THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Seminary enrollment continues to climb as more and more young men pursue priestly formation. The Holy Spirit seems to be hard at work calling more and more young men to devote themselves to lives of service to our Lord Jesus Christ. The Diocese of Wichita has been blessed with increasing numbers of seminarians but with this blessing comes the responsibility to provide for their education and formation for the priesthood.
In today’s troubled times, the world needs priests – Ministers of the Sacraments and models of Christ’s love – more than ever.
We need your help to ensure that tomorrow’s priests receive the formation they need. With your gift you take a very direct part in the formation of future priests and, through those future priests, you also play a role in the spiritual nourishment of countless people to whom they will minister. The high cost of seminary education needs a more secure source of funding. Average yearly cost for seminarian education is $30,000. As our numbers continue to increase, we will need additional resources to cover those costs.
A new generation of priests to serve as pastors and leaders, ensuring the stability of our parishes and the growth of our ministries and programs within the Diocese. You are laying a firm foundation for a future full of hope.
SEMINARY BURSE - YOU CAN HELP!
You can play a valuable role in helping to support this important program by establishing a Seminary Burse. The Priest’s Retirement and Education Fund (PREF) has established various named Seminary Burse Funds to honor
or memorialize specific individuals.
The purpose of this Fund is to pay for the education of seminarians studying for the priesthood in the Diocese of Wichita and it will be established within the Endowment Program of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.
A Seminary Burse is established with the execution of an agreement between the donor and PREF. In exchange for a suggested amount of $5,000, a Seminary Burse is established to honor or memorialize specific individual(s). At any time, Donors or others may add to this Fund. All contributions to this Fund is irrevocable.
Donors will be notified of additional donations by others and the use of funds annually. Additionally, a listing of the established Seminary Burses will be published in the Catholic Advance at least annually.
To learn more or to make a gift, contact Mike Wescott, Director of Development and Planned Giving, by phone at 316.269.3915 or by
Or click HERE to make an online gift.