Seminarian Education Support
Each year, the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women provides materials to parishioners to participate in the “Burse Club,” with the proceeds going to the education of future priests. This meeting-less club encourages members to support our seminarians with prayer and occasional cards and letters.
The Burse Club also encourages donations of at least $5 per month or $60 per year. This is an increase from the $1 per month contribution that was a standard for many years, but is no longer sufficient to meet rising costs.
Seminary tuition, room and board run approximately $55,000 per year, per seminarian. This does not include books, other fees, transportation, and additional costs.
In Luke’s Gospel, we hear about being prepared for the Master’s return, and are told that “When much has been given a man, much will be required of him. More will be asked of a man to whom more has been entrusted.”