Supporting Your Future Priests

 

For more than 100 years, young men have discerned their call to the priesthood at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.  We invite you to join us in support of our future priests. Each and every gift is greatly appreciated by our seminarians and by the many people who will benefit from the ministry of the future priests who are currently being formed at the Seminary. We humbly thank all those who support our Seminary community.

Please prayerfully consider making a gift online today.

For more information about the many ways you can support Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, please contact Kate Guyol in the Development Office at 314-792-7435 or guyol@kenrick.edu.

 

Prayers

We invite you to join us in praying for the needs of our future priests and our Seminary community. Weekly intentions will be available at www.kenrick.edu/prayer. Each month, the list of intentions will be updated for the upcoming weeks. Please remember our intentions in your daily prayers.

Annual Support

Your gifts in support of the annual operations of the Seminary make an important difference in the daily lives of our future priests - days filled with reflection, study, prayer, and growth. Unrestricted gifts may be used for current educational and formational activities.

If you have been especially blessed this year, you may wish to become a member of the Kenrick-Glennon Society with a commitment of $100 or more. Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Planned Giving

Are you interested in leaving a legacy that supports our future priests? You can ensure that your commitment to the priesthood is shared and realized long into the future by making a planned gift to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

Planned gifts include wills and trusts, investments and property, gift annuities and deferred gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, IRAs and qualified retirement plans, life insurance, and more.

Convivium Dinner Auction

Each November, the Seminary welcomes family and friends to the Convivium Dinner Auction. Convivium is an opportunity for us to grow in faith and fellowship while supporting our future priests. Please visit the Convivium website for more information.

Holy Family Fund

The Holy Family Fund addresses both immediate and long-term needs of the seminary. Each year, the seminary will receive a distribution from the Fund in an amount between 5% and 10% of the rolling average of the market value of the fund from the prior twelve quarters. The continual generosity of donors will sustain this fund for the long-term benefit of the seminary.

Endowment

The Seminary's endowment funds provide monetary support to ensure the quality of priestly formation at the Seminary.

The Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Endowment provides unrestricted monetary support for annual operations.

The Peter Richard Kenrick Chair of Pastoral Theology Endowment supports the annual Peter Richard Kenrick Lecture, an educational opportunity established by the Class of 1944 to provide lasting support to their beloved seminary and to enhance pastoral formation for years to come.

The Justin Cardinal Rigali Chair of Sacred Liturgy Endowment supports in the training and formation of seminarians so that, once ordained, they may promote the dignity, beauty and sound discipline of the Sacred Liturgy.  

The Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke Chair of Canon Law Endowment supports the study, training and formation of seminarians so that, once ordained, they may be prepared in their knowledge of Catholic Truth and Upholding Catholic Rights.

The Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan Chair of Church History Endowment supports the study of Church History so our future priests are prepared in their knowledge of the history and tradition of the Universal Church.

Holy Land Retreat and Pilgrimage

Each January, our transitional deacons in their final year of formation and education will encounter Christ in a new way. Through the annual Holy Land Retreat and Pilgrimage, our future priests will have a unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Christ.

Friends of the Seminary are invited to support the pilgrimage in a special way by sponsoring one of the deacons. You can click here to make a gift in support of this pilgrimage online.

Faith for the Future

The Faith for the Future Capital Campaign was launched to improve the quality of education and living accommodations for the next generation of seminarians. Donors to the campaign have enabled the Seminary to address infrastructure concerns and building enhancements at our home in Shrewsbury and significantly increase the endowment to support the operational needs of the Seminary. 

Matching Gifts

Does your company have a matching gift program? Pursuing a matching gift is an easy way to maximize your donation to the Seminary. Please consider submitting a matching gift form along with your contribution.

Click here to view a list of companies that have matched to the Seminary in the past.

Annual Catholic Appeal

Each year, parishioners in the Archdiocese of St. Louis contribute to the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). The ACA offers assistance to various programs and ministires within the Archdiocese- including Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. By making a pledge to the ACA, faithful Catholics have the ability to support those who serve and are served within the Archdiocese of St. Louis each and every day.

You may also be able to maximize the value of your ACA gift with a matching gift to approved institutions - like the Seminary. Please check the ACA's matching gift website and your company for further details.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute or memorial gifts are a special way to support a worthy cause while paying tribute to a special person in your life. If you desire, the Seminary will inform the honoree or a designated family member of your gift (amount is not disclosed).