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Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West invites men college age and older who are discerning a vocation to a free, “come and see” weekend Marcy 17-18. Find out what seminary life is like, talk to seminarians and professors, explore whether you are called to the priesthood. Mount St. Mary’s

Eight men were accepted by Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr as candidates for Holy Orders in a ceremony at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary  Dec. 8. The men publically declared their commitment to a program of formation for service to God and to the Catholic Church as ordained ministers on

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Before entering the seminary, Jason Williams was part of the team that ran and maintained the nuclear reactor on a fast attack submarine. “Even though all of the world looks the same from behind a control panel, it was still fascinating work. Yet as much as I

Press Release The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will hold a Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. at more than 20 parishes across the archdiocese. Even more parishes will open their doors for Holy Hours on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the same week. A

Staff Report In the Book of Proverbs one reads, “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Sixth grade students from Guardian Angels Catholic School in Mt. Washington committed a day of hard work to clearing the heavily-wooded grounds at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West/The

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — Five cardinals dedicated a new wing of the U.S. seminary in Rome, its first major addition in more than 60 years. Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who as secretary of state is considered the highest Vatican official under the pope, led

The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West is booming with potential priests. With 66 seminarians enrolled this year, the seminary is nearing full capacity. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Two men were ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati this year. Two were ordained last year as well, but going forward the numbers are expected to spike. Pending 100 percent retention, four men are scheduled to be ordained in 2015 from the local

Chris Geiger, right, and Deacon Ethan Moore star in the introductory video for the Men of the Mount Youtube channel. (Screenshot)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  In the time of the New Evangelization, many are turning to so-called new media to help promote the Gospel. The Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and a group of seminarians from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West at the Athenaeum of

From left, Seminary Rector Father Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh, newly ordained Father James Riehle, Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr, newly ordained Father Brian Phelps, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer and Vocations Director Father Kyle Schnipple pose for a photo immediately following ordination May 17 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr ordained Father Brian William Phelps and Father James Joseph Riehle. to the priesthood before a packed cathedral May 17.

Deacon Brian Phelps
Editor’s Note: Deacon Brian Phelps and Deacon James J. Riehle will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on May 17. Read the profile on Deacon Riehle here. By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Sometimes priestly vocation stories begin with a major moment or experience wherein the man called to be