Seminary Formation Fund, Indonesia

Project Leader:

Very Reverend Robert Kosek, Crsp

The fund will help Indonesian seminarians in their studies and religious formation at the Sto. Franciscus Xavier Maria Bianchi Formation House. In June 2013, the Barnabite Fathers expanded its apostolic activity to Indonesia, where Catholic presence is a minority. It consists of more than 17 000 islands, where small Catholic communities are found on the main Islands. The Barnabite Fathers have established Sto. Franciscus Xavier Maria Bianchi Formation House in the Diocese of Maumere and currently, we have currently 10 seminarians under our care (distributed among Philosophy 9, Theology 1 students), frequenting the university 15 kilometers away from the city. Most of the seminarians comes from big families and their parents have difficulties sending enough money to pay for their tuition fees, board, and lodgings. In the religious and pastoral aspect, the diocese needs help from the religious congregations that are present in the Diocese. Considering that the Diocese has an area of 1732 square kilometers with a total population 300,328 out of which Catholics are 91% (274,273). These Catholics are being served by 62 Diocesan priests and 134 religious priests. The ratio of priests to Catholics in Indonesia is approximately 1 to 1428. Therefore, we need to train more local young Indonesian so that the local Church will be able to serve the faithful even in the most remote part of the Diocese. Most of the time due to the lack of priests many of these communities will have to wait even for a year to have mass celebrated in their small chapels. Our religious Congregation shoulders the expenses in their spiritual formations, but we need some external monetary support to cover the academic cost and living allowances. The vocation campaign has been severely hampered by the current pandemic. Please consider supporting their vocations.

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$5,275

of $5,000 raised



Albino donated $500.

Joseph donated $2,000.

Anonymous donated $650.

Dave donated $25.

Anonymous donated $2,000.

What your donation can do!

  • $50 helps buy textbooks
  • $100 helps secure enrollment
  • $250 helps provide food and shelter


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A heartfelt Thank-You note the Rector and Superior Fr. Joselito Ortega, CRSP



3 months ago

Albino donated $500.

3 months ago

Joseph donated $2,000.

3 months ago
  

Project Leader:

Robert Kosek, CRSP
July 8, AD 2021 - God has two dwellings - one in Heaven and the other in a generous heart. --- Dear Joseph, Thank you for your kindness and very generous donation of $2,000 dollars as support towards our Barnabite formation efforts in Indonesia. It is a real consolation to me to realize that there are those who are willing to make sacrifices in order to share in our mission of the Catholic Church. In a very real sense, you are among those who give life to our existence as a seminary, where are being formed young men to become a fisherman for Christ. The generosity of benefactors like you never ceases to amaze me. It is always heartwarming when we are surprised by an unexpected donation. It is with deep and mindful gratitude that I send you my priestly blessing. You cannot even imagine with what joy and gratefulness we welcome your very generous consideration during this very trying pandemic time also for us. A donation like yours, as you know, goes a long way in helping us in forming our seminarians every month. Thank you for what you have done for us through your generous gift in our effort to prayerfully imitate the ultimate servant, Jesus Christ Our LORD, in what we strive to do each and every day. God bless! Sincerely Yours in the Lord, Fr. Robert Kosek, CRSP, Director of Mission Development Office barnabitemissions@gmail.com

3 months ago

Anonymous donated $650.

3 months ago
  

Project Leader:

Robert Kosek, CRSP
July 07, AD 2021 - God has two dwellings - one in Heaven and the other in a generous heart. --- Dear Anonymous Donor, Thank you for your kindness and very generous donation of $650 dollars as support towards our Barnabite formation efforts in Indonesia. It is a real consolation to me to realize that there are those who are willing to make sacrifices in order to share in our mission of the Catholic Church. In a very real sense, you are among those who give life to our existence as a seminary, where are being formed young men to become a fisherman for Christ. The generosity of benefactors like you never ceases to amaze me. It is always heartwarming when we are surprised by an unexpected donation. It is with deep and mindful gratitude that I send you my priestly blessing. You cannot even imagine with what joy and gratefulness we welcome your very generous consideration during this very trying pandemic time also for us. A donation like yours, as you know, goes a long way in helping us in forming our seminarians every month. Thank you for what you have done for us through your generous gift in our effort to prayerfully imitate the ultimate servant, Jesus Christ Our LORD, in what we strive to do each and every day. God bless! Sincerely Yours in the Lord, Fr. Robert Kosek, CRSP, Director of Mission Development Office barnabitemissions@gmail.com

3 months ago

Dave donated $25.

3 months ago
  

Project Leader:

Robert Kosek, CRSP
Dear Dave, Thank you for your generosity ! We, at Barnabite Seminary in the Philippines, appreciate your donation of $ 25.00 and your sacrifice. Your support helps to further our mission through the formation of our seminarians, including their education and their livelihood. Your support is invaluable to us, thank you again! If you have specific questions about our mission be sure to visit our work please reach out to Fr. Robert Kosek. Sincerely yours in Christ, Fr. Robert Kosek, CRSP Director of Mission Development Office barnabitemissions@gmail.com

3 months ago


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