Society of St. Peter the Apostle

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Society of St. Peter the Apostle


The Society of St. Peter the Apostle, as one of the four Pontifical Societies, is the instrument of the Holy Father, the bishops, and all in the Church to provide spiritual and financial assistance to seminarians of the Developing World.

 The goal of The Society of St. Peter the Apostle is to invite individuals to support the education of candidates for the Catholic priesthood in the developing world, and to support the formation of men and women candidates for the religious life in the missions.  In its first year, The Society of St. Peter the Apostle sent help for some 2,700 seminarians in the missions.  Today, more than 30,000 major seminarians, mostly in Africa and Asia, receive an annual subsidy of $700 per student so that these young men may continue to answer the call to serve as priests.   

 The typical mission seminarian is from a poor family.  The seminarian’s family contributes the little it can; his bishop is hard-pressed for funds; and the people this young man will serve once ordained a priest are also often struggling merely to survive. 


Fundraising in the Diocese of Pittsburgh consists of an annual direct mail campaign in the summer.  If you would like to be included in this mailing, please call 412-456-3065, email to,  or write to us:


St. Peter the Apostle

Diocese of Pittsburgh Mission Office

111 Boulevard of the Allies

Pittsburgh, PA  15227