Prayer for the Campaign
Almighty and ever-loving God
We thank You for the gift of Diocesan Priests
Men who dedicate their lives to your service,
To teach Your Truth,
And to shepherd us closer to You.
May we always have men who answer Your call,
Inspire in Your people generous hearts
To provide for their education,
And to support them in their formative years.
May each member of The Diocese of Tyler
Be filled with a sacrificial spirit to support
The Priest of Tomorrow
Watch over the Diocese in this campaign,
Give us joy in serving You and Your Church
Now and forever.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Priests for Tomorrow: Teachers of Truth?
Priests for Tomorrow: Teachers of Truth is a one-time capital endowment campaign to raise a minimum of $15 million in gifts and pledges for the Diocese of Tyler Seminarian Endowment and for local parish needs
How will the Priests for Tomorrow Campaign affect the Bishop’s Annual Appeal?
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) will remain the vital source of day-to-day funding for the many ministries of the Diocese. Every Catholic will be asked to continue to generously support the BAA in their usual manner.
Priests for Tomorrow is a one-time extraordinary effort to ensure a permanent source of funding for seminarian formation. A $10 million investment in the Seminarian Endowment will provide us with the opportunity to double the number of seminarians we can form at any time. This will allow us to maintain the current number of priests serving in our diocese. Your sacrificial commitment to this cause will provide the initial investment needed to make this exciting future a reality.
Will my parish conduct the Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) during the Priests for Tomorrow Campaign?
Yes, the BAA will continue to be conducted in all parishes during the Priests for Tomorrow Campaign. The BAA provides the immediate funds needed to take care for our retired and sick priests, support our college students, form our couples, teach our children and more.