The Diocese of Superior is committed to providing for the pastoral and sacramental needs of parish communities by seeking, encouraging, and supporting men interested in serving the Church as priests. As the cost of all education has risen dramitcally in recent years, so too has the cost of seminarian education and formation.
Currently the Diocese has five men studying in various stages of an eight-year education and formation program.
The cost to educate and support one seminarian is approsimately $35,000 to $40,000 annually. The collective cost to the Diocese of Superior is approaching $200,000 anually. This figure represents a sizable share of the diocesan annual operating budget.
We truly are blessed to be able to educate our seminarians, but with this blessing comes tremendous responsibilities. The Faith in Our Future campaign will establish a $4,000,000 restricted endowment to help meet the costs of providing for our current and future seminarians.