Sacred Heart Major Seminary Endowment Scholarship Fund

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 03/11/2019 Under: All Articles

How did the Endowment Scholarship Fund (E.S.F.) get its roots?

 Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, D.D. & Mgsr. Todd Laginess, President/Rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary approached the board of Michigan Knights of Columbus to consider funding an “Endowed Scholarship Fund” to assist any or all Seminarians towards their “formation costs” for the degrees of Philosophy and Theology. In some instances, prospective seminarians are reluctant to close out their discernment and start priestly formation due to cost of tuition, housing, and books.  The E.S.F. provides needed financial resources to assist in making the transition.

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  • Knights of Columbus have always supported our Bishops, Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians.
  • Annual costs for “formation” range between $40,000 and $50,000.
  • R.S.V.P. is a great financial resource, but it is normally assigned to a specific seminarian’s incidental expenses.
  • Council excess vocations project funds can be directed to the E.S.F.
  • Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a institution utilized and funded by all seven of Michigan’s Diocese and its Catholic population.
 The E. S. F. is an agreement between the Michigan Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart Major Seminary initiated April 5th, 2018.  The agreement specifies that the Michigan K of C jurisdiction will commit to fund the Scholarship Fund in the amount of $1,000,000.00.  seminarians praying in class b

Members may make a contribution by sending $6.00 or more to their council’s Financial Secretary (F.S.) and or a check to State Secretary Walter Winkle 2600 Ellsworth Columbus, MI.  48063.

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Thank you John Rademacher Chairman Sacred Heart Major Seminary Endowmwnr Scholarship Fund 517-749-6757.