Supporting MSA Vocations – Friends of Jesus

Members of the laity who want to support MSA Vocations with their prayers and treasure are invited to join a Friends of Jesus Circle to support either a specific seminarian or vocations in general. Members provide financial assistance with either a monthly, quarterly, or yearly donation to help cover the cost of food, housing, formation, and tuition which is nearly $30,000 per year for six years. Friends of Jesus also regularly pray for MSA vocations and for specific seminarians.

Our newest member is studying at Holy Apostles College and Seminary is Dan Valente. He is being supported by the St. Thomas Friends of Jesus Circle. In addition, four MSA seminarians from Vietnam are also studying along with Dan. They are as follows: Br. John the Baptist Hieu, Br. Paul Lich, Br. Anthony Giap, and Br. Michael Hai.

You can set up an electronic donation to support vocations through our “Donation Page” or by contacting the MSA Bursar.


To join an existing circle please contact the individuals listed below. If you are interested in starting your own circle please contact Father Dennis Connell.

Contact Us
James Tabor
St. Thomas Friends of Jesus Circle

Father Dennis Connell
Friends of Jesus Coordinator

MSA USA Provincial Bursar