Priest Retirement and Seminarian Education Collection 2016
The upcoming Special Collection for Priest Retirement and Seminarian Education is to be taken up on different weekends throughout the Diocese of Yakima during the scheduled rotations starting May 28 & 29 and ending on July 23 & 24, 2016.
Currently projected financial funding for our retired priests (and for the remainder of us who will retire) for the next ten years is underfunded by $1.3 million. For our seminarians, the “financial picture” is even more challenging. Currently projected financial funding for the next ten years is underfunded by $4.1 millon, leaving the future funding for formation of men for priesthood a grave concern here in the Diocese of Yakima. In 2015, your marvelous response to the Special Collection for Priest Retirement and Seminarian Education resulted in the Church collecting a total of $201,000 towards funding these two most important needs. God has indeed blessed His local Church with generous hearts!