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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 7/1/2024
Sacred Heart Seminary Shared Burse $2,695.28
Sorrowful Mother 2 Shared Burse $464.00
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 $4,657.00
Sacred Heart, Blessed Mother & St. Ann Shared Burse $4,253.00
St. Rita of Cascia Shared Burse $3,493.00
St. Philomena Shared Burse Completed
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 $2,797.00
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 $3,672.05
St. Germaine Shared Burse $2,500.00


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.*
  • Blessed Mother Mary Reserved Burse in memory of Raymond Andy Andrejasich
  • Sacred Heart Reserved Burse in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
  • Sacred Heart Reserved Burse in hour of St. Joseph, patron saint of the seminary
  • Sacred Heart Reserved Burse by Richard and Mary Kalich in memory of Richard J. Kalich
  • Sacred Heart Reserved Burse in memory of Qua Nguyen
  • Del Sagrado Corazón en honor de Alfredo & Esther Lopez

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
  • Seminarian Perpetual Burse in honor of St. Leo, in memory of Richard Kowalkowski by Yvonne B . Gavros
  • Mother of God Perpetual Burse In Loving Memory of Ralph and Eileen Rothstein
  • Mary, Mother of the Church In honor of the living and deceased members of the Magnus Thompson and Marguerite Smith Thompson Families
  • St. Dymphna Perpetual Burse In Honor of Gary Shatek
  • Seminarian Perpetual Burse in honor of St. Joseph, spouse of the Mother of God
  • Seminarian Perpetual Burse in honor of St. Joseph, spouse of the Mother of God in memory of Mr. and Mrs. B. Wolski and Mr. and Mrs. William Toseland
  • Seminarian Perpetual Burse in honor of Mr. Andy Boreyko and his family and two sisters, Lorraine and Valerie and Tony Rodriguez
  • Seminarian Perpetual Burse In honor of St. Joseph the spouse of the Mother of God in memory of the Poor Souls in Purgatory who have no one to pray for them
  • Sacred Heart Perpetual Burse in honor of Rev. Gerard B. Whelan
  • Sacred heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary In honor of St. Joseph the spouse of the Mother of God in memory of the Poor Souls in Purgatory who have no one to pray for them
  • St. Anthony of Padua in memory of Simon Ramstack
  • Holy Spirit Perpetual Burse in memory of Josef and Anna Steyer

*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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