Seminary Education Endowment

The Burse Fund is an endowment program for priestly formation and education. Burse gifts are accumulated in an independent fund, and are allowed to grow. As the principal of the fund grows, so do the annual earnings. Only the interest income generated by the fund is used to cover our expenses. In this way we insure that funds are available in the future for the education of candidates for the priesthood.

There are three options for burse donations:

Shared Burses are open to anyone who wishes to make a gift to an existing burse for any donation amount, or you may choose to begin a new Shared Burse with a minimum gift of $500. A Shared Burse is considered completed when it reaches $5,000 in donations. Shared Burses may be named in honor of Christ, the Blessed Mother, or a favorite Saint.
Shared Burses Amount Remaining
as of 8/3/2016
Sorrowful Mother 2 Shared Burse $964.00
St. Joseph 13 Shared Burse $3,440.00
St. Peregrine 2 Shared Burse $2,120.00
St. Lucy #3 Shared Burse $2,172.00
St. Jude 7 Shared Burse $1,897.00
Lady of Campion 5 Shared Burse $3,882.00
Lady Guadalupe 3 Shared Burse $4,248.00
Divine Mercy #2 Shared Burse $3,245.00
St. Mark Shared Burse $3,418.00
Lady Queen of Peace Shared Burse $3,785.00
St. Thomas the Apostle Shared Burse $3,730.00
St. Thomas More Shared Burse $4,282.00
Holy Spirit Shared Burse $3,349.00
The Blessed Mother Shared Burse $3,137.00
Our Lord Jesus Shared Burse $4,386.00
Our Lady of Fatima $4,150.00
St. Michael Archangel $4,157.00
Sacred Heart, Blessed Mother & St. Ann Shared Burse $4,253.00
St. Rita of Cascia Shared Burse $3,493.00
St. Philomena Shared Burse $947.72
St. Theresa Shared Burse $4,260.50
St. Katharine Drexel Shared Burse $4,273.00
St. Anthony of Padua 4 Shared Burse $2,549.50
Soul of Purgatory Shared Burse $4,341.00
Precious Blood of Jesus Shared Burse $4,092.00
St. Michael Shared Burse $3,497.00
Christ & Our Blessed Mother Shared Burse $4,373.00
St. John the Baptist de la Salle Shared Burse $3,897.00
St. Cecelia Shared Burse $3,998.00
St. Anne #3 Shared Burse $4,858.00
Infant of Prague #3 Shared Burse $4,666.50
Sacred Heart 36 Shared Burse $3,872.05


Reserved Burses are open to individuals or families who give or pledge $5,000 or more. This pledge can be paid at one time or over a period of five years and may be started with a gift of $500 or more.*
  • Devine Mercy Reserved Burse in memory of Clarence & Teresa Springer by Merline Tauzier, niece
  • St. Anthony of Padua Reserved Burse in memory of John Lightfoot, Adelaide Laurino and the Lioi Family by Mary Lightfoot
  • Sacred Heart Reserved Burse in honor of St. Jude by Mrs. Carol Awbrey
  • Dr. & Mrs. Charles D. Fox, Jr. Reserved Burse in honor of Father Frank Clancy, S.C.J. by Dr. and Mrs. Charles D. Fox, Jr.
  • Sacred Heart Reserved Burse in memory of the Peter Schneeberger Family by Bernice Schneeberger
  • Sacred Heart Burse in gratitude of Fr. Paul Kelly, SCJ by Elisabeth Stieg
  • Holy Family Burse Reserved Burse in honor Joseph Renot Family by Esther Renot
  • Sacred Heart Reserved Burse Memory Of Mary Claire Foley By Ann G. Haley
  • St. Ann Reserved Burse in honor of Albert and Anna Mueller

Perpetual Burses are open to individuals or families who give or pledge $25,000 or more. This burse can be paid at one time or over a period of five years and may be started with a gift of $1,000 or more.*
  • Trippel Family Perpetual Burse in honor of Fr. Jack and Eileen Trippel by Tom & Rhonda Trippel
  • St. Joseph Perpetual Burse in memory/honor of the living and deceased members of the Toseland, Wolski and Bracamonte Families by Dr. Edward Toseland
  • Saints Roman & Helen Perpetual Burse in memory of Roman and Helen Rosinski by Helen Rosinski
  • Sacred Heart Perpetual Burse in memory of Margaret B. Reuter
  • Infant Jesus of Prague Perpetual Burse in memory of Michael, Jr., Helen L. and Dolores Chervenak
  • Our Lady of Angels Perpetual Burse in honor of Margarita and Louis Leilich
  • Sacred Heart Perpetual Burse in honor of God the Father and in memory of Maria & Franz Reitter by Joseph L. & Johanna F. Reitter

*Reserved and Perpetual Burses may be named in honor of Christ, the Blessed Mother, a favorite Saint, or in memory or appreciation a loved one. Donors will also receive a certificate commemorating their Burse and the donor's name shall be memorialized on the Tree of Life and in the Recognition Book at Sacred Heart Monastery.

Burses may also be established through a designation in one's will as a testamentary. What a wonderful legacy it would be to know that future priests will be educated because of your generosity.
 
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