FREE to Participate! It's Our 7th Year!
Our annual Adopt-a-Seminarian program focuses on providing prayer support and practical encouragement to all seminarians studying in the diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina during each seminary school year, from August to May.
This ministry helps both laity and future Priests! It introduces the men who may become future Pastors to prayerful laity in the diocese where they will one day serve as shepherds. Seminarians are able to experience the love of laity who are striving for holiness, and who are demonstrating their support through prayer and practical means. In turn, this program gives the laity a personal connection with a man who is also striving to be holy and follow Jesus. Our seminarians pray for their adoptive families too! This prayerful relationship can be sanctifying for both parties. Check out our Q&A below for more information.
How to Participate in 3 Easy Steps:
1. Let us know you want to participate. Fill out the form below anytime after August 15
2. Then you'll receive your Adoption Kit. This free kit will be sent to you via email within 3 days of signing up.
3. Finally, pray and send a note of encouragement to your seminarian. During this school year (from August 15 to May 14), pray for your seminarian and send him one note encouragement to introduce yourself and let him know you are praying for him (any support above and beyond this is optional, and we provide resources to help you decide if you'd like to do more).
Or, if you attend the Charlotte Diocese Eucharistic Congress on September 6 & 7, 2019:
You can pick up your free Adoption Kit at our booth at the Congress. Our booth will be located in the first row of booths, immediately next to the Eucharistic Congress Information Booth (draped in gold cloth).
To view our current seminarians on the Charlotte Diocese website, please click here.