Saturday, August 22, 2015

Can You Help Us To Go To See the Pope?


 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked that all seminarians be present to greet the Holy Father before the Mass of Canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington, D.C. at the end of September. As you can imagine, this enormous unplanned expense of travel arrangements and two nights of lodging for 100+ seminarians is a burden that weighs heavily on my heart (and our operating budget).

Thinking about you all, as I often do, I realized that you may just find yourself in the opposite situation: wishing you could attend of some of the Papal festivities, but for whatever reason unable to join the crowd of millions of like-minded faithful.

So perhaps, instead, you might consider letting us go for you? Along with our men will go your names and your intentions as they represent each and every one of you in the presence of his Holiness. We estimate it will cost approximately $400 per seminarian (or $6,500 per class) to make this trip. If you would be interested in sponsoring one or more men, we would be so grateful – though a donation of any amount will be of great help to us.

If you would like to help the men of Saint John’s Seminary travel to the nation’s capital to be with Pope Francis, please click here to offer your financial support.Remember to select “Other” in the drop-down menu for gift designation and you can enter your “intentions” in the text box.

Gifts may also be made by mailing checks to

Saint John’s Seminary
Attn: Msgr.’s Wish List
127 Lake St
Brighton, MA 02135