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.

View photos in our online gallery.

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/

Fr. Mason’s Talks: Free Audio Downloads

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The spiritual conferences of Fr. James Mason, President-Rector, are now available for free audio listening and download. Known throughout the country for his inspiring retreats and conferences, Fr. Mason shares a love for Christ and Holy Mother Church in a variety of topics, including the “Discernment of Spirits” series.

For a list of available talks, visit the Fr. Mason’s Talks resource page.

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