The following comes from an April 25 Catholic Voice article by Albert C. Pacciorini:

The company that manages Catholic cemeteries in the Oakland diocese has donated $350,000 to aid seminarian education.

The April 7 contribution from Catholic Management Services of Pleasanton brings to $600,000 the total donations to the seminary endowment since 2012, said Megan Folkman, client communications manager for the company.

Separately, Oakland’s Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services and the Bishop’s Vineyard winery, also managed by Catholic Management Services, donated $25,000 to help with Catholic school tuition assistance. Bishop’s Vineyard has donated a total of $35,000 in Catholic school tuition aid, Folkman said.

The annual cost of supporting a seminarian, including tuition, room and board, insurance and other expenses, is about $46,600, said Rev. Neal Clemens, vocations director. The diocese has 18 men currently attending seminaries.