Grants

Faithful Giving . . .
Following The Little Way of St. Therese- Our Co-Patroness

Thanks to the generosity of donors who support out mission, the Catholic Foundation was able to distribute over $123,000 in grant awards to 36 Catholic parishes and organizations throughout the diocese. $102,105 was awarded in parish, mission and program assistance for catechetical programs, faith formation and worship. In addition, $21,000 was granted to the four 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
• Hispanic Ministry

 

In addition to providing parish, mission and program assistance, the Catholic Foundation awarded $50,500 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 2021

Diocese of Pueblo

Encuentro, Diocesan Hispanic Ministry
Amount Awarded: $5,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to support the Diocesan Encuentro and defray the expenses to host a variety of spiritual retreats aimed at serving Hispanic/Latino families.

Campus Ministry
Amount Awarded: $2,800
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist students from each of the five college campuses to attend the Awakening Retreat and help ignite their faith by offering a personal encounter with Christ.

Totus Tuus, Diocese of Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide week-long Totus Tuus retreat opportunities throughout the diocese.

 

Alamosa Deanery

San Juan Catholic Community, Monte Vista
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds 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 Flocknotes, FORMED; plus funding for faith formation textbooks and to defray the expense of hosting sacramental retreats for children, youth and their families.

Sacred Heart Church, Alamosa
Amount Awarded: $6,550
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide evangelization opportunities by hosting Sycamore retreats in English and Spanish; to defray the cost of summer Totus Tuus retreats; and to subscribe to FORMED to provide resources for faith formation, sacramental preparation, marriage preparation and the home-bound.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Antonito
Amount Awarded: $4,255
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase new faith formation curriculum and audio/visual equipment to benefit the religious formation program.

Durango Deanery

IHM/ Pope John Paul II Parish, Pagosa Springs
Amount Awarded: $1,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the expense of offering Vacation Bible School opportunities to all area families who want their children to know Jesus and to grow spiritually.

Sacred Heart Parish, Durango
Amount Awarded: $1,850
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase computer equipment to support the faith formation programs, RCIA and sacramental formation preparation.

 

St. Columba Catholic School, Durango
Amount Awarded: $3,500
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: Funds to defray the expenses for the 10th Annual Southwest Catholic Youth Conference, which promotes the message of chastity, purity and dignity.

Bishop Berg, Lifeguard-SWCYC

Fr. Carl Wertin, Lifeguard-SWCYC

Theatine Fathers, Lifeguard-SWCYC

La Junta Deanery

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

Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish, La Junta
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the expense of hosting Totus Tuus for a week-long summer retreat to give children an opportunity to both learn and share their faith with their peers.

St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Rocky Ford
Amount Awarded: $2,050
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase a new religious education curriculum and audio/visual equipment to enhance and invigorate the faith formation program.

 

Pueblo Deanery

Catholic Pastoral Network, Teen Reconciliation Service
Amount Awarded: $300
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the expense to host a city wide Advent reconciliation service for teens.

St. John Neumann Catholic School, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: Catholic education tuition assistance to support and heighten enrollment and to foster the spiritual formation of our youth.

St. Therese Catholic School, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant:  Catholic education tuition assistance to support and heighten enrollment and to foster the spiritual formation of our youth.

L.J. Totus Tuus

L.J. Totus Tuus

Christ the King, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,800
Purpose of Grant: Funds to renew an annual subscription to FORMED which is utilized in Adult Faith Formation and sacramental preparation classes; plus funds to defray the cost of a Family Formation retreat and an off-site youth retreat to enhance personal discipleship for youth in the parish.

Our Lady of Assumption, Westcliffe
Amount Awarded: $500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to share with St. Benedict the cost of an annual subscription to FORMED, which provides a variety of opportunities to increase knowledge of the Catholic faith and is utilized in RCIA, sacramental preparation, and adult and child faith formation programs.

St. Benedict Parish, Florence
Amount Awarded: $900
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase youth bibles, the “Word on Fire” study program for children, plus funds to provide half the annual subscription costs to FORMED.

Shrine of St. Therese, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist students traveling to Steubenville of the Rockies Youth Conference and to purchase audio/visual equipment to support the Sycamore evangelization program, FORMED and other facilitated formation.

St. Francis Xavier, Parish
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to develop and print New Evangelization materials in English and Spanish.

St. Mary Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Walsenburg
Amount Awarded: $3,100
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist youth traveling to Steubenville of the Rockies Youth Conference, plus funds to purchase new religious education curriculum and computer equipment to benefit the faith formation program.

Holy Family Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the costs to host a 2-day Parish Lenten Retreat.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Pueblo West
Amount Awarded: $750
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the cost to host a week-long Totus Tuus retreat opportunity for children and youth.

St. Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows

Grand Junction Deanery

St. Joseph Parish, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $6,2500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to enrich the faith formation program by offering a series of Sycamore evangelization retreats for parishioners; plus $2,000 to help support the FOCUS ministry program at Mesa College.

Busqueda Bi-Lingual Retreat Program, Diocese of Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide retreat opportunities at Beaver Creek for youth who primarily speak Spanish.

Sacred Heart Church, Paonia
Amount Awarded: $3,400
Purpose of Grant: Funds to strengthen Catholic technology resources through the annual subscription to FORMED; funding to purchase touchless holy water fonts and to subscribe to Give Us This Day to provide opportunities for worship at home.

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Fruita
Amount Awarded: $7,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to support faith formation efforts by providing training and spiritual renewal retreats for catechists; funding for parent ministry formation and to provide youth service opportunities and events. In addition, $2,000 will be allocated to support the Focus ministry at Mesa College.

St. Margaret Mary Mission, Hotchkiss
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds 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: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to send youth leaders to CYMX leadership training to equip them to lead the parish Life-Teen program.

Our Lady of Sorrows, Nucla
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the cost of hosting Totus Tuus and to assist youth traveling to the Southwest Catholic Youth Conference.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to support the FOCUS ministry program at Mesa College in the hopes of increasing the Catholic youth community among young adults.

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

Grand Junction Deanery, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist Grand Junction Deanery Catholic youth 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

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

St. Peter Parish, Gunnison
Amount Awarded: $4,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase a new curriculum to enhance the faith formation program; a Life-Teen subscription for youth ministry to help inspire youth to deepen their faith and understanding of the Church; plus funding to provide retreat opportunities for spiritual growth.

Faith Formation, Gunnison

Mesa College Campus Ministry, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the expense of hosting a Welcoming Retreat to foster intentional disciples; plus support to equip Spirit-filled evangelizers to empower new student leaders through offsite retreats and training.

Bishop Berg awards grant to Fr. Wertin