We invite you to help a seminarian say “yes” to Christ’s call to serve the Church as a priest.
“As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea – for they were fishermen. And he said to them, Follow me...” Matthew 4:18-19
Can you lend a helping hand to a future priest?
The next best thing to having a priest in the family could be to adopt one and to have your family in the hands of a priest who, every day, as he offers the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, remembers you and your dear ones, who have helped make his priesthood possible.
By helping him become a priest today, you will help build up the Church of the 21st century. You will enable him to touch tens of thousands of souls over the course of his priesthood.
You will be helping to respond to Pope John Paul II’s continuing cry for a new evangelization in the world. The Companions of the Cross want to work with the bishops to pastor parishes that are dynamic and are life giving. We want to help families grow in their faith. We want to carry the fire of the Holy Spirit to the ends of the earth.
These dedicated men are the future of our church! The continued growth in the number of vocations to our community, along with the increased hunger for authentic Catholic spirituality, and the creation of new ministries, are all signs of renewal in the Church.
The Lord has blessed us with very committed and capable people to carry out his mission in the world, but we are now at the point where your sponsorship will be critical if we are to continue to meet these growing needs and expectations.
Jesus and his disciples depended on those who provided for them while they devoted their lives to prayer and the ministry of the Word. Following in his footsteps, we too are dependent on others and we humbly invite you to invest in the future of the priesthood through ongoing spiritual and financial support of the Companions of the Cross.
God has ordained that we must depend on you.
As demands grow, so do the costs. Today, more than ever, we need your continued prayers and your financial support to continue God’s work. We simply do not have the necessary resources to pay for the education of our seminarians.
Academic and related formation costs can amount to more than $20,000 a year, but I am sure you will agree that this is a small price to pay to help a devoted Christian attain his calling to the priesthood so that he can serve the Church and bring Christ to thousands of souls.
Your support and financial assistance will be a strong reassurance for us, a concrete sign of the Lord’s blessing on all that we strive to accomplish on behalf of His Church and the work of the Gospel.
How you can sponsor a seminarian
Sponsors may be individuals, families, organizations or parishes, and contributions may be spread over the year. You are invited to select the contribution level that best suits you, complete the information on the form below and mail it to us.
Canadian Sponsorship Form American Sponsorship Form
199 Bayswater Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 2G5
1949 Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX 77023-3553
For more information, please contact:
1 866 885 8824
"The Church must never cease to pray to the Lord of the harvest that he send labourers into his harvest. She must propose clearly and courageously to each new generation the vocational call, help people to discern the authenticity of their call from God and to respond to it generously, and give particular care to the formation of candidates for the priesthood." Pope John Paul II