Published August 21, 2014
Seminarians have golfers to thank for their Nissan Versa.
The Men of St. Brigid in May held their annual golf tournament. The financial success of this fundraiser allows them to donate money to the Archdiocese of Atlanta Office of Vocations in the name of their late pastor, Msgr. Paul Reynolds. Money has been donated four years in a row.
Vocations Director Father Tim Hepburn said many seminarians carry student loans from previous colleges, so the office works to limit their out-of-pocket expenses.
“Without the generosity of the Men of St. Brigid, many of our seminarians would have to purchase their own cassock and surplice and four-volume Liturgy of the Hours, nearly a $700 expense. This gift each year gives us the peace of mind that our guys are not having to take on debt as they seek to answer God’s call,” he said.
This year, the money helped to buy a car for the seminarians to use while at seminary and at home while working in the parishes.
Father Hepburn said the seminarians were amazed by the generosity of the Men of St. Brigid. They were also grateful for the addition of a new car that is dependable as they prepare to return to seminaries, all of which are over eight hours’ drive from Atlanta, he said.