1978 Pontiac Trans Am Raffle
This year’s car is a Starlight Black ’78 T-Top Trans Am with gold SE style pinstriping and a numbers-matching 400 cid V8 in a detailed factory-correct engine compartment. This Bandit Tribute car comes with air conditioning, automatic overdrive transmission, and only 66,000 miles. Inside is an immaculate carmine vinyl interior with bucket seats and a classic engine-turned dash bezel. Buy a ticket and “watch old Bandit run!”
RAFFLE ON: JUNE 2, 2018 | You need not be present to win.
DIOCESE OF GALLUP VOCATIONS OFFICE
Supporting the Next Generation of Priests
The Vocations Office provides assistance to men who are in the priestly formation program and works to foster priestly vocations in the Diocese.
In 2014, the Vocations director, Fr. Matthew Keller, had the idea to combine his love of classic cars with his mission to support seminarians. Almost immediately, a friend noticed a Chevelle Super Sport in need of restoration.
And so, the V8s for Vocations program was born.
IN THE NEWS
Father Keller, vocations director with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup, N.M., “grew up in a car-rich environment” and never lost his love for automobiles, even after he received a higher calling. When one of Keller’s parishioners suggested he restore a car, Keller took it a step further. He thought that rebuilding a classic, raffling it off and using the proceeds to send a prospective priest to seminary school would be a great way to build fraternity and do God’s work at the same time.