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Save the Date - Convivium 2014

Mark your calendars! The annual Convivium Dinner Auction will take place on November 1, 2014 at The Cedars in downtown St. Louis. The evening will include a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Carlson, silent and oral auctions, and an elegant dinner. All proceeds support the formation and education of our future priests. 

Are you interested in supporting our seminarians through Convivium? If so, please consider supporting the auction in one or more of the following ways:

Click here for more information about Convivium.  You may also contact the Development Office at 314-792-7436 or  Thank you!

Build My Church: The Annual Catholic Appeal

Shortly after his election, His Holiness Pope Francis called on Catholics worldwide, with St. Francis as an example, “to build up the Church….With [every] movement in our lives, let us build!” Today we see the renewal of faith and the building of our Church from within our own Catholic communities, parishes and schools. Each small act of charity in each small pocket of faith is like leaven in the loaf.

By making a pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal, you provide the tools to fulfill Christ’s  command to Build My Church. Your generosity supports Catholic education, youth programs and retreats, marriage preparation, the education and formation of our priests and deacons, while establishing many other channels of grace. Building the Church is a spiritual endeavor to strengthen faith through service to the poor, those who are homeless and hungry, the sick and those imprisoned by poverty in its many forms.  


Bishop Carl Kemme, Class of 1986

Most Rev. Carl Kemme, Class of 1986, was installed as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Wichita on May 1st, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Bishop Kemme succeeds Archbishop Michael Jackels who is now Archbishop of Dubuque. The new bishop chose "Humilitas" (Latin for "humility") as his episcopal motto. Prior to his appointment, Bishop Kemme was the Vicar General of the Diocese of Springfield, IL. He is also a former member of the Kenrick Alumni Committee.


Please join the seminary community in praying for Bishop Kemme!

"Indeed my cup overflows with gratitude to God for all that he has done for this lowly servant of his. The many blessings that have come my way because of God's particular generosity to me fill me with deep humility and devotion." ~ Bishop Kemme

2014 Ordinations

This year, 18 men graduated from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and were ordained to the Sacred Priesthood. 20 seminarians were ordained to the Transitional Diaconate. Please pray for them as they prepare to devote their lives to the service of Christ and His Church. For information about the ordinations, please visit The seminary community is grateful to its friends who have generously supported these young men as they discerned God’s call.

Video from St. Louis Priesthood Ordination on May 24th

Spring 2014 Herald Magazine

Herald Spring 2014The Spring 2014 issue of the Herald Magazine in now available. Highlights from this issue include:

  • Pastoral Formation: Becoming True Shepherds of Souls by Joe Kelly
  • Homiletics: The Art of Preaching by Deacon Anthony Saiki
  • An Interview with Fr. Tom Molini
  • The Heart of Catechesis: Jesus Christ by Sr. Adriane Torrisi

You may view the magazine by clicking here. If you do not currently receive the Herald and would like a printed copy, please email your contact information to

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