Supporting our Seminarians

Seminarian Education Fund

Stained Glass EucharistWe are grateful for all who are preparing for religious life, particularly for our seminarians preparing for the priesthood in the Diocese of Gaylord. Each of us is invited to pray for these young men and financially support them in their formation. 

A seminarian’s journey is long and very demanding. Preparation typically requires at least eight years of education beyond high school, including a college degree followed by four or more years of theological study at a seminary. In addition to the academic and spiritual demands, a seminarian has significant financial considerations. The average annual cost for tuition, books, room and board and health insurance per seminarian is approximately $40,000 per year. Without the financial and prayerful support of parishioners, many seminarians would find it impossible to pursue their vocation.

To help offset these expenses for our seminarians, a special collection is taken up each August, as we remember St. John Vianney, patron saint of priests. Donations to the Seminarian Education Fund provide tuition, books, room and board, and health insurance for diocesan seminarians. All are invited to give to this special fund each August, and throughout the year, to provide for the education and formation of our diocesan seminarians. Click to read a special message from Bishop Walsh sharing more about the 2022 Seminarian Education Fund campaign. 

To make a gift in support of those preparing for the priesthood, please click the button below. Be sure to indicate that your gift is for the Seminarian Education Fund.

Thank you for supporting our future clergy through prayer and financial gifts! 

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Click here for more information about about vocations in the Diocese of Gaylord. Thank you again for your generosity!