Investing in Vocations for the Life of the Church

Leaving a legacy

For donors who wish to support vocations to the priesthood and diaconate, considering a gift as part of your estate plan can be a powerful and lasting way to ensure men and women have the opportunity to freely follow God’s call to consecrated life by providing perpetual support for seminary studies, novitiate and formation. Learn about the many ways you can include vocations in your giving plans, get advice, or a referral to a planning professional.

Legacy Planning Information

$1.2 MILLION

in ENDOWED DONOR FUNDS
GENERATES

$60 THOUSAND

ANNUALLY for PRIEST & DEACON
VOCATIONS

Did you know, the Foundation offers FREE estate planning for priests?

In partnership with the Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board members, priests have access to complimentary estate planning services. With this guidance, our priests can be assured that their own spiritual, material and charitable wishes will be carried out at the end of life or in the event that they become incapacitated. Several funds and scholarships in the care of the Foundation were established by priests in the Diocese of Phoenix who had the foresight to create a thoughtful and prayerful plan.

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The power of prayer

Discernment requires prayer and the support of our entire faith community. Please join us in this beautiful prayer for vocations from St. John Paul II:

Lord Jesus, once You called the first disciples in order to make them fishers of men. Continue to let resound today Your sweet invitation: "Come and Follow Me."

Grant to young men and women the grace of responding promptly to Your voice. Sustain our bishops, priests, and consecrated souls in their apostolic work. Give perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are fulfilling the ideal of a life of total consecration to Your service.

Enkindle in our communities a missionary zeal. Send, Lord, workers into Your fields and do not let mankind be lost because of a lack of pastors, missionaries, and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel.

Mary, Mother of the Church, Model of Vocations, help us say "Yes" to the Lord Who calls us to collaborate in the divine design of salvation. Amen.

*Banner photo courtesy of The Catholic Sun