Forming Men for Christ

All men are invited to join Fr. James Mason, J.D., the President-Rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, for Mass, coffee, and a talk at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clayton on the second Thursday of every month. The purpose of this monthly event is to help form men in the faith and moral teachings of the Catholic Church.


February 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

April 12, 2018

May 10, 2018

June 14, 2018


6:30 a.m. – Mass in the Church

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. – Coffee, Refreshments, and Fr. Mason’s Talk in the Centennial Room (Church Basement)

Participants are welcome to attend any part of the morning.


St. Joseph’s Catholic Church – 106 N. Meramec Ave., Clayton, MO 63105

Plenty of free parking is available in the Church lot. Use the stairs at the entrance nearest to the Church lot to go up to Mass or down to the basement for the talk.


September 8, 2016 – Eutrapalia Part II

August 11, 2016 – Eutrapalia Part I

July 14, 2016 – Guest Speaker, Fr. Chris Collins, SJ

June 9, 2016 – Guest Speaker, Fr. Brian Fallon, Assistant Director of Vocations: “Giants, Warriors, and 49ers”

May 12, 2016 – Mary

April 14, 2016: Discernment

March 10, 2016: Acedia – The Noon Day Demon

February 11, 2016: The Next Four Things (including the topic of hell)

January 14, 2016: The Next Four Things

December 10, 2015: You Are My Beloved Son (presented by Fr. Paul Hoesing, Dean of Seminarians)

November 12, 2015: God’s Purifying Love – A Look at the Reality of Purgatory (Part II)

October 8, 2015: God’s Purifying Love – A Look at the Reality of Purgatory (Part I)

September 10, 2015: A Primer on Angels and Demons

August 13, 2015: A Primer on Prayer

July 9, 2015: The Beatitudes (presented by Fr. Chris Martin, Vocations Director)

June 11, 2015: Holy Indifference: Living in the Freedom of Divine Providence 

May 14, 2015: The Nature of Marriage

April 9, 2015: Spousal Love

March 12, 2015: Knowing and Living Your First Vocation


Lisa Johnston | | Twitter: @aeternusphotoFr. James Mason, J.D., President-Rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, is a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD. Prior to becoming Rector, Fr. Mason served as Director of Spiritual Formation and Dean of Students. Since his ordination in 2001, Fr. Mason has served as Medical-Moral Adviser, Vice Chancellor, Director of Vocations, Director of Broom Tree Retreat Center, and a parish pastor.

Prior to entering the seminary, Fr. Mason worked as a prosecutor in Minneapolis and as Director of Catholic Charities, legal counsel and lobbyist for the Diocese of Sioux Falls. He later attended the Pontifical North American College in Rome and received a degree from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas — Angelicum, Rome. He has a certificate in spiritual direction and retreat ministry at the Institute of Priestly Formation in Omaha, where he served on the board and taught a course titled, “The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priesthood.” He directed seminarians, priests and religious in the 30-day Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius for nine years and has led numerous retreats for clergy, consecrated men and women, seminarians and laity.

“We have to be men of hope. There constantly are things that move us to despair. … We need to be a light for people to remember that no matter how dark it seems, Jesus has won the victory.”Fr. Mason