Seminary Benefit Dinner – Portland

Seek Christ. Find Joy!

November 3, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center
Reception 4 pm | Dinner and Program 5:30 pm

The monks of Mount Angel invite you to join in their mission to inspire, educate, and form the priests of tomorrow.

Join Us 13 SBD 4 SBD 1

More than just a dinner, this is an evening to:
  • Meet and mingle with monks and seminarians at the hosted wine and beer reception
  • Enjoy music from the seminary choir and vocal groups
  • Be inspired by the words of Abbot Jeremy Driscoll and Deacon Dominic Sternhagen, the 2019-20 seminary class president
  • Witness the love and wisdom of Msgr. Joseph Betschart, president-rector of Mount Angel Seminary
  • Engage with like-minded friends, old and new

Will you help?

Support priestly formation at Mount Angel by sponsoring a table at the 2019 Seminary Benefit Dinner.

(Each sponsored table seats 10, including up to two seminarians, monks, or Abbey representatives.)

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 following 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.