Holy Land Retreat & Pilgrimage

Each January, our seminarians in their final year of formation and education encounter Christ in a new way. While walking in the footsteps of Jesus during the annual Holy Land Retreat and Pilgrimage, Scripture comes alive for the seminarian and he can never read or pray the same again. His everyday prayer and everyday preaching are more fruitful as he serves the people as a future parish priest. Click here to read more about the retreat participants, itinerary, and trip details.

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

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

Joyful. Holy. Prepared.

The priests, seminarians, faculty, and staff at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary are grateful for your support, especially during the Christmas Season.  If you have not yet made a gift, you can still do so in one of the following 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.

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/