We have 20 seminarians -- truly a blessing -- and we pray the number will continue to increase. With this blessing comes the need for support so we can continue providing for their educational needs. The diocesan-wide Special Collection for Seminarians will be this weekend. Registered parishioners have received a letter and brochure in the mail from Bishop Pates. Gifts to the collection support the education and formation costs associated with seminarians, which continually rise. Your gift to this important appeal makes the difference for our faith leaders of tomorrow by providing necessary educational funding. Please experience the joy of giving and join us as we work together to continue God's work. You can return your gift in the collection basket, mail it to the diocese or go online. If you make a gift online, please designate the Seminarian Annual Collection.