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Fr. Shayne Craig named to lead worldwide Sulpicians

  • 22 September 2022

On July 8, 2022 Rev. Shayne Craig, PSS was voted as the new Superior General of Saint Sulpice.

Rev. Shayne a past Seminarian, Director and Rector of St. Joseph Seminary will be leaving the Seminary after 28 years of Ministry at the Seminary.

Ordained a Priest for the Diocese of Victoria on June 28, 1992 the new Superior General will now be working in Montréal and Paris. 

He is the first Canadian Sulpician to be named to this position.

Superior General Rev. Shayne, PSS, St. Joseph Seminary would like to sincerely thank you for your many years of service.

May the Lord continue to guide you in your new position within the Church.

2022-2023 Propaedeutic Seminarians

2022-2023 Propaedeutic Seminarians

  • 20 September 2022

 

We have welcomed ten men who have entered the Propaedeutic Program , which is a year of spiritual growth:

From Left to right: Joshua, W., Michael, R., Benjamin W., Benjamin T., Solomon I., Sean U., John K., Luis E., Francis H., Kiefer S., Rev. Andrew S.

 

Public Masses to resume in October 2022

  • 1 September 2022

 

We are beginning our Public Masses on Wednesdays this year, starting in October.

 They will take place at 11:30 a.m. on each first Wednesday of the month as follows:

  • October 5, 2022
  • November 2, 2022
  • December 7, 2022
  • No Public Mass January 2023
  • February 1, 2023
  • March 1, 2023
  • April 5, 2023

SJS alumnus appointed Bishop of Paksé, Laos

Rev. Andrew Souksavath Nouane Asa studied theology at Saint Joseph Seminary from 2002 to 2005

  • 3 June 2022

Appointment of vicar apostolic of Paksé, Laos

The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Andrew Souksavath Nouane Asa, of the clergy of Paksé, Laos, until now apostolic administrator of Paksé, as vicar apostolic of the same vicariate.

Curriculum vitae

Msgr. Andrew Souksavath Nouane Asa was born on 5 August 1972 in Paksé, where he attended the minor seminary from 1988 to 1991. From 1992 to 1996 he carried out his postgraduate studies at the Pedagogical University of Vientiane, obtaining a licentiate in English teaching. From 1998 to 2002 he studied philosophy at the Seminary of Christ the King, British Columbia, Canada, and from 2002 to 2005 he studied theology at Saint Joseph Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in theology.

He was ordained a priest on 30 December 2006 for the apostolic vicariate of Paksé.

After priestly ordination, he first served as pastor in charge of ten mission stations (2007-2009); youth director of the apostolic vicariate of Paksé (2007- 2012). He then carried out further studies in dogmatic theology at Saint Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University, in Manila, Philippines (2008-2010). He went on to serve as pastor in charge of twelve mission stations (2010-2017) and since 2012, visiting professor of philosophy at Saint Jean-Marie Vianney Major Seminary in Savannakhet. Since 2017 he has been pastor in charge of ten mission stations (Bolivene Region) and until now apostolic administratorsede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedisof the apostolic vicariate of Paksé.

Since 2019, he has been Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Laos and Cambodia (CELAC).

Exiit Qui Seminat

Spring 2022 Newsletter

  • 3 May 2022

In this latest Exiit Qui Seminat St. Joseph Seminary newsletter, SJS rector Fr. Sylvain Casavant, PSS reflects on how art can help us appreciate God's creation. Deacon Tai Le considers how serving in rural Wakaw, Saskatchewan has helped him understand his calling to the priesthood as his ordination approaches, while seminarian Jake Mullin tells the story of his fruitful experience at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, the National Indigenous parish in Edmonton.

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