Presentation on theme: "In 2011, the Knights of Columbus established a scholarship program to help fund the education of seminarians preparing to become Catholic chaplains in."— Presentation transcript:
In 2011, the Knights of Columbus established a scholarship program to help fund the education of seminarians preparing to become Catholic chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces, pledging $1 million in scholarship money to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. Fundraising for the Order-wide project is led by the Fourth Degree, the patriotic degree of the Knights.
Through the Knights of Columbus Military Chaplain Scholarship program, the Military Archdiocese contracts with each participating diocese to fund 50 percent of the cost of a seminarian’s five-year education typically $12,500 per year. In return, the candidate agrees that, following ordination and three years of service at a parish, he will commit to serve as a military chaplain under the auspices of the military archdiocese for a minimum of three to five years. Through this scholarship program, the Order, too, hopes to ensure the future development of the Co-Sponsored Seminarian Program. Archdiocese for Military Services
Three years into the five year program, the Knights of Columbus has delivered checks in the amount of $800,000.00. These funds, in turn, will help produce a new generation of much-needed Catholic chaplains to minister to U.S. military personnel and their families.
Fr. Joseph T. O’CallahanFr. Vincent R. CapodannoFr. Charles J. WatersFr. Emil Kapaun Catholic Chaplains Awarded the Medal of Honor We as Knights proudly proclaim our dedicated stand in solidarity with our priests and our support of their unselfish service to the men and women in our Armed Forces. Through your generosity to the Knights of Columbus Military Chaplains Scholarship program, we will continue to help provide our Military servicemen and women and their families with dedicated and devoted priests who will follow in the tradition of their predecessors, giving all for the spiritual welfare of their comrades in arms.
Pope Paul VI, commented that for our Order to be successful in our efforts to promote vocations to the priesthood, we must draw seminarians from our own families of Knights: our sons, our nephews, our Brother Knights. Do you hear God’s calling in your life? Donate on Line