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Seminarian prayer calendar

2020-2022 school year

  • 22 September 2021

The 2021-2022 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.

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Three seminarians to be ordained to transitional diaconate

  • 9 May 2021

We are pleased to announce that three men who are studying for the diocesan priesthood at St. Joseph Seminary will be ordained as transitional deacons this year.

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.

  • Serge Buissé - Archdiocese of Saint Boniface - August 4, 2021  -YouTube
  • Chad Miciak - Archdiocese of Edmonton - May 17, 2021  -YouTube
  • Tai Le - Diocese of Prince Albert - April 30, 2021  -YouTube

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, these will be livestreamed. Links are provided in the article ...Read More

Exiit Qui Seminat

Spring 2021 Newsletter

  • 3 May 2021


In this latest Exiit Qui Seminat St. Joseph Seminary newsletter, Fr. Stephen Hero (now Bishop-elect) talks about the funny story of his appointment to the formation team at the seminary, while seminarian Daniel Phillips considers the intellectual 'journey through Purgatory', and Adam Rieger discusses the fruits of serving his internship at a parish during the COVID pandemic.

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St. Joseph Seminary rector appointed as new bishop of Prince Albert

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  • 25 March 2021

Rev. Stephen Hero, a former associate pastor and vocations director who grew up in Edmonton and spent nine years as rector of St. Joseph Seminary, has been appointed as the new bishop of Prince Albert, Sask.

The announcement was made in Rome on March 25.

“I’m being sent now to these people to evangelize,” Father Hero said. “I’m seeing myself as a missionary, working with a whole bunch of other good people there, trying to preach the Gospel.

"I see my role then to help build up the Catholic Church there, to help people come to faith in Jesus Christ through the Word, through the salvation of the sacraments, and to be one with each other and with Christ.”

The current Bishop of Prince Albert, Albert Thevenot, has announced that he will be retiring. The diocese has scheduled a news conference for 9:30 a.m. March 25. More information will be available on the Facebook page of the Diocese of Prince Albert.

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'Come and See' Weekend to take place online

  • 2 February 2021

Wondering about Priesthood or Religious Life?

Find out at 'Come & See', on March 6, 2021

St. Joseph’s Seminary and the Vocations Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton are pleased to offer a Come and See experience being held on March 6, 2021.

Participants at the February 2020 Come and See Weekend

This event will be held as an internet workshop using ZOOM. This internet experience will begin at 9:00 a.m. until 11:20 a.m.

Participants will learn about the many different facets of life in the seminary. 

You will hear the life experience of men who are living here and how they recognized God’s call to enter the seminary. You will also hear from the Rector of the seminary who will explain the entrance process. 

If you have a sense that God may be calling you to join us in discerning a call to the priesthood, please contact your Vocations Director. He will help you with the registration process.

If you need the name and contact information of your Vocations Director, please call St. Joseph Seminary at 780-392-2445 or email