Catholic Charities Appeal 2024
Angel Scholarship Fund (2024 Tax Credit)Faith + Values Appeal for Catholic EducationFund A Dream
Heart of a ShepherdPriestly Formation
Spread the Faith: Northeast Ohio Catholic MagazineTributeWomen's Giving CircleGeneral Donation
Support the Church in Northeast Ohio and make a difference with your gift.
Demonstrate your gratitude to God for all the gifts with which God has blessed you.
Catholic Charities Appeal
Angel Scholarship FundFund A DreamFaith & Values Appeal
Priestly FormationHeart of a Shepherd
Northeast Ohio Catholic MagazineWomen’s Giving Circle
Enrich lives in Northeast Ohio through spiritual, educational, and charitable support.
We help foster faith-based stewardship in the community for the spiritual, educational and charitable needs of all.

Deacon David Chojnacki

It's harder to let your Christian light shine if you're short on outlets.

Fortunately, the Heart of a Shepherd campaign is funding much-needed interior renovations to Borromeo Seminary and Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology - providing at least one unexpected spiritual benefit to future priests like Deacon David Chojnacki.

"My room now accommodates a chair and lamp. Outlets were few and far between before these renovations." While this may sound like a minor convenience, David, 26, says the improvements have impacted his faith. "It's so nice to have these beautiful spaces that naturally lend themselves to prayer and reflection."

Following his graduation from Hudson High School eight years ago, David entered a seminary building at Borromeo that until recently remained largely unchanged since Bishop Anthony Pilla was a member of the first graduating class.
"I've always been proud of our seminary, but it's gotten even better," says David. "The renovations feel like a physical manifestation of this trend. Now, it just feels more like home."

In April, David was ordained a transitional deacon and is excited to begin his assignment at St. Mary Parish in Painesville this summer. And while the renovations are only about halfway complete, Deacon Chojnacki tells us they've brought new energy (beyond the electrical outlets) to the campus.

"We're blessed that most of the men who study here stay here." David is grateful that the men he will be ordained with are some of his best friends. They've grown together through their academic pursuits, prayer, and shared love of admittedly nerdy board games. "We're all excited to be able to serve our diocese and region together."

"Your donations are an investment in the future of the Church in Cleveland. Your support will ensure that we can educate tomorrow's spiritual leaders to guide the faithful here in Northeast Ohio."

Create Your Legacy

Demonstrate your gratitude to God for all the gifts with which God has blessed you.

Angel Scholarship Fund

Your participation in the Angel Scholarship Fund strengthens our schools - and our future - in countless ways.

Ways to Give

There are several ways you can support the ministries of the Church in Northeast Ohio and make a profound impact.