Seminary 5X Matching Gift


The priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus. - St. John Vianney

“In this situation of pandemic, in which we find ourselves living more or less isolated, we are invited to rediscover and deepen the value of the communion that unites all the members of the Church. United to Christ we are never alone, but we form one single Body, of which He is the Head.”
— Pope Francis

Dear Friend of the Sacred Heart,

Thank you for your prayers and generous support over the years. Because of you and your faith, our ministry of preparing men for the priesthood and spreading God's unconditional love to the poorest of the poor here in the United States and abroad continues!

We are currently in the process of raising funds for the upgrades to our 50-year-old building to help grow seminary enrollment. With the recent developments regarding COVID-19, the need for private rooms is more important than ever.

Renovations include:

  • Upgraded technology for five classrooms.
  • 25 single with bathrooms.
  • Rector and faculty rooms and two small laundries.
  • Upgrades to five small offices for teaching seminarians.

While the recent worldwide pandemic has halted our renovations, we must continue to plan for the future.

“Many factors went into the decision (for the delay),” said Dn. David Nagel, SCJ, Provincial Treasurer. “There is much uncertainty and many complications related to the coronavirus. A shortage of supplies and labor at this time could significantly postpone the completion of the project once it is started, causing continued disruption in the life of the seminary and the monastery communities.”

I am very pleased to tell you friends of the seminary have agreed to match every gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $400,000! Can I count on your gift which will be doubled and go twice as far?

Your gift to this project is a blessing! Be assured these funds will remain in a separate account to be used when the renovations once again resumes.

I want to assure you we are committed to the education of men for the future of the Catholic Church and will continue to persevere during this difficult time.

“Let us continue to pray for each other, and those most directly impacted by the coronavirus.”

We are seeking funds for the needed upgrades and would ask you to support our efforts with your prayers and, if possible, a gift. Donations of all sizes will be needed in order to fund the renovations in our three-year pledge period — 2020, 2021 and 2022. With your help our beloved seminary will be rejuvenated — sending a signal to men that the Priests of the Sacred Heart is ready to help them seize the opportunity to answer God's call.


I hope today you will find it in your heart to send a gift of $100, $150, or possibly $250 to help us reach our current goal of $1,000,000.

You can view the booklet, "Preparing Priests for the Future of the Catholic Church," detailing the renovation plans.

Sincerely in the Sacred Heart,

Father Dominic

Father Dominic, SCJ