Dear Friend of the Sacred Heart,
Help us purchase and renovate our new Novitiate House…
And double the impact of your gift!
While the shortage of priests is a crisis facing the Catholic Church today, the Priests of the Sacred Heart have been blessed to see an increase in men discerning to join our religious congregation.
One of the most important stages in a man’s preparation to become a Priest of the Sacred Heart is the Novitiate, a critical time of fraternity, study and prayerful reflection prior to taking final vows. To accommodate a growing number of Novices, the time has come for us to buy a Novitiate House.
A house big enough to serve the needs of all the Novices needs to be sizeable. Fortunately, we found one in nearby Racine County that suits our purposes beautifully. However, it comes with a hefty price tag…we are budgeting it at over $923,000.
The good news is that to help us purchase and renovate this Novitiate House, a group of devoted supporters pledged to match all donations up to $50,000.
That means that gifts of $25, $50 or whatever you can give will be doubled! A donation of $100 will become $200 for our Novitiate House project.
But we have a deadline of July 1, 2017 before the matching gift offer expires! (Click here to send your gift today.)
Located on a quiet parcel of land surrounded by nature, the Novitiate House provides an uncluttered environment that facilitates prayer and reflection to help the Novice discern his vocation. The 3-floor structure will house seven bedrooms, a chapel, a study, kitchen and dining areas and several community living spaces.
Please consider making a special gift to this very important project…especially now, when your donation will be doubled! Click here to give.
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus bless your kindness. May you always know His abundant love.
Sincerely in the Sacred Heart,
Father Dominic, SCJ
P.S. With a gift of $500 or more, your name or the name of a loved one can be engraved on a plaque near the entrance to the new Novitiate House. To learn about special naming opportunities in recognition of significant gifts please us at 1-866-268-0157.