March 13, 2020
Dear Friends of Notre Dame Seminary:
In consultation with Archbishop Aymond and state officials, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Notre Dame Seminary Gala and Auction scheduled for March 28, 2020. As much as we would like to host our event, we realize now is the prudent time to make this decision.
Out of an abundance of caution, our seminary campus will be closed to visitors and lay students over the next few weeks; however, seminarian formation will continue! Many of our faculty priests live and serve on our campus, and we are able to continue holding classes for seminarians with additional precautionary measures, such as limiting visitors, installing hand sanitizing stations, and enhancing cleaning procedures.
As you know, the annual Gala and Auction serves as our largest fundraiser each year providing a necessary portion of our financial needs, and we rely heavily on your support. While the event may be cancelled, our daily work of priestly formation will continue on. Your generosity ensures an effective, competent, and faithful formation of Priests of Jesus Christ, and for that, we are thankful.
We will still hold our online auction and raffles through Sunday, March 29th at 8:00 PM! Visit www.bidpal.net/NDSGala to register and begin bidding.
Our community remains healthy and in good spirits! We offer continued prayers for all who are ill and for the health and well-being of you and your families. With assurances of prayers, I am
Sincerely yours in the Lord,
Very Rev. James A. Wehner, S.T.D.