Jacob Wells, a graduate of UC Berkeley, has served at St. Margaret Mary for the past few years as one of it’s dedicated Master of Ceremonies. After a year of candidacy in Germany, he is entering the St Philip Neri Seminary of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Gricigliano (near Florence), Italy for the Fall. A fundraising party was held last week at the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club, to help raise funds for the cost of his seminary studies (see photos here). The seminary asks its seminarians to pay 750€ per month for tuition, which currently is $845.70 (about $8,457 for the academic year), not including other expenses.
A limit of $12,000 was placed on the donation website in order to provide for those other expenses and to raise money for the following years. Bear in mind that when you generously donate to the cause of his ordination, when, God willing, he gets ordained, he in some way becomes your priest. He keeps track of the names of his benefactors, and one day, will say mass for them. Many thanks for your prayers and kind generosity in supporting our seminarians!