Seminarian Education Fund

Messenger Staff Report

The Seminarian Education Fund for the Diocese of Covington will be held the weekend of Nov. 7-8 at all Masses across the diocese. All parishioners will receive a mailing before the weekend with brochures, prayer cards and response cards to facilitate donations either to be mailed or brought to Mass that weekend in the collection basket.

This year, the Diocese of Covington has 11 seminarians studying at St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Penn., and the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. The cost to educate a seminarian is currently approximately $57,000.

“The future of our Church is our priests. It’s critical that people make a conscious decision to support our future,” said Michael Murray, director of Stewardship and Mission Services. “We have a very generous faith community that responds, so we’re looking forward to them responding again in a positive fashion, especially in these difficult times.”