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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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Exiit Qui Seminat

Fall 2021 Newsletter

  • 22 December 2021

In this latest Exiit Qui Seminat St. Joseph Seminary newsletter, new SJS rector Fr. Sylvain Casavant, PSS reflects on his first few months as leader of the seminary, while seminarian Peter Dai Nguyen considers how serving an isolated and cold arctic region has helped him grow in faith while away from his all his beloved parents, relatives, and friends back in his homeland of Vietnam.

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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

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

Full story on GrandinMedia.ca

  • 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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