The Diocese of Des Moines
Annual Diocean Appeal supports 27 seminarians
Annual Diocean Appeal supports 27 seminarians
March 12, 2015
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

In the last six years, the number of young men discerning a vocation to the priesthood has skyrocketed from 7 to 27! We are truly thankful for the blessing of our seminarians. With this blessing comes a responsibility to educate and form them in seminaries for priesthood. This is no small cost. As you consider your gift to the Annual Diocesan Appeal, please keep in mind our future priests. The cost to support the seminarians in their discernment differs. The diocese offers some financial support for college seminarians and pays for the total cost of those in major seminary, a price tag that could range from $30,000 to $45,000 per year per seminarian depending on the program. The seminarians are grateful for your support. Check out the story in the last edition of the Catholic Mirror about seminarian Mark McGreary, who says he wishes he had entered the seminary sooner. A former TV ad salesman, Mark says he had a conversion experience that opened his eyes to Christ. Please be generous in your ADA gift and help Mark and the other seminarians on their journey to priesthood. You can complete a pledge card that should have arrived in the mail or you can click here and make your contribution online right now. Thank you!


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