2020 Corpus Christi Collection supports St. Mary's Seminary

June 12, 2020

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. On the weekend of the Feast of Corpus Christi (June 13-14, 2020), the local faithful will have the opportunity to directly support Archdiocesan seminarians with the Corpus Christi Collection.

This effort provides funds to operate the Seminary and facilitate formation for the seminarians studying at St. Mary’s.  The seminary also houses the Archdiocese’s permanent diaconate program and the University of St. Thomas School of Theology.

“The seminary is a peaceful environment that lends itself to a prayerful place for meditation and spiritual formation, which is essential to the formation of a seminarian,” said Father Trung Nguyen, rector of St. Mary's and also a graduate of the seminary. “The seminary is unique in that the seminarians live here, study here and worship here. The campus is arranged so the living spaces, academic classes and spiritual spaces are separate but also easy to get from one to the other. The architecture was well thought out to allow our seminarians space for thoughtful contemplation and also for social gatherings.”

Cardinal DiNardo has said that the need for more priests continues to be crucial for the growth of our Catholic faith. He asks us to pray for current seminarians in formation and for an abundance of new vocations to join their ranks so that we may evangelize and proclaim the good news of salvation to all people.