Education of Diocesan Seminarians
Every year, at the celebration of the Evening Mass of The Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, a collection is offered for the education of our future priests. Parishioners may give to this fund on Holy Thursday or any time they choose throughout the year. . The Diocese of Victoria currently has 10 men in formation at various seminaries in the United States. At an average annual cost of $35,000 per seminarian, this year the diocese will need approximately $350,000 to fund this important endeavor. With your continuous generosity, coupled with a bequest received several years ago, the diocese should be able to fund the cost of educating our seminarians without adding an additional amount to our Diocesan Services Appeal campaign. The Education of Seminarians Fund started in 2010 as a special Holy Thursday collection. Since its inception, over the six year period, $816,978.85 has been contributed by the good people of the diocese.
Please assist your parish and diocese in helping to educate our future priests. These men, we pray, will one day be ordained and will be serving us in our parishes. Let us all do our part in assisting in their education and formation. Thank you for supporting our Holy Thursday Collection for the Education of Our Diocesan Seminarians.
How to Share
It can be shared in bulletins and on parish websites by copying and pasting this link: https://vimeo.com/159123402. If you need assistance feel free to contact Sarita in the Communications Office at 361-573-0828 Ext. 2231.
How to Give
Please put your donations into your parish collection basket. If you wish to contribute but are unable to attend church services you can mail your check to your parish. Make checks payable to your parish with Education of Seminarians Fund in the memo line.