Honor a Priest, Support a Vocation Plaque
How does it work?
Your tax-deductible donation of $180 will give you the ability to submit a priest's name to be added to the Chapel wall in Mary, Mother of Priests Chapel of 1000 Priests, to be part of Guadalupe Men's Vocation Discernment House in Fort Wayne Indiana, USA.
Information on Mary, Mother of Priests Chapel on this link: 1000priests.org
Your donation will help to restore the damage to Guadalupe house caused by a burst water pipe, prior to purchase.
Can I submit the name of a priest who is deceased?
Yes. We encourage in-memoriam sponsorships, as well as sponsorships for living priests.
What if I can't make a payment of $180 right now?
We have a buy now, pay later plan with PayPal. Please select that option when checking out.
Can I make a donation of some other amount?
Yes. We sincerely appreciate donations of all sizes. Donations up to $1000 accepted on this link.
What if more than one person wants to sponsor the same priest? Repeat names wouldn't add up to 1000 priests.
If a repeat name is submitted, it will be listed with a saintly patron. For instance, if two people want to sponsor Fr. Joe Smith, his plaques might read:
Father Joe Smith Saint Ignatius of Loyola Saint Francis Xavier Saint Augustine of Hippo
in Honor of Father Joe Smith in Honor of Father Joe Smith in Honor of Father Joe Smith
That way, 1000 priests' names will still be on our wall, to inspire the men who will pray daily in the Chapel.
If I submit a repeat name, can I choose the saintly patron?
You may suggest a saintly patron, but for the sake of simplicity, the Confraternity will have the final say on which saintly patron will be used.
When submitting a priest's name, please list first, middle, and last name if possible, and any Religious Order affiliation.
In thanks for your generosity, you will receive a Mary, Mother of Priests prayer card as well as a prayer card for the priest whom you sponsor..
If you wish to order a Mary, Mother of Priests Icon, see this link.
ALL SPONSORSHIPS AND DONATIONS TO THE CONFRATERNITY OF PENITENTS ARE FULLY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. THE CONFRATERNITY IS A NATIONAL, NON PROFIT, 501C3 ORGANIZATION UNDER THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.
Sponsorships may be made online via credit card, or by mailing a check with your sponsorship choice to:
CONFRATERNITY OF PENITENTS
1702 LUMBARD ST
FORT WAYNE IN 46803
Please note that for online transactions, a percentage is kept by our website provider as a processing fee. Checks would allow us to receive the full amount. Therefore, checks are our preferred method of payment, but we encourage you to give in whatever way you are able!
GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT!