Important Announcement

Memorandum from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson – January 20, 2015

Photo of Fr. Mason by Lisa Johnston |

I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Reverend James Mason, JD as the next Rector and President of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary effective July 1, 2015. Father Mason, originally a priest from the Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD, currently serves as the Dean of Students and Director of Spiritual Formation at the seminary.

Father Mason will replace Reverend John Horn, SJ, who has served in this role since July 2011. I am grateful to Father Horn for his outstanding work during his tenure as President-Rector. To name just a few of his accomplishments throughout these four years, the seminary has experienced 11% growth in its enrollment, developed outstanding academic faculty, built strong ties with key collaborators, such as the Institute of Priestly Formation and the Gregorian University in Rome, and will complete its multi-million dollar renovation with the blessing of a restored chapel in the Spring of this year.

Father Mason joined the staff of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in August 2014. It is a blessing that Father Horn and Father Mason will have a full academic year to work together to guarantee continuity in the formation of our young men. Father Mason is well known and well respected among the faculty and students.


Open House on February 15th

The seminary will be hosting the annual Open House on Sunday, February 15th from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us for this event!

  • Meet your future priests
  • Learn more about seminary life
  • Tour the seminary campus

Parking may be limited; carpooling is encouraged.

Glennon Lecture on January 31, 2015

Dr. Francis J. Beckwith will present the 3rd Annual John Cardinal Glennon Lecture on Saturday, January 31, 2015th. His lecture “Faith, Reason, and American Public Life” will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Cardinal Rigali Center Auditorium. This lecture, sponsored by Cardinal Glennon College, is open to the public. Please RSVP by January 20th to Rita Angeles at 314-792-6100 or

For further information, please visit the Glennon Lecture website.

Chapel Renovations

Beautiful church buildings often inspire us to pray. To help enhance the prayer life of the seminarians, the Chapel of St. Joseph, the main place of worship at the seminary, is undergoing renovations. This is the final phase of the seminary renovations funded through the Faith for the Future Campaign.

Christ Alive Speaker Series

You are invited to attend the Christ Alive Speaker Series. These free lectures will take place from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Cardinal Rigali Center at 20 Archbishop May Drive in Shrewsbury, MO. The series is co-sponsored by Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, the Paul VI Institute, and the  Catholic Renewal Center.

To register, contact Jane Guenther at or call 314-792-7734. To register for 1 credit with the Paul VI Institute, contact Mary Beier at or call 314-792-7454.

Dr. Peter Kleponis on September 13, 2014
Mr. Neal Lozano on November 8, 2014
Dr. Peter Martin on January 24, 2015
Sr. Marysia Weber, RSM on April 11, 2015