Monastic Recreation

This past weekend we had two monastic vocation candidates visiting. On Friday evening we had a game night and social. After visiting for a little while, we ended up playing Bang! The Dice Game. It is a hidden identity, bluffing, dice game where you try to eliminate other players based on your hidden character card. […]

Rock climbing

On Saturday I went to an indoor rock climbing gym with three seminarians, all seniors at Conception Seminary College. I had been chaplain to these three seminarians during their freshman year in the seminary. It was a good time of team building and testing of physical and mental strength. Also, joining us was Dr. Zita […]

Thunder Cup Weekend

This past weekend, October 13-14, six other seminaries traveled to Conception, Missouri to compete in our annual Thunder Cup Tournament. The weekend features a soccer tournament and a volleyball round robin tournament. The soccer fields were pretty soggy from several days of rain that fell before the weekend. The main soccer field was torn up […]

Seminary May Day

The seminarians had the annual May Day festivities today. The seminary divides into the blue and white team for a day long tradition of sporting events and competition. It is a tradition that dates back many decades at Conception Seminary College. The day began with a promising weather forecast. It was windy, but sunny and reaching […]

Thunder Cup Weekend

We had lots of activities and visitors this weekend.  First, our Board of Regents members arrived on Friday for their meetings in order to help offer input and feedback regarding the Seminary planning.  Bishop Dendinger celebrated Mass Friday evening. Bishop Johnston, the Bishop-elect of our Diocese, Kansas City-St. Joseph, is pictured with the seminarians from […]

Batter-up! Annual Priests Softball Game is a Winner

The roaring of the crowd filled Community America Ballpark (T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, KS) on Monday night for the 2nd Annual Pitching for Priests Softball Game sponsored by Catholic Radio.  The priests of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph sought to defend their title from last year’s slugfest against the priests of the Archdiocese of […]

Pick-up Game 

I made a few phone calls on Monday and talked to a few of the monks about playing some softball on Tuesday evening.  We ended up playing at the ball field in Conception Junction.  We ended up having three priests, two monks, and eleven local youth.  So, we were able to play 8 on 8. […]

May Day

It is a long Conception Seminary College tradition to have a day dedicated to athletic activities for the seminarians to compete–the blue team vs. the white team.  Even the oldest alumni have their memories of May Day- the sports, the fun, and the shenanigans the night before. This year was no different.  While rainy weather […]

Sports Weekend

The Conception Seminary College “Thunder Cup” (Soccer/Volleyball tournament) began Saturday morning with the first round of soccer games.  It was a beautiful and sunny fall day for soccer and everyone seemed to be in good spirits for some inter-seminary competition.  Conception Seminary has two soccer fields, so four of the six teams in the tournament […]

Bring the Noise

Saturday, Oct. 18– The long awaited Seminary Soccer-Volleyball Tournament is just around the corner.  The seminarians are getting excited about it all.  The six team round robin volleyball tournament begins at 7:00PM and will have teams from St. Joseph’s College Seminary (Chicago, IL), St. Meinrad (St. Meinrad, IN), St. Gregory the Great Seminary (Seward, NE), […]