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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Published: April 17, 2019
We invite you to consider partnering with the diocese in preparing our seminarians for the priesthood. Click on the link above to donate online to support their education.
The annual Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarian Education will be held April 18. The money from this Diocese of Little Rock collection will support the educational and housing expenses of the diocese's seminarians.
In the past 10 years, Bishop Anthony B. Taylor has ordained 34 men to the priesthood for our diocese. This includes eight ordinations in 2018 alone. It was the largest ordination class in more than 60 years, and also lowered the average age of diocesan priests from 65 to 49.
It costs $36,000 per year to form the men studying for the priesthood for our diocese. While donations to the Msgr. O’Connell Diocesan Seminarian Fund are invested and only the earnings are used, the Holy Thursday collection can be used for immediate expenses, such as tuition, room and board and health insurance. Your help is needed to cover these costs.
You may donate online, return your collection envelope to your parish or mail a check directly to: Holy Thursday Collection, Diocese of Little Rock, Finance Office, P.O. Box 7239, Little Rock, AR 72217. To learn more about our seminarians, read or watch their vocation stories. For more information, contact the Vocations and Seminarians Office at (501) 664-0340.