It is asking 100,000 Catholic families for donations. This is the public phase of their fundraising. The diocese plans on using donations to help establish retirement funds for priests. Money raised will also go towards students interested in priesthood. Although the diocese has seen an increase in interest, they want to be able to provide financial assistance.
"We want more we're very happy with 25 we do want more and we hope the people will support our campaign so we can afford to send more to the seminary," diocese Aposotlic Administrator Bishop Robert Cunningham said.
The diocese is $4 million shy of their goal of $14 million.