Prayer for Vocations

"Dear God you taught 'The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest" (Matthew 9:37-38). Raise up for your Church, we pray, men after your own mind and heart, to serve your people with wisdom and courage, humility and strength, for the common good of all and the glory of your name. Amen."

Annual Seminary Appeal  

Each year the fourth Sunday of Easter is Good Shepherd Sunday and is designated as the 'World Day of Prayer for Vocations'. A special collection is taken up in parishes across all the dioceses on this Sunday; it is the main source of income for the training of seminarians in New Zealand.

Individual Donations

Individual donations made directly to Holy Cross Seminary greatly aid necessary funding for student education, formation, accommodation, teaching and administration needs and costs. Such donations are much appreciated and gratefully received.

  • Payments by Cheque:
    Make Cheque payable to:

Holy Cross Seminary Ponsonby.
PO Box 47 406


  • Online Donation:
    Make a payment to:

Holy Cross Seminary Ponsonby
Bank Account - 06 0199 0093928 00

Please include 'Donation' as reference and your name.

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Leaving Holy Cross Seminary something in your Will helps us to secure and build up a capital fund for our future. If you have any queries about making a donation please telephone +649 3605375 xtn 0 or contact us by email on