Join us at the Seminary Benefit Dinner near you!

At Mount Angel, God has asked us to form men for the priesthood, to awaken in them the heart and mind of Christ. This is a responsibility we monks have joyfully carried since the seminary was established in 1889.

Now more than ever, our mission to educate and form the next generation of priests is vital to the future of the Church. And we seek to keep the cost of seminary formation affordable for our dioceses. This means we absorb many of the fixed annual costs – such as, facility maintenance, faculty and staff salaries, residence hall upkeep, and the constant need for improved technology.

Since 2001, friends of Mount Angel Seminary have gathered to help us meet these costs. The gatherings have grown into two annual fundraising dinners, together seating almost 1,500 people and raising more than $1 million dollars each year.

In addition, these dinners have become wonderful opportunities for people who support the seminary to meet the men preparing for priesthood. The interactions that take place between monks, seminarians and dinner guests prove to be life-changing.

Seminary Benefit Dinner - Portland

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Seminary Benefit Dinner - Eugene

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If you are energized by joyful gatherings of the regional Catholic community…

Please consider sponsoring a table at one of our Seminary Benefit Dinners in Portland and Eugene. Our goal is to raise $1.5 million in gifts each year to cover the seminary’s annual funding gap. Your assistance is vital! And it will be appreciated by the thousands who are shepherded by Mount Angel priest-alumni for decades to come.

What People are Saying

“Having a seminarian at my table at the dinner
was the best part of the evening! To see these precious
men of God – ‘up close and personal’ – was so
impressive and such a blessing!”
“If we don’t have the seminarians we don’t have the Church!”
“This dinner was the best fundraiser I have ever attended. I enjoyed it all.”


Questions? Email or call us at 503.845.3030 for more information.