St. Joseph Seminary - Edmonton, Alberta
Come and See Weekend at the Seminary
Twice a year, the Archdiocese of Edmonton offers a weekend live-in experience for men who are discerning a call to the priesthood. We call them “Come and See Weekends” and they are held at St. Joseph’s Seminary. If you’ve been talking & talking about the priesthood, now’s the time for action: come & see for yourself, ask your questions, express your concerns, meet other seminarians and pray for God’s will. There is no cost to you, no obligations.
These weekends are great opportunities for your discernment journey. So if you feel that you might be called, just don’t know or are afraid this really is the road for you, then Come and See for yourself. Meet the seminarians who are discerning God’s will and learning how to be priests. Meet the wonderful team that trains and forms the Seminarians. Come and See St. Joseph’s Seminary and see an incredible building that makes it easy to feel and to encounter the Lord our God.
The next Come and See Weekend starts Friday February 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm and ends on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm. To register, please contact your parish priest who has the registration form (in Edmonton).
Click here for Come and See Registration Form
Special Prayer Request
Put Out Into the Deep
The Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation has just made available the online video of their production: Put Out Into the Deep.
You can watch it here by clicking on the "Play" button below...
Message from the Archbishop of Edmonton
Every life is a combination of day to day moments and milestones. Such is the case when it comes to institutions also. The new St. Joseph Seminary is a milestone celebrated in our archdiocese.
The opening of the new seminary is an expression of the faith of the people of this diocese and of their continued commitment to the formation of future priests. The beauty of this faith is manifest in the splendour of this new facility.
St. Joseph Seminary has been an integral part of the life of this diocese for over 80 years. From its humble beginnings to its present glory, the seminary has helped men to discern the call of God and the gift their vocation is for the Church and the world.
As we celebrate the completion of this new building, I invite you to take a moment to thank the Lord of the harvest for the many priests that have passed through the doors of this institution and pray that He will continue to bless us with many more.
There is nothing more beautiful than our relationship with Christ.
"But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, `How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"' (Romans 10:14-16)
Richard W Smith
Archbishop of Edmonton
To read Rev. Stephen Hero's welcome, click here.