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Fostering Vocations

Fostering Vocations

Few dioceses have a local institution dedicated to the formation of priests, permanent deacons, and lay ministers. With this blessing comes a great responsibility, which The Athenaeum fulfills through forming and educating:

In his ministry a priest promotes the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of the people. These skills are strengthened over a lifetime, but formed during his time as a seminarian. Yet priests alone cannot provide the ministry necessary in diocesan parishes and schools. Today, parishes and schools are blessed with the gifts and talents of religious, permanent deacons, and laity whose generosity and devotion make possible the mission of Christ in our archdiocese. Our spiritual leaders are of utmost importance to the vitality of the Church in the 21st Century, and we believe that financial impediments should not stand in the way of men and women willing to respond to God’s call.

The Athenaeum of Ohio, which includes Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, remains one of the few Catholic seminary graduate schools of theology in the Midwest. As the third oldest Catholic seminary in the United States, the institution has for more than 180 years been dedicated to preparing the faithful to do God’s work.

In order to continue this important mission in the life of our local Church, One Faith, One Hope, One Love will provide for:

Check out some of our fostering vocations news stories to learn more about how the campaign funds are being used.

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