Preparing for the Sacrament of Holy Orders is a nine year process of intellectual, spiritual, pastoral and human formation that prepares men to answer the call they have received to serve God’s people in love and humility.
The Diocese of Orlando is committed to the formation of future priests and absorbs much of the cost for seminary tuition, insurance and books, which exceeds $400,000 during the nine year formation period. Your support ensures that our seminarians receive adequate tuition assistance.
There are currently 30 seminarians in formation at our two seminaries, St. John Vianney in Miami and St. Vincent de Paul in Boynton Beach. Please give generously to help these faithful men who are willing to dedicate their lives in service to our Lord’s Church.
Gifts for Today:
•Give now to support the immediate needs of our seminarians.
•Give now to the Endowment for Seminarians and provide lasting support for future needs.
•Give now to Our Catholic Appeal. Annual gifts to Our Catholic Appeal are the primary source of funds for the diocesan Office of Vocations and an important source of funds for seminary tuition assistance.
•Use appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds to help our seminarians.
•Ask your employer whether a matching gifts program is available that will match your gift.
Gifts for Tomorrow:
•Donate a life insurance policy that you no longer need.
•Set up a charitable gift annuity and support our seminarians while earning guaranteed income.
•Name the Church as the beneficiary of your retirement assets, such as an IRA.
•Provide for our seminarians in your will.
•Leave a legacy that touches eternity by including a gift for Peregrini Pro Christo fund in your will. Through this unique fund, your gift will be evenly allocated among three endowments that benefit our seminarians, Catholic students, and retired priests for all time.
•Make a gift to the endowment for seminarians and provide everlasting support for the educational and spiritual needs of our seminarians. You can make a direct gift of cash or stock, or you can remember the endowment in your will.