Support Our Seminarians | Diocese of Lansing

Support Our Seminarians

How can I support men discerning the priesthood?

The first, and most important thing to do is pray! We have a page with prayers here, which includes the Prayer for Priestly Vocations in the Diocese of Lansing that we ask you to pray. You can also contact our office and request prayer cards and posters so you can pray for the men individually. Click here if you would like to learn more about encouraging vocations.

There are also multiple opportunities for financial support

Seminarian Education Fund: Even if a man already has an undergraduate degree, he still has 6 years of study ahead of him to become a priest. Donations to this fund help cover the costs of Graduate-level Theology studies.

Seminarian Special Needs Fund: When emergencies happen to a seminarian, he often does not have the financial resources to cover these costs. This fund is used at the discretion of the Director of Seminarians.

Bishop Albers Trust Fund: A fund created in 1972 to help men with the cost of college seminary. Except for grants from this fund, the men in college seminary are fully responsible for tuition, room and board.

The donation form for the above accounts can be found here

Diocesan Services Appeal (DSA): A portion of these donations come to the Department of Vocations and help men in formation.

Questions? Please call Fr. John at 517-342-2507 to learn more about how your donations directly help semiarians.

You can learn more about making financial gifts here: How Do We Support Our Future Priests?

 

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