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Office of Vocations - Seminarians

In the past five years, we have had one man ordained to serve as priest in the Diocese of Baker and another four are currently in seminary. They depend on the Appeal to support their preparation.

Caleb   Cunningham Daniel
Jose Luis


Steve Garza is attending Pope John XXIII Seminary in Boston. Caleb Cunningham, Daniel Gutierrez, and Jose Luis Melendez attend Mt. Angel Seminary near Salem.


Ongoing Formation of Clergy Priest Health & Retirement Fund


Education and formation doesn't end at ordination. Funding supports continuing academic studies, retreats and a summer gathering of all priests in our Diocese, as well as our new and growing Quo Vadis program for young men interested in the priesthood.

The Priest Health and Retirement Association of the Diocese of Baker was established to provide monthly stipends and medical insurance for priests who served the Church in Eastern Oregon before their retirement. But this account is still “underfunded”; so priests count on the Bishop’s Annual Appeal for financial support in their retirement years.


Please prayerfully consider making the most generous gift you can make;
a gift that expresses your gratitude to God as experienced in your life today.
Your gift can be made as a pledge payable on a monthly basis or as a one-time gift.

Click here for Donation Information and how to give.

Contributions to the Bishop's Annual Appeal are tax-deductible as provided by law.