Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Next weekend we come together to celebrate the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Chicago through our annual second collection. The men we acknowledge today are the future leaders of our Church. Your past support of this collection has made a significant impact on each seminarian and I ask you to join me again in contributing to the Seminarian Education Second Collection.
The critical education and training needed to successfully shepherd parishes, administer the sacraments, and strengthen our Church is made possible by both your prayers and financial support. There are currently 64 seminarians preparing for a life of service as archdiocesan priests, and their enthusiasm to evangelize our faith is inspiring.
Your contributions to this collection alleviate monthly expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, and health insurance for each seminarian and will be used solely for the formation of new priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Remittance envelopes have been provided to your parish, or you are welcome to contribute online at:
On behalf of current and future archdiocesan seminarians, thank you. May God continue to bless you abundantly. Please know that I keep you in my daily prayers and intentions, and I ask for yours in return.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Cardinal Blasé J. Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago.