Seminarians, Serrans and Others Praying at Kenrick-Glennon’s Saint Joseph Chapel

Promotes vocations by

  • Sponsoring annual essay contests for 6th and 10th graders
  • Funding annual poster of seminarians for display in every church and school
  • Encouraging prayers for vocations with The Vocation Chalice Program
  • Assisting the Archdiocesan Vocation Director
  • Assisting religious communities to promote vocations
  • Promoting National Vocation Awareness Week

Affirms existing vocations by

  • Inviting priests, religious, and seminarians to attend Serra/Cardinals baseball game
  • Sending birthday and ordination anniversary cards to priests and deacons
  • Inviting priests, deacons and religious to share their vocation journeys at our meetings

Commits to praying for vocations and members’ spiritual growth by

  • Reciting the Serran prayers daily
  • Praying the Rosary or celebrating Mass at meetings
  • Organizing and encouraging Priesthood Sunday activities
  • Sponsoring annual Day of Recollection
  • Celebrating a Christmas Mass and dinner with the Archbishop

Supports our seminarians by

  • Providing financial support to those in need
  • Praying daily for each seminarian assigned to a Serran member
  • Attending Mass and enjoying breakfast with seminarians on First Fridays
  • Sending birthday cards to seminarians
  • Giving a “welcome back” school bag at the beginning of each semester

Supports Kenrick-Glennon Seminary by

  • Sending appreciation cards to faculty, administration and staff
  • Sponsoring the annual Convivium Dinner Auction

Special activities

  • Vocation Celebration Dinner and Dance
  • Christmas Mass and dinner with the Archbishop
  • Serran officer induction Mass and dinner

Funding Opportunities

  • Archbishop Open House
  • Annual golf tournament
  • Hoflich Fund named for our late chaplain Monsignor James E. Hoflich