Catholic grouping of Young Christian Workers (YCW) in Malawi has called on people of goodwill to join the fundraising activity to support St. Peter’s Major Seminary in Zomba which is in deep financial crisis.
National President for the movement, Augustine Mulomole, said the group has learnt with concern that St. Peter’s Major Seminary is in deep financial crisis, requiring over K8 Million by July 2016 to finish the current academic calendar.
“As YCW, we have made a commitment to raise up to 500 thousand Kwacha as our contribution to the seminary,” said Mulomole.
He further said financial contributions can be made through Airtel Money and TNM Mpamba using the numbers 0997 541 127 or 0882 474 641.
Mulomole then encouraged all people of goodwill to support the Seminary so that the church can continue training priests.
“St. Peter’s is the University for young men aspiring to become priests and most YCW members, specifically boys, are at a stage of deciding to choose a vocation and priesthood is one such vocation. Even girls need priests too, so, if the seminary closes shop, then it will be difficult and very expensive for the Catholic Church in Malawi to train future priests,” he explained.
Since most well-wishers have committed to honour their pledges by the end of the month of June, Mulomole said YCW will be receiving the donations up to the end of this month of June and during the same period, it is set to consolidate all the donations and submit them to St. Peter’s.