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"The Mystery of Nazareth"

IPF Presents: The Mystery of Nazareth from IPF on Vimeo.

Bridge the Gap

Our goal for our virtual event on April 29th was to raise $150,000 for the IPF Summer Seminarian Program. Please help IPF to Bridge the Gap between tuition paid and the actual program cost for 1 or more seminarians. The gap is $1,000 per seminarian. 

You are invited to view the video presentation as we return to Nazareth to receive a sense of what the summer program offers seminarians, and ultimately the laity they will minister to in their priesthood.

The virtual event, originally presented on April 29th, showcased testimonials from bishops, alumni, faculty, and laity who have been impacted by the 27 years of IPF’s summer seminarian program, including Archbishop George Lucas, Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Bishop David Toups, Fr. Nicholas Cachia, and Fr. Marc Paveglio.

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, living in Nazareth, provided the inspiration for IPF’s largest and longest running program, the Summer Program for Diocesan Seminarians.  Those hidden years of spiritual development offered Jesus the time and place to mature and prepare for his ministry.  IPF strives to provide seminarians with a similar time and place.

While watching the video, you will be led back to Nazareth.  Through commentary and the testimonials, you will be given a glimpse into the summer program in a way few, except for the annual participants, have ever experienced. 

Hopefully, by the end of the program, you will have a deeper understanding of the importance of the seminarians hearing the words spoken to Jesus:  “You are my beloved son, with you I am well pleased”, then having the time and counter-cultural quiet space to allow those consoling words to be affirmed and carried with them, deep in their hearts, as they move toward priestly ministry. 

Questions? Contact Linda at 402-280-3901 or by email.