Sponsor a Seminarian

Sponsor a seminarian

Mundelein seminarians represent the global face of the Church, preparing men from 39 dioceses across the United States and around the world. This year Mundelein Seminary, the largest Catholic seminary in North America, will provide educational and formational preparation for more than 200 seminarians to serve as priests of Jesus Christ. Each school year, our community is tasked with raising $3 million in scholarship needs in order to prepare the next generation of parish priests.

A recently ordained Mundelein priest with family after Ordination.

Your support is vital for the future of our Catholic Church

Levels of Support

Per year

Number of Current Seminarians


Number of new priests ordained in 2016 from USML


How Funding Works:

$47,000 – Full cost to educate, house and feed each seminarian for one year.

$35,000 – Tuition paid for by each Sending Bishop or Archbishop

$12,000 – Financial “Gap” to be raised by Mundelein Seminary community for each seminarian

2016-17 Annual Goal: $2,520,000

Funding raised year-to-date (since 7/1/16):  $TBD


All seminarian preparation and formation adheres to the Program of Priestly Formation (PPF) put out by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Mundelein Seminary integrates the four pillars of the PPF, which include Intellectual Formation, Human Formation, Pastoral Formation and Spiritual Formation.

Who are you supporting?

What can you expect from us?

What can you expect from us?

Annual or monthly impact reportingInvitations to annual events
Tax-deductible documentation and reportingOpportunities to meet sponsored seminarians at university events
Perpetual remembrance in daily Masses and prayers offered by the community and seminariansAccess to University of Saint Mary of the Lake campus during designated times

Questions about sponsorships?

Ryan Butts
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Mundelein Seminary
1000 East Maple Avenue
Mundelein, Illinois 60060