Dear Seminary Tea Community and Friends,
Since 1935, the Archbishop’s Seminary Tea has been a tradition in our Archdiocese, providing a unique opportunity to gather together to meet with our special guests, Archbishop Sample, Bishop Peter, Retired Bishop Steiner, Retired Archbishop Vlazney and also Abbot Jeremy Driscoll and Monsignor Joseph Betschart from Mt. Angel Abbey.
Most importantly, the Tea is our annual fundraiser for the education of seminarians who are preparing to serve in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. There are currently 27 seminarians who need our financial and spiritual support. Seven of them are beginning their first year.
We are thrilled that this year’s Tea will be on April 24th at the Portland Golf Club from 3-6 PM. The tea has grown since 1935. It was held in private homes. Members baked cookies and made tea sandwiches. The tea has a rich heritage, and it is an honor to continue the tradition that began 89 years ago.
Through your generous donations and support, we can continue to reach our goal of raising funds for the education of our seminarians. We are grateful to all who have already donated monetarily but have given countless hours of volunteer work for our mission.
We look forward to seeing you on April 24th and please pray for our seminarians!
Gail Wilhelms, Seminary Tea Chair
Judy Winczewski Seminary Tea Co-Chair