St. Joseph House of Formation

Bishop Kemme appoints vocation assistants

Considering seminary? For more information about a possible vocation to the priesthood and about seminary life, contact Fr. Chad Arnold at 316-269-3900 or arnoldc@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org. Two priests have been appointed as… Read More

Seminarians encounter God on Colorado hiking excursion

A group of priests and seminarians from the Diocese of Wichita got closer to God last month. Father Chad Arnold and Father Adam Grelinger accompanied eight seminarians Aug. 9-13 for… Read More

Bishop Kemme thanks seminarians for answering the call

A slideshow of the opening day Mass at the House of Formation. Bishop Carl A. Kemme thanked the 14 seminarians studying in the St. Joseph House of Formation for responding… Read More

St. Joseph House of Formation seminarians learn life-skills

Woodworking is not part of the philosophy curriculum for seminarians of the St. Joseph House of Formation, but there is a lot of wisdom in helping the men learn about… Read More

St. Joseph House of Formation seminarians take a road trip to visit two major seminaries

The four seminarians graduating from the St. Joseph House of Formation will be moving into somewhat familiar surroundings in the fall. Peter Bergkamp, Grant Husling, Joseph Mick, and Nicholas Samsel… Read More

House of Formation seminarians taking class about the theology of a chaste life

Fr. Chad Arnold teaches a class about celibacy for seminarians in their junior and senior years at the St. Joseph House of Formation. Although the class is for men considering… Read More

Seminarians get closer to God on mountaintop

There’s nothing like sleeping on the floor of a century-old cabin at an altitude of 8,000 feet to sweeten the memory of your warm, soft bed back home. But then… Read More

Seminarians move closer to ordination

One seminarian was installed as a Reader and five were admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders by Bishop Carl A. Kemme Thursday, July 30, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate… Read More

Seminarians immersed in Spanish

The Diocese of Wichita’s Spanish immersion program for its college-level seminarians is “brillante,” according to Sonja Bontrager. “Father Chad Arnold carefully created the program to engage the men in the… Read More

New seminarian chapel dedicated

  Bishop Carl A. Kemme related the first question asked by God to those attending the St. Joseph House of Formation’s chapel dedication Monday evening, Nov. 4. God asks Adam… Read More

Old joins new at seminarian chapel

Century-old windows grace the new chapel at the Hennessy House The chapel under construction at the St. Joseph House of Formation is truly beginning to look like a place of… Read More

Bishop celebrates opening Mass at St. Joseph House of Formation

    Bishop Carl A. Kemme told the 21 college seminarians scattered around the front of St. Joseph Church in Wichita Thursday, Aug. 22, that two years ago, while celebrating… Read More