Seminarian Support 2022

As we approach our 2022 Seminarian Appeal we are focusing on supporting Seminarians studying in the Diocese of Wiawso and the Society of African Missions (SMA) order. YOU can help us sponsor 65 Seminarians this year as they embark on their calling to serve God and change the world. Supporting a seminarian through their formation program leaves an impact that will spread across the entire world for years to come.

Before these dedicated young men can devote their lives to serving others they must go through a process that spiritually prepares them for this role. Msgr. Simon Assamoah, Vicar General of the diocese of Wiawso, is pleased to share that vocations are growing in his diocese in Ghana. It is a blessing to have currently 48 young men give their lives to Christ by spreading the Gospel, bringing the sacraments, and working selflessly alongside those in need of material and spiritual support. Seminarians like George Tano, inspired by the priests who served in his village as a young boy, are working towards being the same source of light and encouragement.

As we pray you would consider supporting Seminarians in the diocese of Wiawso, we also continue to work with existing partners. Father John Dunne, one of the Society of African Missions (SMA) superiors, says that vocations are strong. This year they have 300 seminarians pursuing various levels of formation at five different campuses throughout Africa. Once ordained, these men will be missionary priests, well-prepared, and committed to serving families and communities in need worldwide! Father John Dunne informs us that the formation program sponsors all education, room, and board costs for the called young men. These seminarians “return the blessing” with daily prayers for their sponsors. They are genuinely appreciative of people just like you who help and pray for them as they pursue their divine calling of serving the Lord, Church, and communities in need around the world.

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SMA Seminarians Jacques Soede (Benin Republic), Abopra Augustin (Benin Republic), Gbodui Sergino (Togo) and Elavagnon Pierre (Togo) come to pursue their divine calling.

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Yeboah Sampson

Yeboah, a seminarian of St. Paul’s, first heard the call to become a priest while serving as an altar server at his home parish in Bonsu Nkwanta. He decided to pursue a vocation to the priesthood after being encouraged by the solid catechetical foundation that he learned from his father and parish community.

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Richmond Kwaw

Richmond hails from the small village of Enchi, where he grew up in a Catholic family of six. He jumped on the opportunity to pursue his divine calling after a priest recommended joining the seminary, and is hoping to start in the pre-philosophy program at St. Teresa’s Minor Seminary.

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George Tano

At the age of nine, George felt the Holy Spirit move him to pursue Holy Orders as he witnessed his parish priest celebrate Mass daily. George is in his third year of theology in the diocese of Wiawso and has an ardent desire to serve God and evangelize his community.

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Luke Gyebi

Luke was drawn to the priesthood after witnessing the reverence his late parish priest vested for Mass. A second-year Philosophy seminarian at St. Paul Catholic Seminary, Luke believes the “Church needs True Catholic priests who celebrate beautiful liturgies, adore Christ, and form the rest of humanity.”

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Thanks to YOU, Catholic World Mission has supported Benwen Lopez’s journey towards Priesthood since 2018.

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SMA Seminarians spend on average 11-12 years in formation as they train to heal the world both spiritually and materially.

Catholic World Mission has sponsored many seminarians in the last couple of years including Benwen Lopez of the diocese of Sindhudurg, India. Thanks to your generosity and prayers, Benwen has received a scholarship to continue his studies in Rome! Seminarians like George, Benwen, and many others are grateful for your continued support. In helping bring their vocations to fruition, you are participating in a precious miracle.

YOU have a unique opportunity to support these devoted young men as they serve our Heavenly Father and uplift countless lives around the world. These men dedicate up to fifteen years of their lives to preparing themselves for this selfless calling. In the true spirit of partnership, CWM commits to pay for half the cost of educating a seminarian while our partners cover the other half. The annual cost of $2,500 covers the cost of educating one seminarian.

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Your donation will not only go towards the Seminarian formation but also to the best interest of the communities they serve.

We pray that you join us as we work together and bring forth the remarkable young men who are wholly devoted to expanding the Kingdom of God. Gifts in any amount will help support the aspiring seminarians along their formation journey Through spiritual enrichment, they can fulfill their Divine Calling and build a Godly community as these seminarians may lead your local parish one day.

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