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Support the Seminary

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary could not be the premier seminary it is without the support and generosity of our committed donors. The seminarians and their dedicated faculty are the beneficiaries of your commitment to our mission and through that generosity, we continue the pursuit of excellence in all things

Formation 2,850 Priests formed at the Mount
National Representation 104 dioceses nationwide send men to the Mount
Success 51 alumni have been appointed bishop

Annual Fund Gifts

The Annual Fund is the Seminary's most important fundraiser, providing the financial support that ensures our mission - to prepare men for their priestly formation. Gifts to the Annual Fund, no matter the amount, are critical to every face of life at the seminary.

Annual Fund: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Your support is greatly needed and appreciated
Goals: Unrestricted $450,000 / Restricted $150,000
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... not a day goes by when I do not humbly thank God for the immense gift of the seminary, made possible by the sacrifice of the hardworking and generous people of God who provide for us seminarians.

Jim Bors, S'21 Seminarian from the Archdiocese of Baltimore

Ways to Give

There are many ways to provide financial support for Mount St. Mary's Seminary and men forming for the priesthood. Here are a few ways to give:

Seminary Annual Fund – Unrestricted

Our greatest need continues to be this fund that supports the annual budgeted operating expenses of the Seminary, as well as upkeep for the House facilities and grounds.

Deacon Pilgrimage Program – Restricted

Our second greatest need is support for the annual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, an integral part of formation which includes a required five-day canonical retreat. The cost of the program is approximately $5,000 per deacon. The Seminary provides $3,500, covering the cost of lodging, accommodations, meals and ground transportation. The deacons are required to pay $1,500 toward the cost of the pilgrimage.

Needy Seminarians Fund – Restricted

Gifts to this fund provide financial assistance to seminarians with academic and personal expenses that they would not otherwise be able to afford.

Seminary Special Projects Fund – Restricted

This fund is used to support the overall Seminary mission and special projects at the discretion of the Rector.

Endowment Giving

The Seminary has been blessed with several established Endowments that support various programs for the Seminary. Contributions made to these endowments provide long-term security and annual income for the seminary.

The Priests for the 3rd Millennium Endowment

This endowment helps  to fund new faculty positions and continuing education opportunities. It also provides important financial support for additional academic programs, workshops and spiritual retreats.

Archbishop William E. Lori Endowment for the Deacon Pilgrimage Program

This endowment honors Archbishop Lori and provides financial support specifically for the Deacon Pilgrimage Program, an integral part of formation, which includes a required five-day canonical retreat.

The Monsignor Kenneth W. Roeltgen Program for Pastoral Formation

The endowment honors the late Rector, Msgr. Roeltgen and supports the Pastoral Field Education Program, providing supervised work in Catholic parochial, educational, medical and social institutions.

The Mother Teresa Endowed Scholars Fund

This endowed scholars fund honors a great saint who was known for her love toward the poorest of the poor and who serves as a model of charity for seminarians. The fund supports the cost of tuition, room and board for seminarian(s) from the Archdiocese of Washington.

Planned Giving – Legacy Gifts

Planned giving offers the opportunity to be a benefactor of Mount St. Mary's Seminary through life benefit gifts, such as Charitable Gift Annuity, Trust, Bequest in Will, Stocks, Bonds, or Insurance. Our Development Office and Planned Giving Officer will work with you on ways you can leave your personal legacy here and further the mission of our future priests.

Diane L. Favret, Director of Seminary Development
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