Grants

In 2018, the Catholic Foundation was pleased to award 44 grants to Catholic parishes and organization throughout our vast and diverse Diocese. In all, the Catholic Foundation awarded $104,925 in parish, mission and program assistance to support a wide range of catechetical programs and to provide assistance in the areas of faith formation and worship. In addition, $15,500 was granted for Catholic School tuition assistance. The Catholic Foundation has faith that these grants will positively impact parishes, missions and other Catholic organizations as they continue to serve the people of the Diocese of Pueblo. Grant funding will help provide such things as:

• New Religious Education Materials
• Campus Ministry Opportunities
• Audio-Visual Equipment
• Altar Supplies
• Vacation Bible School
• Youth Conference Participation
• High School Newman Club Activities
• Adult Faith Formation Support
• Parish and Formation Retreats
• Ananias Leadership Training

In addition to providing Parish, Mission and Program assistance, the Catholic Foundation awarded $35,500 in Humanitarian Grants. These grants were made possible by the Msgr. Delaney Humanitarian Fund. Please visit this link for a full listing of grants.

Thank you to our donors! It is through their contributions that the Catholic Foundation is able to support those who seek to strengthen and enrich their faith.

  • Alamosa
  • Durango
  • Grand Junction
  • La Junta
  • Pueblo

Values shown in percentages.

Grants Awarded in 2018

Diocese of Pueblo

Campus Ministry
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist students from all five (5) college campuses to attend the Awakening Retreat in 2019.

 

Alamosa Deanery

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Antonito 
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase audio-visual equipment, software programs, textbooks and other materials to support faith formation.

Sangre de Cristo Parish, San Luis
Amount Awarded: $1,400
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase a variety of informative, religious pamphlets and to defray the travel expenses for multiple youth retreats.

St. Joseph Parish, Monte Vista
Amount Awarded: $1,200
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist students with registration fees to attend their confirmation retreat at Beaver Creek Youth Camp.

Scared Heart Church, Alamosa
Amount Awarded: $3,750
Purpose of Grant: Funds to access FORMED, an online catechetical program that provides sacramental and faith formation resources for catechists and parishioners to use at church and at home, plus funding to defray the Catechetical Day expenses.

St. Francis Jerome Parish, Center
Amount Awarded: $2,925
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide a variety of faith formation supplies for the San Juan Catholic Community, including two laptop computers.

Youth from St. Frances Jerome Parish, Center

 

 

Durango Deanery

IHM/ Pope John Paul II Parish, Pagosa Springs
Amount Awarded: $2,200
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase VBS supplies and to assist youth with travel expenses to attend Steubenville of San Diego.

Sacred Heart Parish, Durango
Amount Awarded: $1,700
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase a laptop computer and subscribe to FORMED, an online catechetical program.

St. Ignatius, Ignacio
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the travel expenses for youth attending World Youth Day 2019.

St. Columba Catholic Parish, Durango
Amount Awarded: $1,900
Purpose of Grant: Funds to send two lay ministers to the Southwest Liturgical Study Conference in Houston, TX.

 

 

St. Columba Catholic School, Durango
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Catholic education tuition assistance.

 

 

LifeGuard, Durango
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the speaker and musician expenses for the 7th Annual Southwest Catholic Youth Conference.

Theatine Fathers, S.C.Y.C.

Fr. Carl Wertin, S.C.Y.C.

La Junta Deanery

La Junta Deanery
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide deanery-wide Ananias training for leadership staff in all ten (10) La Junta Deanery parishes.

St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe and Missions, Lamar
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the costs of hosting a NET Ministry retreat for Confirmation students from the rural parishes of Lamar, Holly and Springfield

Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish, La Junta
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase audio-visual equipment for use in the parish hall in order to increase the effectiveness of faith formation, Disciple Days and fellowship gatherings.


Pueblo Deanery

Pueblo Deanery
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the expense ofproviding 3-day Ananias training for parishes in the Pueblo Deanery.

Pueblo Deanery Catholic Pastoral Network, Youth Ministry, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,400
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist with speaker/musician expenses for the 2019 Catholic Youth Festival, plus assist with facility fees and to provide scholarships.

In 2018. the annual Catholic Youth Festival took place on February 11 and 12 at St. Joseph Parish in Pueblo, CO.  This year’s theme was “CHOSEN” as taken from 1 Peter 2:9.  Steve Angrisano, a nationally known ministry leader, was the guest speaker spreading the message of faith, hope and love woven throughout music and storytelling.  The purpose of this two-day event, which hosted approximately 475 middle and high school teens, was to strengthen families through evangelization, introduce youth from various parishes to each other and give them a place to ask important questions.  Youth from parishes in Pueblo, Avondale, Capulin, Lamar, Florence, Springfield, La Junta and Canon City as well as St. Therese and St. John Neumann Catholic Schools attended this event.

