St. John Vianney Fund for Priestly Formation


The Lord Answers Prayers

In 2001 Archdiocese of Vancouver circulated “Vocations Prayer” and Parishes were encouraged to pray this prayer at the end of every Sunday Mass. At that time there were 14 men studying to be priests, today we have 29 – the Lord is answering our prayers!

“The world looks to the priest, because it looks to Jesus! No one can see Christ; but everyone sees the priest, and through him they wish to catch a glimpse of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur and dignity of the priest!”
Saint John Paul II, Rome, October 13, 1979


The Need

Expense Per Seminarian Amount
The average cost to complete eight years of seminary studies* $81,600
Stipend during Theological Studies and Pastoral Year $13,500
Costs related to Application, Travel and Ordination $4,000



$99,100 or $35 / day

*Formation costs vary from candidate to candidate depending on age, level of education, and location.


Join me in Prayer

“I want to express my thanks for your commitment to join me in praying for Vocations – the Lord is answering our prayers. We have exceeded our pastoral goal of having 25 men in seminary by the year 2015. It gives me great joy to see young men responding to the call to love God with their whole heart and to spend their entire lives making Him known and loved by all. May I ask you to prayerfully consider becoming a monthly supporter of the new St. John Vianney Fund for Priestly Formation? The most important outcome of this project is that more men will be ordained as Priests to serve the growing Archdiocese of Vancouver. Thank you for considering my request. In assurance of my prayers, I remain

Sincerely yours in Christ,
J Michael Miller, CSB


Seminarians Video from the Annual Archbishop’s Dinner