Pennies from Heaven for Seminarians - The POP Knights of Columbus will be conducting a fundraiser to financially assist the nine diocesan seminarians currently studying to become priests. At the end of February, you will see the Knights in the gathering space after the weekend Masses handing out plastic containers for you to collect coins. Their goal is to give these young men a financial stipend to offset the cost of their studies. Like any post-secondary student, our future priests (along with their families) must fund their education and living expenses. These seminarians are our future priests, and this fundraiser will give all of us a Lenten opportunity to help them during their years of study.
This “Pennies” from Heaven campaign will begin the weekend of February 27/28 and the Knights will collect your filled coin cans the first two weekends of March. (The Knights will also be in the gathering space after the March 10 and 17 morning school Masses to accept donations so that our school may participate, too.) There will be a supply of cans available in the gathering space for those who miss the campaign kick-off weekend. When you bring the can back to the gathering space and empty it into a coin counter, you will be able to see how your coins add to our parish total. We will share the grand total in the bulletin at the conclusion of the campaign. Every coin counts! Paper money, checks and Venmo donations are welcome, too.
Lent is a season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Please keep our seminarians in your prayers and consider this almsgiving opportunity, too.