MADISON -- Some say that the only prayers left unanswered are those interceding for sports and weather.
This August, prove them wrong by joining the seminarians for the Diocese of Madison at their annual Summer Seminarian Baseball Outing.
The annual event, sponsored by the Serra Clubs of Madison and Janesville, and the Southwest Vocations Club, will take place on Friday, Aug. 7, at Warner Park in Madison. The hometown Madison Mallards will take on their Northwood League rivals Eau Claire Express in a night game under the lights at the "Duck Pond."
Also attending with the seminarians and Serra Club members will be diocesan priests and deacons, many of whom have mentored the seminarians over the summer months. The annual baseball game is both a thank-you for the priests and a "send-off" to the young men in formation, who will soon return to school for the fall.
If you are interested in attending the baseball game, a limited number of tickets are available to purchase for $15 through the Office of Vocations. Contact Ben Emmel at 608-821-3115 or at
for more information.
The cost includes tailgate dinner, box seat to the Mallards game, and a donation to sponsor a guest seminarian or priest. Social and dinner starts in the Warner Park parking lot at 5 p.m., with first pitch thrown at 7:05 p.m.
If you would like to sponsor a priest or seminarian but are unable to attend the game, or would otherwise like to support vocations and the priesthood in the Diocese of Madison, send a check payable to the St. Joseph's Fund, Diocese of Madison, 702 S. High Point Rd., Madison, WI 53719. Donations are tax-deductible, and any amount is welcome and appreciated.
Ben Emmel is a seminarian for the Diocese of Madison.