Diocese initiates second collection for seminarians
Bishop Larry Silva has adding a new second parish collection, the first one of the year, for the education of local seminarians.
The collection will take place Jan. 12-13 at all Masses in the diocese.
The diocese has three seminarians.
The bishop announced the appeal on Dec. 4 in an e-mail message to diocesan leaders.
According to Bishop Silva, the extra collection was “recommended” by the presbyteral council, his priest advisors.
The diocese generally has 12 extra or “second” collections a year, one a month. The new seminarian collection means two January appeals. The other is a national collection for the Church in Latin America and Black and Indian Missions.
The seminarian collection is being coordinated by the diocesan Office of Vocations under the direction of Father Peter Dumag.
The office is hosting an evening gathering of prayer and reflection for those interested in the priesthood and religious life, 4-8 p.m., Dec. 15, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Honolulu. For information, call the vocations office at 585-3343 or e-mail Father Dumag at manao @rcchawaii.org.
Source: Hawaii Catholic Herald
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 (Archive on Friday, January 25, 2008)
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