HISTORY and PURPOSE
In 1998, the Hamilton Diocesan Council initiated the Pennies for Seminarian's Fund which began as a fun challenge between the Knights of Columbus and The Catholic Women's League in our diocese. The League had an overwhelming response to this as individual members and councils contributed their pennies and loose change in support of the seminarians of our diocese.
In the ensuing years, the money raised was given to the bishop at the annual convention closing banquet and then distributed by the bishop to seminaries for their use.
In 2012 the diocesan council refocused Pennies for Seminarian's and introduced Our Lady of Good Counsel Bursary for seminarians. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to a seminarian who is attending a local seminary: St. Augustine, St. Peter or St. Philip Neri.
The bursary will continue to grow through the generous donations of the members of The Catholic Women's League throughout the diocese.
Each year at our Annual Vocations Mass the successful recipient will be announced.
CRITERIA and PROCESS
WHERE TO SEND APPLICATION
Send completed application to:
The Diocesan Council of The Catholic Women's League