March 30, 2020



Dear Seminary Tea Community and Friends,


In light of the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 virus and directives issued by Governor Brown and Archbishop Alexander Sample, the 85th Annual Archbishop’s Seminary Tea, previously scheduled for April 29th 2020, has been canceled. While this is unprecedented and unfortunate, the safety, health and well-being of our participants, volunteers and committee members is our highest priority.


Since 1935, the Tea has been a joyful springtime tradition in our Archdiocese, providing a unique opportunity to gather as a community to meet the Archbishop and special guests from the Archdiocese and Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary. Most importantly, the Tea is an annual fundraiser for the education of seminarians who are preparing to serve in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.


While we will miss seeing you at the 2020 Archbishop’s Seminary Tea, we remain committed to our goal of raising the equivalent of at least one year’s tuition for one seminarian. We are confident that with your support we can still raise these critical funds. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Seminary Tea Committee in the amount of $35 (the cost of Tea admission) or more, via the online donation button below.


We are grateful to those of you who have already given generously to the 2020 Tea through ticket purchases, donations, underwriting and countless volunteer hours. We appreciate your continued support of our mission and pray for the health and well-being of everyone in our community during this challenging time.




Lynn Baumgardner

2020 Seminary Tea Committee Chair



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Thank you for supporting the mission of the Seminary Tea Committee. The Seminary Tea Committee is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations are tax-deductible. We will provide you with a receipt for your tax records.


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