The men we celebrate at the dinner represent dioceses and religious communities from across the western United States. Proceeds from the evening allow the monks of Mount Angel Abbey to cover the cost and operating expenses of the seminary.
This spring, thanks to the Seminary Benefit Dinner, 44 students from Mount Angel Seminary received diplomas. Among the graduates were nine deacons, prepared to receive the sacrament of Holy Orders in their home (arch)dioceses in the coming weeks. Others will begin preparations for their ordination to the transitional diaconate, looking forward to priestly ordination in the future.
God faithfully works miracles of grace in our world, and individuals are responding to that grace.
Thanks to your generosity, the Church of tomorrow will have shepherds, formed in the heart of Christ.