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Giving Heart Day 2023 Furthers Sacred Heart’s Mission

Thank you for your participation and generosity

by Editorial Team

Sacred Heart Major Seminary recently concluded its annual Giving Heart Day, an opportunity for the community to invite friends and family to support the mission of forming the next generation of priests, deacons and lay ministers to carry out the New Evangelization, 

We extend our deepest gratitude to all who graciously participated this year. Your prayers and financial support advance our mission and allow us to form the next generation of leaders who will bring the Good News to our parishes, schools, and communities. Your belief in and backing of this mission plays an indispensable role. Thank you for your unwavering generosity.

Each year, Giving Heart Day highlights the generosity of our community and serves as a testament to God's abundant blessings. Director of Alumni Relations & Special Events Emily Berschback reflected on the success of the initiative, “What an awesome day to be able to share the mission of SHMS! I continue to be amazed by the generosity of our donors and friends.” Inspired by the support shown by so many, she went on to say, “I hope you know the difference your gift makes, thank you for investing in our future Priests, Deacons, and Lay Leaders. Know of our continued prayers to you and your families during this Advent season.” 

Highlighting the wide reach of Sacred Heart’s impact, Fr. Stephen Burr, Rector noted that “The reach of Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a mission for the local Church as well as the many dioceses, religious communities, and international students we serve. Giving Heart Day sees donations from the wide community of Sacred Heart.” He expressed his gratitude to the many who make that reach possible commenting, “The generosity of our donors brings the life of Jesus Christ into so many people by the priests, deacons, and lay ministers who receive formation from this seminary. I am grateful to our donors for their generous participation to fund the programing at the seminary."

If you haven’t yet had the chance to contribute to Sacred Heart, there's still an opportunity to join this meaningful cause. Until the end of December, you can contribute to Giving Heart Day and support the seminary’s mission by visiting If you haven’t yet had the chance to contribute to Sacred Heart, there's still an opportunity to join this meaningful cause. Please visit to make a gift. Your continued prayers for our mission are always appreciated.

We express our heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the entire Sacred Heart community. Thank you for consistently making this crucial work possible. And know that you are continually held in the prayers of everyone here at Sacred Heart. 

Save the date for next year’s Giving Heart Day, which will be held on December 8, 2024!

by Editorial Team

Editorial Team

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Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a Christ-centered Catholic community of faith and higher learning committed to forming leaders who will proclaim the good news of Christ to the people of our time. As a leading center of the New Evangelization, Sacred Heart serves the needs of the Archdiocese of Detroit and contributes to the mission of the universal Church.