viernes, 29 de enero de 2016

Supporting the Priest of the Future

The value of a Priest

A priest offers himself to us during life´s crucial moments: baptism, marriage, reconciliation, sickness, and death. He is there to feed us, weekly -or even daily- with the word of God and the Eucharist. Since 2011 the Eudists have been joyfully serving at St. John Eudes. We need your help and support in the formation of new priests. Below is some information you may not know.

The Cost of forming a Priest

A little-known fact: the Eudists receive no assistance from archdiocese in recruiting and training seminarians. To form a man into a priest we need 7+ years of education and pastoral formation! This is costly proposition. Even though a seminarian gives his whole life, they can only attend seminary if we support them.

During the seminary process, the standard costs for each seminarian are as follows:

The grand total is $288,500 to form one from the beginning until ordenation. Can you help us?

Ways in Wich you can help

  • Supporters - receive our newsletter 4 times a year and you contribute when it comes.
  • "Family" members - place regular donation in their budget (monthly, quarterly, yearly), as you would do if you were supporting a child at college. You could set up automatic payment through online banking.
  • "Legacy" donors - provide major gifts ($20,000+) on a yearly basis, and/or add us a benefactor to your will. In this way, the training of future priests will be part of your legacy; one of which you can certainly be proud.
  • Please talk to Frs. Gerard, Carlos or Lawrence for more information.

All donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made out to "The Eudists - CJM" and mailed to 744 Sonrisa St. Solana Beach, CA 92075. If you have questions or would like help setting up regular donations through online banking, contact Steve Marshall at (678) 446-1616 or

Let me thank you in advance for considering this important way that you can contribute to our wonderful universal Catholic Church.

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM

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