There are many ways in which you can support your future parish priests at Saint John’s Seminary:
Include a prayer for vocations in your parish bulletin and on your parish website, and in your own routine of prayer. Include vocations to the priesthood, the permanent diaconate and for religious orders of women. Pray, too, that those who have not discerned a call to the priesthood or religious life, consider continuing their formal religious education in order to become highly qualified members of the laity, ready to serve in parishes, schools, hospital and any setting where the faith draws the faithful.
Saint John’s Seminary has grown, and so our need for highly qualified faculty and staff has grown, as has our need for improving our living space and our technology offerings. For the past three academic years we have seen steady growth in our numbers, both among candidates for priestly ordination and our lay formation programs, and we are projected to grow again next year. Specifically, we will need to renovate or expand living space for seminarians, work space and continue to expand our multimedia classroom offerings (“Smart Classrooms”). Please consider a donation of any amount to support our work, and the ministry of the future for parishes all over New England.
Individual gifts are very much appreciated. These can be made with a credit card through our online giving form, sent by check to the seminary, or through a gift of stock, arranged through your financial institution. Saint John’s Seminary is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our federal tax ID number is 04-2104873.
Please Note: Beginning in 2015, your gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal of the Archdiocese of Boston can no longer be designated for the benefit of Saint John’s Seminary; in addition, if your employer has a matching gift program, you are unable to list Saint John’s Seminary on your matching gift form for the Catholic Appeal. However, all gifts made directly to Saint John’s Seminary, an educational institution, are eligible to be matched at any time.
Checks can be written to Saint John’s Seminary and mailed to:
Director of Annual Giving
Saint John’s Seminary
127 Lake Street
Brighton, MA 02135