Middle school and high school teens alike not only witnessed adult ministry at work but also witnessed their peers minister as well.  Activities throughout the two days included fellowship, reconciliation and singing.   One of the fun activities teens worked on was their version of “Flat Bishop,” similar to the famous Flat Stanley story.  They cut out an illustrated version of Bishop Berg to color creatively.  The hope is that “Flat Bishop” will be shared by our youth through social media all across the diocese and beyond during this 75th anniversary year.  Another important component of this festival featured a talk by Fr. Carl Wertin concerning vocations.  Fr. Wertin spoke with youth about finding their calling and discerning their vocation through prayer. 

The festival concluded with a Mass by Bishop Berg at St. Joseph’s. 

As part of our Parish and Mission Assistance program, the Catholic Foundation helps parishes and missions strengthen their role as beacons of faith, hope and charity.  This youth festival was the perfect way for us to shine a light on evangelization.  The Catholic Foundation granted $4,000 to the festival to help pay major expenses, such as food for teens and adults for two days, hall rental, and the guest speaker.   We look forward to the Catholic Youth Festival on February 10-11,  2018 featuring Jesse Manibusan at St. Joseph Parish in Pueblo, Colorado.

 

Pueblo Deanery Catholic Pastoral Network- JUST 5 Youth Ministry
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to support the week-long, JUST-5 middle school ministry retreat for students across the diocese, held in San Luis.

Pueblo Deanery Catholic Pastoral Network- Newman Club
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to support Catholic Newman Club activities at Centennial, Central, East and South High Schools where teens discuss their Catholic faith while sharing a meal.

St. John Neumann Catholic School, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant: Tuition assistance.

St. Therese Catholic School, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant:  Tuition assistance.


St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Aguilar
Amount Awarded: $1,700
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase audio-visual equipment for use in the youth ministry program and in confirmation classes.

St. Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows, Walsenburg
Amount Awarded: $1,350
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase audio-visual equipment for use in faith formation classes.

St. Pius X, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,200
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the fees to provide quarterly, 2-day, faith formation retreat opportunities for men, women, couples and youth.

St. Leander Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase a projector, class room partitions, and tables and chairs for use in faith formation classes.

St. Michael Parish, Canon City
Amount Awarded: $3,200
Purpose of Grand: Funds to support VBS, provide a service retreat for middle school and high school students and to purchase a computer and printer for the youth ministry program.

Sacred Heart Parish, Avondale
Amount Awarded: $1,900
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase faith formation textbooks, lector workbooks and miscellaneous liturgical supplies.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to support students with travel and conference expenses, assisting them to attend the 2018 Southwest Catholic Youth Conference in Farmington, New Mexico.

Mt. Carmel Youth attend  S.C.Y.C.

Holy Family Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase Edge Middle School program and to provide support for Middle School Newman clubs.

Shrine of St. Therese, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $2,200
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase a laptop computer, a desktop computer and wi-fi equipment for the faith formation program.

St. Joseph Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to support Vacation Bible School opportunities and expand the Life Teen Program.

St. Benedict Parish, Florence
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide parish leadership skills through the Ananias training program and through the Making Disciples program.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $1,200
Purpose of Grant: Funds to obtain and implement Theology of the Body for middle and high school faith formation students.

Grand Junction Deanery

St. Michael Parish, Delta
Amount Awarded: $2,900
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase audio-visual equipment to use with worship and with faith formation.

St. Mary Catholic Church, Montrose,
Amount Awarded: $2,350
Purpose of Grant: Funds to pay registration fees for youth and chaperones to attend and participate in the Catholic Heart Work Camp in Denver.

St. Joseph Parish, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to continue development of the family faith formation program, plus funding for family faith retreats.

Mesa Campus Ministry, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide several retreat opportunities for students attending Mesa College.

Sacred Heart Parish and St. Margaret Mary Mission, Paonia/Hotchkiss
Amount Awarded: $1,700
Purpose of Grant: Funds to access FORMED, an online catechetical program to be used be used by bothe parishes, adult formation, RCIA, marriage and sacramental preparation as well as Bible study classes.

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Fruita
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist youth traveling to the Southwest Catholic Youth Conference, as well as support for Newman Club activities and to promote parent ministries.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase defray the confirmation retreat expenses to Mother Cabrini Shrine, plus support for Advent and Lenten confirmation activities.

Holy Family Catholic School, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of grant: Tuition assistance.

Grand Junction Deanery, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist Grand Valley high school students with Catholic youth retreat expenses to Camp Cedaredge.

Grand Junction Deanery Youth Ministry

G.J. Youth Minister, Fr. Carl Wertin, Sr. Hope

St. Peter Parish, Gunnison
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to support faith formation programs K-10, Vacation Bible School, Newman Club activities and youth ministry programs.

Vacation Bible School, Gunnison

Queen of All Saints, Crested Butte
Amount Awarded: $1,200
Purpose of Grant: Funds to help purchase new religious formation textbooks, supplies for the children’s music ministry, plus funds to waive registration fess for the faith formation classes.

Religious Formation, Crested Butte