Fortieth Annual Seminarian Sendoff to Be Held in Early August

The 40th Annual Seminarian Sendoff will be held on Aug. 3 at the Krasa Center at Benedictine University in Lisle from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The theme this year is “Celebrating the Future of the Priesthood.” The sendoff provides an opportunity for members of the diocese to show their support and encouragement for the men – and their families – who are in formation for the priesthood.

Join Bishop R. Daniel Conlon’ Father Burke Masters, the diocesan vocation director; Serra Club members; and nearly 400 others who will get acquainted with the seminarians and their families during fellowship, dinner and a short program, including a brief introduction of each seminarian.

For reservations, please email John Matyasik at The cost is $25 for adults; children from the ages of five through 12 are $15; and children under the age of five are free. For more details and information on being a sponsor with the Serra Club, go to

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