Seminarian Collection 2013

Help Us Anoint the World!                                                                         Donate Now

Seminarian-Poster_2013Right now at this very moment there is so much Good News coming forth from the Catholic Church that needs to be proclaimed. Something powerful is happening in the Diocese of Green Bay and in the greater church. It must be told that we are witnessing a "renewal" and a "revival" in all areas of the faith.

This past summer, 3 million young people gathered in Brazil to pray together and attend Mass with Pope Francis at World Youth Day.

In our own country, 48,000 high school students met the Holy Spirit at Steubenville prayer conferences. In our own diocese, hundreds of young people attended Camp Tekakwitha, or a Totus Tuus summer camp, or Catholic Youth Expeditions (CYE), or went on mission trips. The parishes themselves are growing in holiness, becoming fully engaged, and are more fully alive in Christ Jesus.

With this renewal, vocations to the priesthood are on the rise. We need priests to help rebuild the soul of the church. Our seminarians want to help rebuild God's church. Pope Francis spoke beautifully of the priesthood in his Holy Thursday Chrism Mass Homily:

"A good priest can be recognized by the way his people are anointed.... When our people are anointed with the oil of gladness, it is obvious: for example, when they leave Mass looking as if they have heard good news."

The world needs this anointing. It needs the healing power of God's love given in the moments when the sacraments make Christ present. This is the mission of the priest.

Each year, we need more than $850,000 to assist our future priests with:
  • tuition
  • room and board
  • health care
  • other expenses -- including inviting more men to consider the priesthood.
Your gift to the Seminarian Collection helps offset those costs.

Your generous gift of $25, $50, $100, $500 or more to the Seminarian Collection will make a huge difference now -- and for the future of our Church.


Help Us Anoint the World By Participating in Our Annual Collection.

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To learn more about the Seminarian Collection or vocations to the priesthood, contact Fr. Daniel Schuster in Vocations at (920) 272-8289 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8289, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To make a gift now, download and submit a pledge card, or visit the Catholic Foundation Online.

Thank you for being a real support to our seminarians.  As Bishop David Ricken said in his 2011 pastoral letter, "Called to be Holy, Fully Engaged, Fully Alive":

"Parish leadership is critical to our parishes becoming more alive and engaged, and our parishes becoming gathering places of worship, hope and service to the world. In the Diocese of Green Bay one of the greatest challenges facing us at the present time, is the lack of a sufficient number of priests to shepherd and guide our parishes. As a parish and diocesan community, we must place high priority on calling young men into priestly service."

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Father Alvan Amadi, who was ordained in June 2013, reflects on how he was blessed with people's support throughout his seminary studies.

 

Father Michael Warden, who was ordained in June 2013, shares how he could not have followed the Call of Christ without the help of the people of God.

 

Father José Castañeda, who was ordained in June 2010, reflects on how he was blessed with people's support throughout his seminary studies as he left Gautemala to serve in this country and our Dicoese.

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For more information or if you need more materials, please contact Fr. Schuster at 920-272-8289 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8289 (from 920 and 715 area codes), or e-mail.