, the dinner/auction which is the seminary’s largest fundraiser… the seminarians thanked the guests — about 500 this year — for their ongoing support of the seminary, which Archbishop Robert J. Carlson called “the best in the country.” The enrollment of 132 this academic year is the largest in 30 years, with room to accommodate more.

Read more about Convivium in this article by Dave Luecking from the St. Louis Review.

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