The New-American Roman Catholic Bible has recently been updated to reflect language being used in the Roman Missal.  Your gift will purchase a new bible that will be used by a seminarian during his discernment for the priesthood. 



Gas Card

Seminarians travel from St. John Fisher Seminary Residence in Stamford to Sacred Heart University for their academic courses as well as to parishes on weekends to assist with Masses.  Your gift will purchase a tank of gas for necessary travel.  



Groceries for One Week

Your gift will purchase groceries for St. John Fisher Seminary Residence to be used for the preparation of breakfast and dinner meals.  These items include meats, fruits and vegetables, grains and other essential nutritional items.



Liturgy of the Hours Prayer Books

Each seminarian needs a four-volume Liturgy of the Hours Prayer Books for reflection and study.  The prayer book is used throughout the day to include morning, afternoon, and evening private time with our Lord, Jesus Christ.    It is during this period of discernment that a future priest is formed in Christ’s grace. 



A Cassock and Surplice for One Seminarian

A cassock and surplice are used by a seminarian during all Masses and prayer services during his period of discernment. 



Books and Miscellaneous Costs for One Semester

Purchase the books and miscellaneous materials for a seminarian to attend one semester at the Major Seminary.  Most seminarians from the Diocese of Bridgeport study at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD.




Vestments are used by seminarians at St. John Fisher Seminary Residence for all Masses with Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano and assisting clergy with weekend Masses in their parishes.  Your gift will purchase one vestment for a seminarian to use while in residence.



Tuition for One Class in the Major Seminary

The average cost to attend a semester at a Major Seminary is $21,000.  Your gift will cover the tuition for one class for a seminarian.     


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