The number of our seminarians has increased dramatically from four in 2019 to ten in 2022. The diocese has launched a special collection to support the initial priestly formation of our seminarians. On average, it costs about $50,000 per year to support one seminarian. This includes expenses such as tuition, books, room & board, required travel, and health coverage. To make a donation and directly invest in our future priests click here.
This is a group of lay women and men dedicated to increasing vocations through prayer, and through financially supporting the vocations and priestly formation programs of the Diocese of Spokane. They work in collaboration with the Office of Vocations of the Diocese of Spokane to provide scholarships for collegiate and pre-theology seminarians, as well as provide financial support to vocation education programs. To make a donation: Learn More
You can use planned giving to leave a gift that supports vocations and priestly formation for generations to come.
Donors have established various endowed funds through the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Washington to support vocation promotion and seminarian education. If you are interested in contributing to these endowed funds or establishing your own endowment, please click here to contact Sister Mary Tracy, SNJM.
Relatedly, you can decide to remember the work of vocations in your estate planning by inserting language like the following in your will:
I give, devise, and bequeath [insert dollar amount, percentage of estate, or item of property to be donated] to the Office of Vocations of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, WA.
IRA Charitable Rollover
Congress has reauthorized and made permanent the IRA charitable rollover. If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can now make a charitable gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA. Your gift will qualify for your required minimum distribution and you will not have to pay federal income tax on the amount given directly from your IRA to charity.
For more information, please contact your IRA administrator or tax adviser. Or please call Chris Kreslins at 509-358-8000.