Seminarian Support


For the current school year 2019-20, there are nine seminarians in formation for the Diocese of Sacramento. Five are studying at Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon and four at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park.

One of the ways we encourage our seminarians is by sending letters of encouragement, cards for their birthdays and other holidays. Each September the Vocations Ministry distributes a Seminarian Birthday flyer which includes a photo of each seminarian along with his date of birth and address. St. Mel parishioners are wonderful about sending cards on their birthdays and the seminarians greatly appreciate each one. Most importantly, seminarians are happy to know how they can pray for you – so corresponding with them is a win-win!


Click here for  birthday flyer