Fortunately, our Archdiocese is currently seeing a resurgence in men who have discerned and embraced their calling to the Priesthood, with a nearly record number now in seminarian formation. These men, who have committed themselves to Christ, His Church and people, represent a robust future for our Faith, and money from the Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries aids them in their formation. Appeal funds help cover the costs of housing, health insurance, textbooks, and other educational materials. Moreover, by aiding in our seminarians’ discernment through gifts to the Appeal, Appeal donors proclaim their solidarity with priestly candidates, alerting them to their sisters and brothers in Christ who are willing to invest in and accompany them on their journeys to priestly life.