Vocations and ordination

Mass of Priestly Ordination

Lisa Johnston | lisajonston@archstl.org Reverend Mr. Donald Anstoetter, Reverend Mr. Fadi Auro, Reverend Mr. William Dotson, Reverend Mr. Brian Fallon, and Reverend Mr. Daniel Shaughnessy lay prostrate before the Lord during the Mass of ordination celebrated by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
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Aquinas Institute of Theology awards degrees, certificates on 42 students

Aquinas Institute of Theology conferred graduate degrees and graduate certificates on 42 men and women at a commencement at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church in Midtown St. Louis on May 11.

Promise kept, prayer answered

Twenty years ago Pope John Paul II gave us an apostolic exhortation whose very title alone continues to inspire hope and confidence within the People of God: "Pastores Dabo Vobis (I Shall Give you Shepherds)". Fully aware of God's timeless and never-ending promise to His people through His prophet Jeremiah, John Paul reminded us of Our Lord's faithful and loving care for His flock. He, in His wisdom, knows that ever we must be shepherded; we cannot lead ourselves. He, in His loving, guiding and guarding way, gives us ever His own shepherding care through the priests we so need here on earth.

11 seminarians to be ordained for other dioceses

Eleven Kenrick-Glennon seminarians will be ordained priests for other dioceses in coming weeks.

All are completing master of divinity and master of arts in theology degrees from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and, for the past year, served as transitional deacons.

Numerous seminarians from other Midwestern dioceses attend Kenrick and return to their home dioceses to be ordained and serve as priests.

Diocese of Bismarck

Abp. Carlson's appointments

Rev. David P. Skillman, associate pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, St. Charles, is appointed vice-rector of Cardinal Glennon College, with residence at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, effective June 18, 2012.

Rev. Mr. Michael J. Benz, a transitional deacon, is assigned to assist the pastor of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish in Oakville, effective June 1, 2012.

Rev. Mr. Raymond D. Buehler, a transitional deacon, is assigned to assist the pastor of Ascension Parish in Chesterfield, effective June 1, 2012

Abp. Carlson appoints Fr. David Skillman as vice-rector of Cardinal Glennon College

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has appointed Father David Skillman as vice-rector for Cardinal Glennon College Seminary.

Father Skillman's appointment will begin this summer. He will serve under the mentorship of Auxiliary Bishop Edward J. Rice, current college director, until Bishop Rice's departure in January 2013.

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