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The benefits of joining the Bishop's GuildBenefits of Membership


For Seminarians

  • Support for their pastoral formation.
  • Support for their success in achieving the Four Pillars.
  • Support for our seminarians in understanding that vocations come from real experiences in life.


For Priests

  • Supplemental funding through the Priest’s Care Fund for housing, healthcare and other services for our priests who have retired, are disabled, or need assistance.
  • Support for their pastoral leadership, service and fellowship.


Bishop Michael F. Olson speaks to membersFor Bishop's Guild Members

  • Member-only functions hosted by Bishop Michael Olson.
  • Fellowship opportunities for Bishop’s Guild members across the Diocese.
  • A deepening of the faith of Bishop’s Guild members through broader social connections,
  • Education and evangelization
  • A deepening of members’ understanding of the selection and formation process of seminarians--intellectual, spiritual, emotional, pastoral and social.
  • A specially-designed lapel pin.


For the Diocese

  • Sharing of the Bishop’s vision for the growth and evolution of the Diocese.
  • Stronger sense of community.
  • Solidarity in the succession plan for Diocesan priests.





Paula ParrishPaula K. Parrish, CFRE
Executive Director of Advancement Foundation


Michele PurgasonMichele Purgason
Bishop's Guild President


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