Spiritual enhancement​ is nourishing  and developing personal relationships with God. Out of those developing relationships comes the realization of God's love and everlasting mercy.  The spiritual enhancement point provides opportunities for members to spend time with God.


  • Spiritual Chair: Lisa Hurlimann

  • Adopt-A-Seminarian: Oguilvia Skelton & Kathleen O’Connell

Our court's Spiritual Enhancement Projects:

  • Spiritual Committee: Leads the prayers at our meetings.

  • Adopt-A-Seminarian: We adopt some of the local seminarians in the archdiocese and we send money and cards and pray for them. We also bring them goodies on cookie day which is put on by our state court twice a year during finals week.


Six seminarians have been assigned to our court.  The seminarians come to Mt. Angel to study to become priests.  They are from different cities in the country: Portland, Oakland, Salt Lake City, and Fresno.  One was recently ordained and assigned to become the Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene.

Our Seminarians are:

  • Tristan Dillon, Oakland, Mt. Angel, Theo 2

  • Dalton Rogers, Fresno, Mt. Angel, Theo 2

  • Anthony Hoangphan, Portland, Mt. Angel, Theo 1

  • Bonaventure Okoro, Fresno, Mt. Angel, Theo 3

  • Andre Sicard-Rodriguez, Salt Lake City, College 4

  • Chase Eugene Willcuts, Portland, Pastoral year at St. Mary, Eugene

Send your notes of encouragement to:

  • Mount Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, Oregon 97373

  • St. Mary Parish 1062 Charnelton St. Eugene, OR 97401

Our court is involved in the annual Seminarian Benefit Dinner and the  Seminarian Cookie Day when members travel to Mt. Angel for lunch with our seminarians followed by a tour.  We also send gifts of money to help defray costs of tuition, books, dorm life, health care and other basic needs.

Prayer for Priestly Vocations

Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. By our worship of the sacrament of your body and blood, We beg you to give the Church more priests. Guide them to be worthy ministers for your altars and courageous servants of the Gospel. Help them to serve you with undivided hearts as they follow in your footsteps. Strengthen them to put out their lives in loving service to their brothers and sisters. Keep them faithful to your teaching and never let them be parted from you For you are Lord forever and ever. Amen.


Tools of the Trade ~ Adapted from the Roman Missal

This website is updated by Miriam Cersovski. For any updates or suggestions please email Miriam at CDAOregonMC@gmail.com