This Weekend we take up our Annual Collection for the Seminarian and Retired Priest Fund.
Seminarian education is one of the biggest expenses for our diocese (Fiscal Year 2017-18: $702,400 about $50,170per seminarian). Investing in the formation and education of each of our seminarians is also one of the diocese’sbiggest priorities—it’s critical to the future of our Church.
There is great opportunity to make your every dollar count –twice– in donations to educate our future priests!
The Diocese of Yakima was awarded a Matching Challenge Grant from Catholic Extension, who has agreed to provide matching dollars of up to $25,000 for funds raised locally for a seminarian education endowment fund. We are also blessed to partner locally and have the commitment of an additional $40,000 in matching dollars.
Our diocesan goal is to raise $140,000 by December 31st of this year.
Please be generous this weekend!