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On June 8, 2013 Rev. Kevin Hurley, Rev. Clayton Thompson and Rev. Thomas Haan were ordained to the Sacred Priesthood of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. The Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana is truly blessed!
Currently, there are 21 seminarians in the formation process studying in three different seminaries around the country. Because more and more men are answering God's call, the opportunity to be educated in the best seminaries relies on the help of the laity they will one day serve as priests. As a result, seminarian education is one of the recipients of donations to the biennial Fruitful Harvest Campaign. However, this is simply not enough, so an appeal to help defray these costs is held each year.
The theme of this year's Seminarian Fund Appeal is "As You Sent Me Into The World, So I Send Them." The appeal provides the opportunity for donors to help seminarians with their education -- a true investment in the Church's future. The appeal provides a tangible way to give back to those men who have chosen to give their lives to the Church. The average expense associated with the cost of educating one seminarian in formation for the priesthood is approximately $35,000 per year.
On June 8-9 and June 15-16, parishioners throughout the diocese will have the opportunity to make a gift to this important appeal. All gifts will go directly to seminarians’ education. Gifts also are welcome at any time throughout the year.
CLICK HERE to make an online donation! (Choose the 2013 Seminarian Fund Appeal from the list). If you need assistance, please contact Kathy Waldrep, associate director in the Pastoral Office for Stewardship and Development, at 800-617-7466 or 765-742-7000, ext. 608, or firstname.lastname@example.org.