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Exiit Qui Seminat

Spring 2023 Newsletter

  • 24 April 2023

In this latest Exiit Qui Seminat St. Joseph Seminary newsletter, SJS rector Fr. Sylvain Casavant, PSS reflects on the blessings of the last year. Solomon Ip shares how his month-long pastoral placement to the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith was a wonderful lesson in authenticity and connection in the Lord. And seminarian Noah Kungel discusses his experience volunteering to serve inmates imprisoned at the Edmonton Remand Centre.

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2023 Presbyteral Ordination

Rev. Mr. Santiago Torres

  • 31 March 2023

Rev. Mr. Santiago Torres originates from Colombia and is a Seminarian studying for the Diocese of Calgary since 2015. After two years of study at Mount Royal Seminary, he came to St. Joseph Seminary in 2017. 

Ordination to the Ministerial Priesthood will take place on Friday, June 16, 2023 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Calgary.

LIVESTREAM of Santiago’s Ordination:

Upcoming Diaconal Ordinations

Jake Mullin, Christopher Pugh, and Joseph Uson

  • 31 March 2023

We are pleased to announce that three men – Jake Mullin, Christopher Pugh and Joseph Yuson – have been called to the Diaconate.  They are from the Archdioceses of Edmonton, Winnipeg, and the Diocese of Victoria respectively, and will be ordained as Transitional Deacons this spring and summer.

The transitional diaconate is the last phase of formation for a seminarian. As an ordained deacon, he can baptize, witness marriages, preside at funeral services outside of Mass, and preach the homily at Mass.

Jake Mullin is from Spruce Grove, AB and has been studying for the Archdiocese of Edmonton since 2016.

Jake will celebrate his Diaconal Ordination on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 7 p.m.MDT at St. Joseph Basilica, in Edmonton.

Christopher Pugh is from Brandon, MB and has been studying for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, since 2018.

Christopher will celebrate his Diaconal Ordination on Friday, June 30, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. CDT at St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish, in Brandon, MB.
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Joseph Yuson originates from the Philippines and has been studying for the Diocese of Victoria, since 2017.

Joseph will celebrate his Diaconal Ordination on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. PDT 
at St. Andrews Cathedral in Victoria, BC.

Presently we are unsure of attendance, and/or if this ceremony will be live streamed. Please watch the website for further updates closer to the ordination date.

Exiit Qui Seminat

Fall 2022 Newsletter

  • 12 December 2022

In this latest Exiit Qui Seminat St. Joseph Seminary newsletter, SJS rector Fr. Sylvain Casavant, PSS reflects on Pope Francis' three days at St. Joseph Seminary during his visit of reconciliation in July. Benjamin Taylor shares how in just three months of seminary life, he has been so changed by God's overwhelming power. Chris Pugh speaks to his summer serving in remote Manitoba communities has helped him see his journey into the priesthood through the eyes of other people, while Deacon Santiago Torres tells the story of his unprecedented experience bringing Holy Communion to the Pope himself.

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Seminarian prayer calendar

2022-2023 school year

  • 9 November 2022

The 2022-2023 Prayer Calendar is available through your parish.

Copies of the Prayer Calendar can be printed by clicking on:

When printing, remember to specify under Page Scaling: "Shrink to Printable Area" so it can also be printed on letter size paper.

Thank you!