Corpus Christi Collection this weekend benefits St. Mary’s Seminary

June 16, 2017

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston continues to prepare the men who will shepherd the city’s rapidly growing 1.7 million Catholics at St. Mary’s Seminary in Memorial. On the weekend of the Feast of Corpus Christi (June 17-18), the local faithful will have the opportunity to directly support Archdiocesan seminarians with the Corpus Christi Collection.

All monies collected this weekend at Archdiocesan parishes will go to support St. Mary's Seminary. This effort provides funds to operate the Seminary and facilitate formation for seminarians studying at St. Mary’s

The seminary is designed as a prayerful place for meditation and spiritual formation, which is essential to the formation of a seminarian. The seminary is unique in that the seminarians live here, study here and worship here. The architecture allows the seminarians space for thoughtful contemplation and also for social gatherings.

The seminary also houses the Archdiocese’s permanent diaconate program and the University of St. Thomas School of Theology, he said.

The current seminary on Memorial Drive was built in 1954 and it is an aging facility which requires constant maintenance. Parish support is necessary to continue the effective operation of our seminary. Our seminarians come from all walks of life and want to give back to the community and do so as part of their formation process.