Adopt-a-Seminarian

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Seminarians from the Pontifical College Josephinum wearing their house cassocks (which identify them with their particular seminary), and praying outside of an abortion clinic.

The Diocese of Charlotte is blessed to have 28 seminarians in three different schools. Sixteen will be in two major seminaries and eight in the newly opened minor seminary in Charlotte. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says this about the ministerial priesthood: “It is entirely related to Christ and to men. It depends entirely on Christ and on his unique priesthood; it has been instituted for the good of men and the communion of the Church.” CCC 1551

“For the good of men and the communion of the Church.”  Wow.  We have the opportunity to assist these men along their path of formation for the good of us all and the Church.  Our Adopt-a-Seminarian apostolate is primarily one of prayer and sacrifice for our seminarians.  We offer prayers and sacrifices as well as encouragement in the form of cards and perhaps small gifts throughout the year.  The gifts are donations coordinated and collected by the CCWG and mailed in one envelope near the end of the fall term.  These care packages arrive in time for finals and Christmas break.

Men willing to be “made into the least and the servant of all” are in need of our prayerful support. Please contact us to sign up to spiritually adopt a seminarian for one month of this 2017-2018 school year.  You will be given the name of a seminarian to keep close in prayer during a particular month.  It would be loving to write them a note or card to let them know of your support.  They would appreciate the gesture very much.

You can find a list of our seminarians, their photos, and information about their seminary on the Seminarians Page of the Diocese of Charlotte website.

Mail for those studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome should be sent to:

Seminarian
Pontifical North American College
Via del Gianicolo 14
00165 Rome R.M.
Italy

Mail for those studying at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio should be sent to:

Seminarian
Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 N. High St.
Columbus, OH  43235-1498

Mail for those studying at the St. Joseph College Seminary in Charlotte should be sent to:

Seminarian
St. Joseph College Seminary
3452 Willow Oak Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

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Fishers of Men

This is a video made by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Vocations and Priestly Formation in order to give people a look in on the life of a Roman Catholic Priest and invite young men to open their hearts to the call.

Links of Interest:

Diocese of Charlotte Office of Vocations

Prayers for Vocation 

Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte Prayer for Vocations

O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner but rather that he be converted and live;
grant, we beseech You,through the intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever virgin and all the saints,
an increase of laborers for Your Church,
fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls
through the same Jesus Christ Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.
 
Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
St. John Vianney, pray for us.
St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us.
 

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