Priests Retirement and Seminarian Education Collection 2019

by David B. Valdivia
Priests Retirement and Seminarian Education Collection 2019

Priest Retirement and Seminarian Education Collection 2019

The upcoming Special Collection for Priest Retirement and Seminarian Education is scheduled on different weekends throughout the Diocese of Yakima. The rotations begin in May this year due to limited number of seminarians in the diocese this summer. In order to have at least one seminarian visit each of the 40 parishes, the collection will start on May 18 & 19, 2019. The collection will end earlier on July 6 & 7, 2019.

Currently projected financial funding for our senior priests  for the next ten years is underfunded by $1,100,000. For our seminarians, the “financial picture” is even more challenging. Currently projected financial funding for the next ten years is underfunded by $7,200,000, leaving the future funding for formation of men for priesthood a grave concern here in the Diocese of Yakima.

In 2018, your marvelous response to the Special Collection for Priest Retirement and Seminarian Education resulted in the Church collecting a total of $241,303 towards funding these two most important needs.

These are difficult financial times for families and individuals, but please be as generous as your means allow. God has indeed blessed His local Church with generous hearts!