OUR CENTER OF FAITH FORMATION
September 20, 2019 | Pastor's Corner
The Diocese of Buffalo is very fortunate that we have Christ the King Seminary. Many people think of a seminary as a place where men go for formation in the priesthood. While this is true Christ the King Seminary offers much more to people of all walks of life seeking to further their spiritual development.
Christ the King Seminary is a center of faith formation for our diocese. The seminary helps students of all ages and backgrounds grow faithfully in Christ in order to serve God as seminarians, priests, deacons, lay ministers, volunteers and more.
This year 30 seminarians are currently enrolled, up from just 12 a few years ago. Our parishioner Ryan Keating is continuing his formation at the seminary. Eight seminarians were ordained to the priesthood in June of 2019. They are part of the 100 plus students enrolled in graduate and continuing education classes at Christ the King. Over 380 lay people have received degrees and certificates from the seminary.
All are welcome at the seminary. Visitors are invited to attend lectures, retreats, continuing education classes, enroll in graduate programs, or simply take a walk around the grounds.
Christ the King also had recently finished a major construction project to update the classroom building which is now known as the education center. Improvements include updated lighting, windows, and furnishings as well as the addition of an elevator. The project was funded, in large part, through the Upon This Rock campaign.
Every year Christ the King Seminary looks to the people of the Diocese to help support their mission. Next weekend is the appeal for Christ the King Seminary. Your support is greatly appreciated.