Grants

Continuing our mission to serve as
“The Giving Arm of the Diocese”

Thanks to the generosity of donors who support out mission, the Catholic Foundation recently distributed over $127,000 in grant awards to 36 Catholic parishes and organizations throughout the diocese. $111,890 was awarded in parish, mission and program assistance for catechetical programs, faith formation and worship, and an additional $15,500 was granted to Catholic schools in our diocese to strengthen enrollment through tuition assistance.

Grant funding will help provide such things as:

• New Religious Education Materials
• Campus Ministry Opportunities
• Audio-Visual Equipment
• Lay Ministry Training
• Vacation Bible School
• Youth Conference Participation
• High School Newman Club Activities
• Adult Faith Formation Support
• Parish and Formation Retreats
• Sacramental Preparation
• Parish liturgical supplies

 

In addition to providing parish, mission and program assistance, the Catholic Foundation awarded $48,000 in humanitarian grants. These grants will help homeless shelters, food banks, and medical clinics for the poor, and they are all made possible by the Msgr. Delaney Humanitarian Fund. Please visit this link for a full listing of grants. https://catholicfoundationdop.org/grants/

The Catholic Foundation awards these grants with faith and confidence that the funds will positively impact parishes, missions, and other Catholic organizations as they serve the people of the diocese.

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

Values shown in percentages.

Grants Awarded in 2022

Diocese of Pueblo

Awakening Retreat, Diocese of Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To defray the costs of hosting an Awakening Retreat for young adults from each of the five college campuses in order to help ignite their faith by offering a personal encounter with Christ.

Quo Vadis/Totus Tuus, Diocese of Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To provide week-long retreat opportunities for youth who are discerning a call to the religious life.

Durango Deanery

St. Ignatius Parish, Ignacio
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: To purchase a laptop computer for use in the faith formation program and to help pay half the subscription fee for FORMED.

St. Bartholomew Parish, Bayfield
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: To purchase new altar clothes, vestments, linens, and banners for each of the liturgical seasons.

Sts. Peter and Rose Mission, Arboles
Amount Awarded: $500
Purpose of Grant: To purchase Word of the Lord mass books for distribution in the pews and to use during the monthly celebration of the mass.

St. Columba Catholic School, Durango
Amount Awarded: $7,500
Purpose of Grant: Catholic education tuition assistance to support and heighten enrollment and foster the spiritual formation of our youth.

LifeGuard, Durango
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To defray the speaker and music expenses for the 11th Annual Southwest Catholic Youth Conference, which promotes the message of chastity, purity and dignity.

St. Ignatius Parish, Ignacio

La Junta Deanery

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: To subscribe to FORMED, and to purchase youth bibles and miscellaneous catechetical materials.


Sangre de Cristo Parish, Alamosa

Alamosa Deanery

Sacred Heart Church, Alamosa
Amount Awarded: $6,350
Purpose of Grant: To defray the cost of summer Totus Tuus retreats; to subscribe to FORMED in order to provide resources for the home-bound, faith formation, sacramental preparation, marriage preparation; funding to purchase a new sound system for use in the parish and for diocesan events.

San Juan Catholic Community, Monte Vista
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To aid families in the formation of young disciples through the Home-Based Faith Formation program by maintaining an internet connection and providing access to various online resources, including Sycamore and FORMED; funding for faith formation textbooks and to defray the expense of hosting sacramental retreats for children, youth and their families.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Conejos
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: To purchase new faith formation curriculum and to defray a portion of the cost for youth pilgrimages to the Santuario de Chimayo in New Mexico, and the Stations of the Cross in San Luis, exposing students to a diversity of spiritual experiences.

Sangre de Cristo Parish, San Luis
Amount Awarded: $1,100
Purpose of Grant: To purchase bibles and other materials for the Confirmandi as they prepare for the sacrament of initiation.

Bishop Berg, Lifeguard-SWCYC

Fr. Carl Wertin, Lifeguard-SWCYC

Southwest Catholic Youth Conference

Pueblo Deanery

Catholic Pastoral Network- Newman Club, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To support Catholic Newman Club activities at Centennial, Central, East and South High Schools, giving teens an opportunity to share, learn more about their Catholic faith, and inspire involvement in ministry and service to the Church.

 

Pueblo Deanery continued

Catholic Pastoral Catholic Network-Teen Reconciliation Service, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $450
Purpose of Grant: To defray the expense to provide city-wide Advent and Lenten reconciliation services for teens.

