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. 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 to visit the Convivium website.  You may also contact the Development Office at 314-792-7436 or Convivium@kenrick.edu.

Seminary Enrollment Still Climbing

Joseph Kenny | St. Louis Review | August 27, 2014

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org | Twitter: @aeternusphoto Jacob Brock, from St. Louis and Tylor Starkey fom Knoxville are both Glennon College Juniors. They were about to begin Evening Prayer in the chapel.Brandon Roth had been attending Kenrick-Glennon Seminary for a week or so, and is glad to be at a place full of men with the same goal — to serve God and His people. “Everyone is friendly, here to support each other. It’s nice to be with all these guys,” said Roth, who is from Perryville. He began thinking about the priesthood in his junior year at St. Vincent de Paul High School. He attended Mineral Area College, a two-year community college in Park Hills, before entering the seminary as a sophomore in the Cardinal Glennon College program.

The seminary in Shrewsbury opened for the fall semester with 136 students, about 10 more than the same time last year, which was the highest enrollment in 15 years. Enrollment at the seminary to begin each school year bounced between 91 and 112 from 1999 to 2005 before hitting a low of 76 in 2006. It has been on the rise ever since, dipping slightly only in a couple of years…

Kenrick Alumni Day

All Kenrick priest-alumni are invited to attend Alumni Day on October 1, 2014. This event is an opportunity to reconnect with classmates, share a meal with brother priests, and celebrate the gift of the priesthood. All activities will take place at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. Priest-alumni are invited as complimentary guests of the seminary. For more information, visit the Alumni Association page.

Christ Alive Speaker Series

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

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

Saturday, September 13 - Dr. Peter Kleponis - Fighting Porn in Our Culture... and Winning!
Saturday, November 8 - Mr. Neal Lozano - Unbound: 5 Keys to Freedom in Christ
Saturday, January 24 - Dr. Peter Martin - Forgiveness, Inner Healing and Mental Health: A Psychotherapy of New Beginnings
Saturday, April 11 - Ms. Suzanne Baars - Affectivity and Effectivity: Drawing on St. Thomas Aquinas' Understanding of How to Order Human Emotions in Faith

The Gospel of Mark – A Live Performance

There will be a special evening featuring a dramatic presentation of the Gospel of Mark on September 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Cardinal Rigali Center Auditorium. Admission is free. No reservations are necessary. The event will be hosted by Concordia Seminary, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, the Office for Ecumenical Affairs, the Office of Hispanic Ministry and the Paul VI Institute.

Gospel of Mark

Build My Church: The Annual Catholic Appeal

His Holiness Pope Francis has called on Catholics, 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. 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, and the education and formation of our priests and deacons, while establishing many other channels of grace.