Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

New Archbishop Carlson Fund Benefits Respect Life Apostolate, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Anonymous Donor's Generosity Benefits Archdiocesan Pro-Life, Priest Formation Efforts

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson visited the offices of the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri Dec. 4 to ring the Celebration Bell to mark the establishment of the Archbishop J. Carlson Endowment Fund. The Roman Catholic Foundation rings the bell each time a new fund is established.

The Archbishop Carlson fund was established with a gift from an anonymous donor and will provide operating support to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and the archdiocesan Respect Life Apostolate. Kenrick-Glennon President-Rector Fr. James Mason and Respect Life Apostolate Executive Director Karen Nolkemper joined the archbishop for the ceremony.

Donate to the fund at www.rcfstl.org/funds or by mail to the Roman Catholic Foundation/Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Endowment Fund; 12 Archbishop May Drive; St. Louis, MO 63119.

Article and photo are courtesy of the St. Louis Review

Father James Mason Named New President-Rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

January 20, 2015
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ST. LOUIS - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has announced that Reverend James Mason, JD, will replace Father John Horn, SJ, as the Rector and President of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary effective July 1, 2015.

Father Mason is a priest from the Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD on loan to the Archdiocese of St. Louis with the permission of his bishop, the Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, to serve at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.  Father currently serves as the Dean of Students and Director of Spiritual Formation at the seminary. He was ordained in 2001 and has served as a pastor, Director of Vocations, Vice-Chancellor, and Medical Moral Advisor for the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, as well as serving as Director of Broom Tree Retreat Center. Father Mason joined the staff of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in August 2014.

Father Mason attended the North American College and received his STB from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas – Angelicum, Rome. He received his JD from the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to entering the seminary, Father Mason was the Director of Catholic Charities, legal counsel, and lobbyist for the Diocese of Sioux Falls and worked as a prosecutor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Father Mason has traveled the world, giving many retreats for priests and for the Missionaries of Charity. He directs a 30 day Silent Ignatian Retreat at Broom Tree Retreat Center and has also taught a course on the Spirituality of the Diocesan Priesthood at the Institute of Priestly Formation (IPF) Summer Program.

Reverend Paul Hoesing, S.T.L. Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Omaha, will replace Father Mason as Dean of Seminarians and Director of Human Formation at the seminary. Father Hoesing has served as the Director of Vocations since 2008 and was elected President of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors in 2013. He also assists as a faculty member for the Institute of Priestly Formation. Father Hoesing is on loan from the Archdiocese of Omaha with the permission of his archbishop, the Most Reverend George Lucas, to serve at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

Founded in 1893, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary prepares men for the ministerial priesthood of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church. Kenrick-Glennon Seminary began the current academic year with 131 men and currently serves 15 dioceses in the United States, as well as three international dioceses from Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia.

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Kenrick-Glennon Seminary welcomes new Director of Spiritual Formation

January 21, 2014
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The Archdiocese of St. Louis is pleased to announce that Fr. James Mason, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD, has been appointed the new Director of Spiritual Formation at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, beginning in August 2014.

Fr. Mason replaces Fr. Peter Ryan, S.J. who was appointed Executive Director of the Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in May 2013.

Since his ordination in 2001, Fr. Mason has served in various roles throughout the Diocese of Sioux Falls: Director of Catholic Charities, Legal Counsel, Medical-Moral Advisor, Vice Chancellor and Director of Vocations. He is currently Director of Broom Tree Retreat Center and Pastor of St. Lambert Parish in Sioux Falls.

Fr. Mason obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1993 and later attended the North American College in Rome. He has a certificate in Spiritual Direction and Retreat Ministry at the Institute of Priestly Formation where he worked on the Board and has taught a course entitled, “The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priesthood.” He has directed seminarians, priests, and religious in the thirty day Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius for eight years and has led numerous retreats around the world and country for clergy, consecrated, seminarians and laity.

"Fr. Mason is highly qualified and competent but more importantly he is a man of humility with a heart for seminary formation," stated Kenrick Glennon Seminary Rector, Fr. John Horn, SJ. "His service will be very fruitful for the Church."

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary currently serves 15 dioceses from within the United States, as well as three international dioceses from Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia.

Archbishop Carlson Appoints Rector for Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

February 9, 2011
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Father John Horn, S.J. Begins July 1

ST. LOUIS – Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, appointed Father John Horn, S.J. as Rector and President of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary effective July 1, 2011. Father Horn co-founded the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, NE, which assists bishops in the spiritual formation of diocesan seminarians and priests in the Roman Catholic Church. Currently, he is the Director of Program Development.
Archbishop Carlson said “I know Father Horn to be a man of deep faith who loves the Church and her priests, and I am confident that he will provide outstanding leadership as Rector and President of Kenrick Glennon Seminary, carrying out the vision of the priestly formation which sees spiritual formation as ‘the heart of seminary life and ... the center around which all other aspects are integrated.’”

Father Horn said, “I am deeply honored and grateful that Archbishop Carlson has confidence in my abilities to serve the Seminary faculty and seminarians as a spiritual father. I intend to serve wholeheartedly.”

In his announcement at the Seminary on Wednesday, February 9, Archbishop Carlson also said, “On behalf of the bishops who send students to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, I would like to express heartfelt thanks to Father Michael Witt, interim rector, and to the faculty and staff of our Seminary. Their commitment to our students, and their dedication to the program of priestly formation, have kept Cardinal Glennon College Seminary and Kenrick School of Theology strong during this time of leadership transition.”

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary educates and prepares men for the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. Since its start in 1893, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary has prepared thousands of men for Holy Orders, and has produced priests and bishops who have been called to work all over the world. Currently, 117 are studying at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

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