Sacred Heart, Avondale
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: To purchase new religious formation textbooks for the elementary and Confirmation programs, as well as sacramental certificates and miscellaneous liturgical supplies for adult formation.

St. Michael, Canon City
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To support the ministry of Missionary Discipleship by defraying the costs to offer multiple retreat opportunities and provide The Chosen and Sycamore for small, faith group gatherings.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: To defray the cost for youth to attend the Southwest Catholic Youth Conference in Farmington, New Mexico.

St. Leander Parish

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

St. Leander Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,260
Purpose of Grant: To defray the cost to send youth to Steubenville of the Rockies, plus funds to purchase a new faith formation curriculum.

Christ the King, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant: To renew the annual subscription to FORMED which is utilized in adult faith formation and sacramental preparation classes; funds to defray the costs to provide various retreat opportunities for youth, parents and adult parishioners.

Our Lady of Assumption, Westcliffe
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: To provide one-half the cost of an annual subscription to FORMED (shared with St. Benedict, Florence) for use with the RCIA program, sacramental preparation, and adult and child faith formation programs; funds to purchase Liturgy of the Hours booklets for the parish.

St. Benedict Parish, Florence
Amount Awarded: $2,200
Purpose of Grant: To purchase curriculum to support RCIA, sacramental preparation and adult faith formation; a subscription Word on Fire and Liturgy of the Hours booklets, and one -half the annual subscription costs to FORMED.

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: To purchase Discover!, a new faith formation curriculum for students K-5, plus funds to defray the cost to send youth to the BYCY Benedictine encounter retreat, and to subscribe to Formed.

Shrine of St. Therese, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: To purchase audio/visual equipment for use in the parish hall and the St. Joseph room to facilitate adult formation, religious education, and parish event in those spaces.


St. Mary Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Walsenburg
Amount Awarded: $4,680
Purpose of Grant: To purchase new faith formation curriculum, sacramental preparation materials, and a secure storage cabinet for the exclusive use of the religious education program.

Holy Family Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant: To provide training and resources for the OCIA team to help bring the unbaptized into the church, as well as those seeking full initiation and provide scholarships for NCYC and NET retreats.

Pueblo Deanery
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To defray the costs to offer a variety of collaborative retreat opportunities to area parishioners in order to provide a more holistic formation of children, youth and families as they grow in discipleship.

St. Therese Catholic School
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Catholic education tuition assistance to support and heighten enrollment and foster the spiritual formation of our youth.

St. Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows

St. Therese Catholic School

Grand Junction Deanery

St. Joseph Parish, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $6,500
Purpose of Grant: To provide a variety of Missionary Discipleship evangelization retreat opportunities for parishioners. In addition, $2,000 will he allocated to help support the FOCUS ministry program at Mesa College.

Sacred Heart Church, Paonia
Amount Awarded: $3,450
Purpose of Grant: To strengthen Catholic technology resources through the annual subscription to FORMED, plus funds to purchase an annual subscription to Give Us This Day, in order to provide opportunities for worship at home.

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Fruita
Amount Awarded: $7,000
Purpose of Grant: To support faith formation efforts by providing spiritual retreat opportunities, training for the Junction Core Team, resources for small faith community/study groups, and a subscription to FORMED. In addition, $2,000 will be allocated to support the Focus ministry at Mesa College.

St. Margaret Mary Mission, Hotchkiss
Amount Awarded: $1,600
Purpose of Grant: To continue a successful English as a Second Language program in order to welcome, serve and evangelize the large Hispanic population in the parish by purchasing ESL workbooks and textbooks.

St. Michael, Delta
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To help defray the cost for youth to attend World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, in order to provide students the opportunity to connect, learn and share their faith with Catholics from all parts of the world.

Queen of All Saints Parish, Crested Butte
Amount Awarded: $800
Purpose of Grant: To assist youth who are attending a fall retreat at Mother Cabrini Shrine,  part of their preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation.

Grand Junction Deanery, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: Support for Catholic youth from the Grand Junction Deanery who want to attend a Confirmation retreat at Camp Cedaredge, providing the opportunity for spiritual, liturgical, and sacramental engagement in preparation for the final rite of initiation.

Camp Cedaredge Youth Retreat

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

St. Peter Parish, Gunnison
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To purchase a new curriculum to enhance the faith formation program, plus funding for multiple retreat opportunities for youth and their families, encouraging greater parental involvement.

Faith Formation, Gunnison

Holy Family Catholic School, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Catholic education tuition assistance to support and heighten enrollment and foster the spiritual growth of our youth.

Holy Family Catholic School