Dear Friend of the Sacred Heart,
As we begin a series of desperately needed renovations and upgrades to the seminary, my thoughts turn to the humble mustard seed.
Such a tiny seed, but when planted in the dirt of a flower pot, can grow into a strong, vibrant plant. But in order to reach its greatest potential, eventually the mustard plant will need to be moved into a stronger receptacle.
So it is with our students. In order for them to meet the future needs of our Church and become “prophets of love and reconciliation,” they need a stronger space in which to study, learn, and, like the mustard seed, grow.
As we begin planting the seeds of the future, we will upgrade our 50-year-old building so that we may grow seminary enrollment by meeting the needs of more mature students.
When complete, we will have 42 student and 18 faculty rooms. At the same time, we will update our plumbing, electrical, and fire suppression systems.
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.
I’m very pleased to tell you that friends of the seminary have agreed to match every gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $400,000! That means your donation will be doubled and go twice as far. But we must receive your gift by October 15.
Remember, with a $400,000 match, we can do so much to improve our seminary for all the men who are with us today, and all those who will one day come through our doors as we begin planting the seeds of the future.
Please make a gift today. And may the Sacred Heart of Jesus bless you with His caring love today and always.
Sincerely in the Sacred Heart,
Father Dominic, SCJ