Sunday, May 10, 2009

Father Damian Abbaticchio Vocation Fund

In initially sending out His Apostles, Christ instructed them to take nothing except the clothes on their backs, sandals and a walking stick. Their’s was a charge to cure the sick, cast out unclean spirits and most of all preach repentance. Everything else that they would need would come from the Lord through the hands of those that they met along the way.

In that spirit, we can assist the Lord in providing for our seminarians as they answer God’s call to become priests by supporting the Father Damian Abbaticchio Vocation Fund. Through a small monthly donation, you can support a local seminarian or other Catholics pursuing a monastic vocation by helping to offset costs associated with food, school books and other various living expenses that aren’t covered.

One hundred percent of all monies collected for this fund go directly to the cause. The only thing missing is your help and support.

Grants from this fund are open to individual Catholics in good standing with the Church who are enrolled in a traditional Catholic seminary or monastic order and in need of financial support. Selection will be based upon review by the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer. While grants will be directed almost entirely toward those in financial need with bona fide expenses related to pursuit of their vocation, UNA VOCE of Chesapeake will endeavor to support all applicants who meet the eligibility requirements as best possible.

All eligible applicants, upon acceptance, will be eligible for targeted grants by which donors can direct funding to a specific individual. Donations of a general nature (coming from non-targeted contributions and given for the overall good of the program) will be allocated on a continual basis in increments of $500 using a rolling schedule to cover all active recipients through their education.

To apply for this program or donate, please contact UNA VOCE of Chesapeake at:


All donations to this fund are tax deductible.