Monthly Donations for Br. Thomas' Seminary Appeal
Donations can be mailed to:
Servants of Christ Jesus
Attn: Seminary Appeal, Br. Thomas
P.O. Box 102848
Denver, CO 80250-2848
Check payable to: Servants of Christ Jesus
May Christ give you His peace!
“Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5
This summer God blessed me with the wonderful opportunities to make the 30-Day Silent Spiritual Exercises in June, and to travel to the Holy Land in July for pilgrimage and a week of mission in the West Bank. As another school year begins, I give thanks to the Lord for the opportunity to continue my Pre-Theology studies at St. John Vianney Seminary. My first two years of Philosophy were a tremendous gift, and this third year is off to a great start.
Although my tuition expenses are covered by the Archdiocese, I stand in need of additional financial assistance to cover basic living costs. Some of these include housing, insurance, transportation, groceries, and textbooks averaging to $1,200 per month, or $14,400 per year. I am writing to humbly ask for your financial assistance in covering cost-of-living expenses during my time in Seminary. My community relies on God’s providence through people’s generosity to build the Kingdom on earth through our specific call and apostolate. With your help, we can continue our mission, and more souls will come to know the mercy of Jesus available to all.
Monthly supporters would be most helpful, but I would greatly appreciate any generosity you can afford. If you are able, you can support me by check or credit card. Checks may be made out to “Servants of Christ Jesus” and mailed to the address below. Donations by credit card or Venmo may be submitted through our website www.scjesus.org/support. All donations are tax deductible.
This is my last year of undergraduate Philosophy studies before I transition to full-time ministry, as part of my formation as a Servant of Christ Jesus. During full-time ministry, I anticipate receiving a salary and my need for financial assistance will be suspended until I begin final theological training for priesthood. While at the Seminary, I am encouraged by so many young men who are courageously following Jesus’ call to leave everything and follow Him. Be assured that we desire to be strong, holy, and faithful men to one day serve the Church as priests. I thank you for your consideration and ask for your prayers for my community. I pray for my benefactors each day, and I will continue to pray for you during my time of seminary formation. May God bless you!
Your unworthy Servant,
in Jesus and in Mary,
Br. Thomas Gonzaga