Thank you for your interest in supporting seminarians:
The theological training and qualification of seminarians has always been an important focus of our aid. After all, future priests will ultimately be spiritual pillars and safeguard sacramental life. Therefore, our educational assistance mainly flows into countries where the suitable and continuous training of future priests is endangered or is not adequately ensured due to poverty, war or persecution.
In 2017, Aid to the Church in Need supported a total of 13,643 seminarians, 2,883 more than in the previous year. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, we have been able to fund every ninth seminarian worldwide.
Also the continuing education of God’s servants is an important concern to us. In the reporting year, we sponsored the continuing education of 2,874 priests who themselves will train seminarians and thus maintain the qualitative level of priestly formation in their home countries over the long term.
In addition, we were able to financially support courses and retreats, in which a total of 4,710 priests could find strength and required knowledge competence for a daily renewal of their vocation.
Aid to the Church in Need is entirely dependent on the support of our benefactors, we receive no funding from government. Only through the donations of 400,000 benefactors in 23 countries are we able to fulfil our mission of providing spiritual and pastoral support to the suffering Church.
Would you consider becoming a regular benefactor?
We are especially grateful to those who are able to support us as recurringdonors. This allows us to forsee what we are able to offer to the seminarians. Even a monthly donation of something as small as $5 helps us to know that we can allocate $60 per year to the suffering Church. You can change or cancel a monthly donation at any time.
Every person who donates $25 or more - will receive from us, as a small thank you, the beautiful Lourdes rosary beads, blessed by Pope Francis.
All our benefactors also receive our international newsletter The Mirror which includes stories of our work and the impact it is having around the world.
Please accept our deep thanks for your generosity on behalf of the thousands of seminarians in need of support.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37
- Donations to Aid to the Church in Need are not tax deductible as the Australian Taxation Office registers our charity as one for the enhancement of religion.
- If you choose a monthly gift it will be processed around the 28th of each month.
- Your personal information is never disclosed to or shared with any third parties.