If you would like to support the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales now, please consider an on-line donation.
Simply complete the secure form, and we will process your generous gift with ease and no expense to our administrative offices. From providing tuition-free Catholic education to students from poor families in the inner city and caring for those struggling with poverty addiction in the poorest and most dangerous urban neighborhoods to ensuring our aged and infirm priests and brothers a dignified care in their final years and guaranteeing a strong training for our next generation, we need your help! Be assured of our vast gratitude and of our prayers for you and those you love.
Capital Needs Campaign
We are in the planning stages for a major renovation at Buckley Hall. Before we can embark on this project, however, we must ensure the structure will be safe for many more years to come. The first step in this process is to replace the flat roofs that cover portions of the building. After years of protecting the men living at Buckley Hall from harsh winter storms, scorching summer sun and everything in between; the roofs are overdue for a much-needed replacement.
Help an Oblate Seminarian
On August 10, we celebrated these talented men as they made their First Profession of Vows at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington. Welcoming Jimmy, Jon and Matt into the Oblate community that Saturday morning was a truly joyous occasion.
They need our help, just as we need yours.
As you know from our past letters, it costs more than $41,000 a year, per seminarian, for their training and studies. We can't meet this need without your generous support.
Help Keep a Catholic School Student Learning
Nativity Preparatory School of Wilmington provides tuition-free education for middle school boys from the inner-city where their educational options are painfully limited. Founded by the Oblates, this school connects students with an extended-day and extended-year programs of study, physical exercise, and nutrition. Your generosity can transform a boy’s life.
Help the Poorest Among Us
DeSales Service Works is the ministry of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales that works among our poor neighbors in urban environments. Presently in Camden, New Jersey, we serve children with education, food, attention, and hope. We seek to bring their parents to heal from undereducation and unemployment. We walk with them to healing and rehabilitation from addiction and abuse. Your generosity can change a life.
Help a Retired Oblate Priest or Brother
Having worked for years in the church, many of our priests and brothers are retired and now committed to praying for you and your families. Some are infirm and need great assistance with the activities of daily living. We are proud to provide a dignified care that you would want for yourself or your loved ones. As you know, such care is costly, and we need your help. Your generosity can give care to an Oblate priest or brother in his final years.
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Ian M Kelley
Direct Mail Manager