For the 2022-2023 school year, the Diocese of Salina hopes to have nine seminarians. These seminarians come from all over our diocese and are in the process of studying to become priests for the future generations of Catholics within the diocese.
In the month of August, the diocese takes time to honor the seminarians. There are four events this year, all of which seek to raise vocational awareness and garner financial support. The average cost to support one seminarian is $50,000. This year, the cost to support our seminarians could be up to $450,000.
Annual Seminarian Dinners
Would you like the opportunity to meet the seminarians? This year, there will be two Annual Seminarian Fundraising Dinners. The first is on August 10 at the Salina Country Club in Salina, and the second is on August 11 at The Strand in Hays. The evening includes a cocktail hour, delicious dinner and a short program. Both events begin at 5:15 p.m. The ticket price per person is $60. To register, visit salinadiocese.org/events.
Looking for a chance to see our seminarians play basketball against youth from around the diocese? Be sure to attend the Runnin’ Revs game on August 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Al Billinger Fieldhouse on the campus of Thomas More Prep-Marian in Hays. The event is free.
The annual seminarian collection is set for August 13-14. This collection is held in every parish across the diocese and supports the tuition, books, board and summer ministry expenses of our current seminarians, as well as recruitment of future seminarians. To make an online gift, please visit: salinadiocese.org/office/catholic-foundation/general-donations/. Or feel free to make a gift via your parish envelopes.
DOUBLE your impact
We are fortunate to have several generous donors that are passionate about seminarian education. Together, they have provided a great match to kick off our fundraising. Currently, the match is at $85,000. Your gift will be matched $1 for $1, as funds are available. Make your gift, today. To donate visit salinadiocese.org/office/catholic-foundation/general-donations/. Or send a check to the Catholic Foundation for Diocese of Salina.