Faculty and Staff

Fr. James Mason


Fr. James Mason is the president-rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Fr. Mason attended the North American College and received his Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas—the Angelicum in Rome. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Prior to entering the seminary, Fr. Mason worked as a prosecutor in Minneapolis, director of Catholic Charities, and legal counsel and lobbyist for the Diocese of Sioux Falls.

Having spent more than 10 years giving the long Ignatian retreat and the last eight years in seminary formation, Fr. Mason is a real formational expert and an articulate voice for formational reform and renewal in the Church.



The Augustine Institute Graduate School is committed to the pursuit of wisdom in service of Catholic mission. All of our academic programs therefore seek, first, to allow students to make their own “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3), which are found in Christ and passed down in the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. Second, our programs prepare students to hand these treasures on to others effectively through evangelization and catechesis.