Friday, November 6, 2015

Video calls for support for seminarians

Archbishop's dinner speaks on the importance of future priests

In 2001, the Archdiocese of Vancouver circulated the "Vocations Prayer". At the time, there were 14 men studying to become priests. This number has more than doubled, now reaching 29 men. The video, which can be seen above, was shown during the 2015 Archbishop's Dinner to promote the St. John Vianney Fund for Priestly Formation.
“The world looks to the priest, because it looks to Jesus! No one can see Christ; but everyone sees the priest, and through him they wish to catch a glimpse of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur and dignity of the priest!”
Saint John Paul II, Rome, October 13, 1979
The new fund is designed to help seminarians complete their priestly studies. The total cost for priestly formation is around $99,100 or $35 per day.

Visit here for more details or to donate online.

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