Car Raffle to Gear Up Vocations « V8s for Vocations

OUR NEXT V8

1978 Pontiac Trans Am

Trans Am Bird Logo

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 DATE

JUNE 2, 2018

LOCATION

Gallup, NM (you need not be present to win)

RAFFLE TICKET

Donation $25. We pay the taxes.

WHO WE ARE

Supporting the Next Generation of Priests

Bishop and Priests in the Diocese of Gallup

The Early Struggles

How can we educate our seminarians?

Due to a prolonged financial crisis, the Vocations Office at the Diocese of Gallup struggles to educate the seminarians, let alone build a local seminary. Sending students to other seminaries can cost $20,000 per annum.

First V8: the Chevelle

A Silver Lining

A solution that is working and fun

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. This is the beginning of the V8s for Vocations.

Rev. Keller on the Firebird

A Fruitful Project

Helping seminarians and building fellowship with workers

Chevelle was raffled, and Firebird comes along. This total restoration involves the hands of many people: the seminarians, Knights of Columbus, local mechanics and car enthusiasts,

Deacon Mitchell Brown

For Our Future Priests

Educated Priests are the Future of Catholicism

From thousands of tickets you have bought, we are able to send our seminarians to study. Here is an example. Deacon Mitchell Brown, recently ordained to diaconate, is now studying in Rome and just had the privilege to read the Gospel at a Papal Mass. We're thrilled.

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Learn More About Us

Drop a Line

505-726-8295

Our Address

503 W Historic Hwy 66
PO Box 369, Gallup, NM 87305