Knights of Columbus seminarian pausing for a photo

As the strong right arm of the church, Knights of Columbus are committed to providing moral, financial and spiritual support to our future priests and religious at all stages of their formation.

The Knights of Columbus stand in solidarity with our priests and religious. Through this program, council and parish families will raise funds to support seminarians in their area. Though financial support is vitally important, it is not the only aspect of RSVP. Councils are also called to provide their “adopted” seminarian or religious aspirant with moral support and prayers for their success. 

Councils are required to provide financial support of at least $500 for a minimum of one seminarian.  Councils are also required to provide their “adopted” seminarian or religious aspirant with moral support and prayers for their success. Conduct various events in your parish and community in order to reach your goal! As a council, make a resolution to allocate a specific amount collected at various fundraisers for RSVP. In addition to financial support, councils are called to aid their “adopted” seminarian or postulant with moral and emotional support, and prayers for their vocation and vocations throughout the church. This is a central aspect of RSVP and must be fulfilled in order to satisfy the program requirements. Providing such support is easy and can be accomplished through a variety of efforts:  At the end of each council meeting or event, take a moment to remember the seminarian you support. Send cards to your seminarian or postulate on major holidays (i.e., Easter, Christmas), etc. Ask the seminarian or postulate how your council can best assist him or her throughout the year


” Vocations are Everybody's Business” Pray for Vocation's

Jerry Bean, PGK, PSD, FDM
State Vocations Chairman 

David A. Ely Sr. PGK
Council Vocations Chairman