Grants

Over the summer, the Catholic Foundation distributed 42 grant requests for the 2016-17 Grant Cycle and provide assistance to all corners of our vast and diverse Diocese. In all, the Catholic Foundation awarded $106,700 in grants: $12,000 to fund Catholic school education and $94,700 to a wide range of catechetical programs and a variety of parish needs in the areas of faith formation and worship. These grants will make a direct and immediate impact on parishes, missions and other Catholic organizations which will be able to provide such things as:

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

In addition to providing Parish, Mission and Program assistance, the Catholic Foundation awarded $21,500 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 the generosity of our donors that the Catholic Foundation can continue to support those who seek to strengthen and enrich their faith.

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

Values shown in percentages.

Grants Awarded in 2017

Diocese of Pueblo

Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the travel and convention expenses for DCCW members (12-14) who plan to attend the 2017 National Council of Catholic Women in Dallas, TX.

 

Alamosa Deanery

St. Joseph Parish, Capulin
Amount Awarded: $2,900
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist youth and chaperones traveling to the Steubenville of the Rockies Youth Conference.

Sacred Heart Mission, Garcia 
Amount Awarded: $1,510
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase Stations of the Cross plaques for the church and miscellaneous altar items essential for the celebration of the mass.

St. Francis Jerome Parish, Center
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide resources for faith formation classes, in English and in Spanish, for elementary students and their families.

Immaculate Conception Mission, Chama
Amount Awarded: $1,100
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase miscellaneous liturgical supplies necessary for the celebration of the Mass.

Sangre de Cristo Parish, San Luis
Amount Awarded: $840
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist Confirmation students with retreat expenses.

Sacred Heart Society, San Luis
Amount Awarded: $630
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase a banner to use as a visual aid in encouraging participation in the Sacred Heart Society.

St. Joseph Parish, Monte Vista
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist 26 students with lodging fees to attend their Confirmation retreat at Beaver Creek Youth Camp.

Scared Heart Church, Alamosa
Amount Awarded: $4,820
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide resources to develop Young Adult Ministry opportunities, plus funds to purchase FORMED, an online catechetical program that provides sacramental and faith formation resources for catechists and parishioners to use at church and at home.

Youth from Our Lady of Guadalupe, Antonito

Youth from Alamosa Deanery

Durango Deanery

LifeGuard, Durango
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the speaker and musician expenses for the 6th Annual Southwest Catholic Youth Conference.

IHM/ Pope John Paul II Parish, Pagosa Springs
Amount Awarded: $1,440
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide scholarships for participants to attend the ACTS, (Adoration, Community, Theology, Service), retreat program in Pagosa Springs.

St. Columba Catholic Parish, Durango
Amount Awarded: $2,900
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the costs to host a 3-night Parish Mission, plus funds to provide training for the Youth Ministry Leadership Team by sending two members to the Life Teen Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

St. Columba Catholic School, Durango
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Catholic education tuition assistance.

La Junta Deanery

St. Peter Catholic Church, Ordway
Amount Awarded: $1,050
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase new curriculum for the faith formation programs for Pre-K, Kindergarten and Middle School students.

St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe and Missions, Lamar, Springfield, Holly, Bristol
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the costs of hosting a NET Ministry retreat for Confirmation students (30-40) from the rural parish of Lamar and its surrounding missions.

St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Rocky Ford
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist St. Peter as it contributes and participates in a 3-day Parish Mission and Confirmation retreat for youth from the Arkansas Valley.

Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish, La Junta
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the costs of hosting 3-day Parish Mission that will also serve as a Confirmation retreat and include parishioners from Las Animas, Swink, Rocky Ford, Fowler and Ordway.


Pueblo Deanery

Pueblo Catholic Youth Ministry, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,400
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist with speaker/musician expenses for the 2018 Catholic Youth Festival, plus assist with facility fees and to provide scholarships.

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.

 

PACK Campus Ministry, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide retreat opportunities for students attending CSU,P.

Pueblo Catholic Newman Club, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,000
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: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Catholic education assistance.

St. Therese Catholic School, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant:  Catholic education tuition assistance.


Christ the King, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the costs of hosting a Youth Formation Retreat plus assist with the costs of providing Vacation Bible School opportunities for north-side parishes.

St. Pius X, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,450
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the fees to provide quarterly, 2-day, faith formation retreat opportunities for men, women, couples and youth.

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist with travel and hotel expenses for youth attending the 2017 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis, IN.

Sacred Heart Parish, Avondale
Amount Awarded: $1,250
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase bibles, missals and textbooks for adult formation, youth ministry and sacramental classes, to include Confirmation retreat expenses.

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 2017 Southwest Catholic Youth Conference in Farmington, New Mexico.

Mt. Carmel 2016 SWCYC

Mt. Carmel youth attend 2016 SWCYC

Shrine of St. Therese, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $1,800
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase a laptop computer for the faith formation program, providing access to FORMED and other internet resources and allowing the programs to be used in multiple classrooms.

St. Joseph Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to support Vacation Bible School opportunities, Children’s Music Ministry and to implement a Life Teen Program.

St. Benedict Parish, Florence
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase new bibles and catechisms to use with the Parish Adult Disciples Faith Formation program.

Grand Junction Deanery

St. Mary, Montrose,
Amount Awarded: $4,140
Purpose of Grant: Funds to pay registration fees for youth and chaperones to attend and participate in the Catholic Heart Work Camp in Denver.

Grand Valley Parishes, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to subsidize the Marriage Preparation program for parishes in the Grand Valley.

Benedictine Sisters of Whitewater, Whitewater
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide scholarship assistance for students attending the Benedictine Spiritual Formation program in Grand Junction.

St. Margaret Mary Mission, Hotchkiss
Amount Awarded: $720
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase bible study materials in Spanish in order to integrate the Hispanic community into the church by offering classes in a language that is accessible, plus funds to purchase a laptop computer to use in faith formation classes.

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Fruita
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to host a local Catholic Conference with a multi-generational appeal in order to reignite the faith and reach out to the minimally active and non-active in the parish community.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase YOU, a new curriculum for High School students, plus funding for a new sacramental preparation program and support for Newman Club and Confirmation retreat expenses.

Grand Junction Deanery, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to host a High School Catholic Youth Retreat for students in the Grand Valley in order to foster relationships and support Confirmation requirements.

Holy Family Catholic School, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of grant: Catholic education tuition assistance.

Mesa Campus Ministry, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $3,750
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist IHM to provide leadership and financial support for a variety of Campus Ministry retreats and service projects for Mesa College students.

St. Joseph Parish, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the costs of implementing a faith formation program; specifically for program development, facilitator training and Spanish translation.

Youth from Delta and Cedaredge attend Steubenville of the Rockies.

Youth from Delta and Cedaredge attend Steubenville of the Rockies.

St. Peter Parish, Gunnison
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase textbooks for sacramental preparation classes plus books for elementary, Middle School, and Confirmations faith formation programs.

Vacation Bible School, Gunnison

Queen of All Saints, Crested Butte
Amount Awarded: $1,150
Purpose of Grant: Funds to help purchase new religious formation textbooks and catechist guides, plus four (4) ukuleles to incorporate into the children’s music ministry, plus funds to waive registration fess for the faith formation classes.

Religious Formation, Crested Butte