“Let us pray for seminarians, that they may listen to the voice of the Lord and follow it with courage and joy.”
– Pope Francis
What is Friends of Seminarians?
The Diocese of Greensburg has established the Friends of Seminarians as a component of the annual Seminarian and Clergy Formation Collection. The journey of a seminarian towards priesthood is long and on occasions can be difficult. As a Friend of Seminarians I would like to ask you to pray that they are strengthened and encouraged on this journey. Please also pray for those who are considering a calling from the Lord, that they will find the affirmation and support they need to say "yes" to God's call. Finally, through the Friend of Seminarians effort we are asking for your "leadership" financial support with a gift of $500 or more to assist with the education costs of our seminarians. The costs for tuition, room and board, and incidentals is approximately $50,000 per year.
As a way to thank you for your support, you will receive updates from me and our seminarians about aspects of their journey, and invitations to special events including upcoming ordinations.
When you become a Friend of Seminarians you become part of their journey to the priesthood and ministry for the rest of their lives; what you do today will have an impact on countless lives for years to come.
Thank you for all your prayers and please know any gift will be greatly appreciated.
Father Tyler Bandura,
Director of the Office of Priestly Vocations