The goal of the Society of St. Peter Apostle is to invite individuals to support the education and formation of candidates for the Catholic priesthood in the mission lands and to support the formation of men and women candidates for the religious life in the missions.
In the mission lands, dioceses struggle to keep their seminaries open and to provide the necessary formation that will lead their seminarians to ordination to the sacred priesthood and to pastoral ministry for the people of God in their local churches.
One example of the challenges faced in the mission lands can be found at St. Augustine’s Major Seminary in Mabanga, western Kenya, where 237 men are preparing for the priesthood. “We’ve run out of room, and many students are crowded into an old convent near the seminary, with offices made into bedrooms,” says Father David Njuguma Kiranga, “and the existing seminarian housing, which is over 40 years old, is in desperate needs of repair and renovations.” This reality is found throughout Africa, Asia, and other mission countries, as growing numbers of men respond to vocations to the priesthood.
Each year the Society of St. Peter Apostle sends support for some 30,000 young men preparing for the priesthood in mission seminaries like St. Augustine’s – providing textbooks, technology, housing, food, and medical care.
A gift of $700 would support a mission seminarian for a year. A donation of $60 would provide a month’s support. Why not donate on an ongoing basis – a monthly gift in support of the formation of a future priest or religious would be a tremendous blessing. Any form of contribution helps ensure the continued formation of seminarians, but it would not exist were it not for the support of generous donors like yourself.
Donations in the form of a check or money order should be made payable to The Society for the Propagation of the Faith- memo: Society of St. Peter Apostle, the Pontifical Mission Societies, 3424 Wilshire Blvd- 3rd Floor, Los Angeles CA 90010. Want to save a tree? Why not donate online and click Society of St. Peter Apostle.
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God our Father, you will all men and women to be saved and come to the knowledge of your Truth. Send workers into your great harvest that the Gospel may be preached to every creature and that your people, gathered together by the Word of life and strengthened by the power of the Sacraments, may advance in the way of salvation and love. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. AMEN.