Seminarian Collection

The annual Seminarian Collection invites the faithful of the
Diocese to participate in the Seminarian education of our future priests, who are our “Hope for the Future.”

Because the number of seminarians is increasing, so is our need to pay it forward by helping them today with a generous gift to the Seminarian Collection so they can serve us, our children and grandchildren as the priests of the future.

Each year, we need nearly $1,000,000 to assist our seminarians with tuition, room and board, health care and other expenses — including inviting more men to consider the priesthood. Your gift helps offset those costs.

Your generous gift of $25, $50, $100, $500 or more to the Seminarian Collection will make a huge difference now — and for the future of our Church.

To learn more about the Seminarian Collection or vocations to the priesthood, contact the Fr. Schuster in Vocations at (920) 272-8316 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8316, or e-mail [email protected]. You can also visit

If you would like to support our seminarians you can make an online gift to the Seminarian Collection by clicking here.

Video: Bishop David Ricken’s thoughts on the Seminarian Collection

Fr. Adam Bradley shares his thoughts on his priesthood journey

Fr. Michael Thiel shares his thoughts on his priesthood journey in Spanish:

Bishop David Ricken shares his gratitude for the support of the Seminarian Collection: