Grants

Catholic Foundation Grant Funding- Building Up the Body of Christ

2023 Grant Awards- 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 $152,870 in grant awards to 40 Catholic parishes and organizations throughout the diocese. $134,370 was awarded in parish, mission and program assistance for catechetical programs, faith formation and worship, and an additional $18,500 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 $75,500 in humanitarian grants in 2022-24. 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 HUMANITARIAN GRANTS for a full listing of awards.

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 2023

Diocese of Pueblo

Awakening Retreat, Diocese of Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To defray the costs of hosting an Awakening Retreat to ignite the faith of college aged students across the diocese 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.

Pueblo Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: To assist with the the expense to help delegates attend the 103rd National Council of Catholic Women Convention in Salt Lake City, UT.

Durango Deanery

St. Ignatius Parish, Ignacio
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: To purchase a new curriculum for the faith formation and RCIA programs and renew the subscription for FORMED.

Montelores Catholic Community, Cortez
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: To provide miscellaneous support for the faith formation program.

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 12th 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: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To subscribe to FORMED, the online catechetical program, and to purchase youth bibles and miscellaneous catechetical materials.

St. Francis De Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Lamar
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: To defray the cost to host a Net Ministry retreat for Confirmation candidates from the areas of Lamar, Holly and Springfield.

St. Peter Parish, Ordway
Amount Awarded: $1,800
Purpose of Grant: To to defray the expense of hosting Vacation Bible School for all children in the community, regardless of religious affiliation.


Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Conejos– Colorado’s oldest church


Alamosa Deanery

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Conejos
Amount Awarded: $4,650
Purpose of Grant: To purchase a new faith formation curriculum and to defray a portion of the cost for youth pilgrimages to the Santuario de Chimayo and the Stations of the Cross in San Luis, exposing students to a diversity of spiritual experiences.

Sacred Heart Church, Alamosa
Amount Awarded: $7,375
Purpose of Grant: To defray the cost to host a summer Totus Tuus retreat, to subscribe to FORMED in order to provide resources for the home-bound, faith formation, sacramental preparation, marriage preparation, plus funding to send 5 catechists to the National Eucharistic Revival.

St, Joseph Parish (San Juan Catholic Community), Monte Vista
Amount Awarded: $3,400
Purpose of Grant: To provide training for catechists and purchase sacramental preparation materials and miscellaneous supplies to help establish a new faith formation program for families in Monte Vista, Del Norte, Creede, South Fork, and Seven Mile Plaza.

Sangre de Cristo Parish, San Luis
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: To purchase bibles and other materials for the Confirmandi as they prepare for the final Sacrament of Initiation.

St. Francis Jerome, Center
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To reestablish a family based faith formation program by purchasing a catechetical curriculum, providing internet access, and providing access to various online resources, including Sycamore and FORMED, plus funding to minister to the needs of Spanish speaking parishioners by offering catechesis and bible study in Spanish.

St. Joseph Parish, Capulin
Amount Awarded: $6,300
Purpose of Grant: To host Totus Tuus, send youth to Steubenville of the Rockies, purchase a faith formation curriculum and FORMED, plus funds to purchase a laptop and printer to be used by the Catechetical Ministry Coordinator.

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: $400
Purpose of Grant: To defray the expense to provide city-wide Advent and Lenten reconciliation services for teens.

St. Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Walsenburg
Amount Awarded: $3,310
Purpose of Grant: To purchase faith formation and sacramental preparation materials, plus defray the expense to host sacramental celebration receptions.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,000
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: $2,620
Purpose of Grant: To purchase bibles and audio/visual materials plus other curricula for use in the faith formation program.

Christ the King, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To defray the expenses associated with providing a variety of “Encountering Jesus” retreat opportunities targeting adults, catechists, parents, children, teens and those in sacramental formation.

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, plus funds to purchase Liturgy of the Hours booklets for the parish.

St. Benedict Parish, Florence
Amount Awarded: $2,265
Purpose of Grant: To purchase a curriculum to support RCIA, sacramental preparation and adult faith formation, a subscription to Word on Fire and Liturgy of the Hours booklets, and one half the FORMED subscription fee to maintain online, faith formation home-study opportunities.

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: To purchase a faith formation curriculum for K-5, plus subscribe to FORMED.

St. John Neumann Catholic School, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $7,000
Purpose of Grant: Catholic education tuition assistance to support and heighten enrollment and foster the spiritual formation of our youth.


Holy Family Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,300
Purpose of Grant: To defray the costs of VBS and faith formation retreats for families and youth, plus funding for homebound ministry and Flocknote subscription fees.

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: To purchase a curriculum and audio/visual materials for faith formation, assist with religious education registration fees, plus pay a portion of the FORMED subscription fees.

Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To purchase Breaking Bread missals/hymnals, renew the livestream license and purchase a wireless microphone receiver to improve audio reception for the congregation and virtual participants.

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.

VBS – Holy Family Parish

Operation School Box- St. Therese Catholic School

Grand Junction Deanery

Mesa College Campus Ministry, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: To provide funding for a Welcome retreat, Awakening retreat, and Leadership retreat plus funding to attend the FOCUS (SEEK) conference.

St. Joseph Parish, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $6,500
Purpose of Grant: To provide a variety of Missionary Discipleship evangelization retreats, a Hispanic Family retreat and renew the subscription for FORMED. In addition, $2,000 will be allocated to support the FOCUS ministry at Mesa College.

Sacred Heart Church, Paonia
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: To strengthen Catholic technology resources through the annual subscription to FORMED, funds to purchase an annual subscription to Give Us This Day and materials to enrich the faith formation program, plus funding to assist students with Confirmation retreat expenses.

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Fruita
Amount Awarded: $7,500
Purpose of Grant: To defray the costs to host multiple parish retreats focused on the Eucharist, purchase a smart TV  to enhance the faith formation program, offset the expense to send youth ministers to the Catholic Youth Ministry Convention and Steubenville of the Rockies, plus support for SERVES Service Workcamp and  Newman Club activities.

St. Margaret Mary Mission, Hotchkiss
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To purchase a variety of age-appropriate religious formation workbooks for faith formation, adult bible study and RCIA; support to engage and evangelize the youth and funding to help with FORMED subscription fees.

St. Michael, Delta
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: To help defray the costs for youth to attend Steubenville of the Rockies, the Southwest Catholic Youth Conference and the Life Teen Leadership Conference.

Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Olathe
Amount Awarded: $1,450
Purpose of Grant: To purchase a video projector and portable screen to benefit the faith formation program.

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

Hispanic Ministry, Grand Junction Deanery
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant: To defray the expense to host a two-day Congreso Eucaristico Dioceano—a Diocesan Eucharistic Revival in Spanish—to serve the Hispanic community in the greater Grand Junction deanery.

 

St. Peter Parish, Gunnison

St. Peter Parish, Gunnison
Amount Awarded: $5,500
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.