Grants

Giving . . . the little way

In 2019, the Catholic Foundation awarded $134,800 in grants to 44 Catholic parishes and organization throughout our vast and diverse diocese. $118,800 was awarded 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, $16,000 was granted to the four Catholic Schools in our diocese for tuition assistance and other programs. 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 of Pueblo. 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

In addition to providing Parish, Mission and Program assistance, the Catholic Foundation awarded $46,000 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, our donors! Without your contributions the Catholic Foundation would not be able to fulfill its mission; with your help we are 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 2019

Diocese of Pueblo

Campus Ministry
Amount Awarded: $5,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist 2 student leaders from each of the five (5) college campuses to attend the FOCUS Student Leadership Conference.

Pueblo Deanery
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide scholarships and to defer fees and travel expenses for 10 lay leaders to attend the FOCUS Student Leadership Conference.

 

Alamosa Deanery

Adam State Newman Club, Alamosa 
Amount Awarded: $1,250
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase the Divine Mercy DVD set and the Catholic Encounter and True Reformers study kits to assist young adult Newman Club students enrich their faith.

St. Joseph Parish, Capulin
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase a variety of faith formation materials, prayer materials and a guitar for the youth prayer group and children’s ministry formation, funds to assist youth traveling to Steubenville of the Rockies, and funds to assist with the Confirmation and Women’s retreat expenses.

San Juan Catholic Community, Monte Vista
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase bibles, faith formation materials for grades 6th- 9th, and to assist Confirmation students with registration fees to attend their Confirmation retreat at Beaver Creek Youth Camp.

Scared Heart Church, Alamosa
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the cost to update the sound system in the parish, benefiting Masses, funerals and other community events.

Durango Deanery

IHM/ Pope John Paul II Parish, Pagosa Springs
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase VBS supplies and to assist youth with travel expenses to attend Steubenville of San Diego.

Montelores Catholic Community, Cortez
Amount Awarded: $3,400
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase eight laptop computer and three TVs in order to project videos and to utilize the FORMED online catechetical video library in the K-12 faith formation classes, adult faith formation classes, RCIA, as well as to offer instruction in Spanish.

 

 

St. Columba Catholic School, Durango
Amount Awarded: $6,000
Purpose of Grant: Catholic education tuition assistance.

 

 

LifeGuard, Durango
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the speaker and band expenses for the 8th Annual Southwest Catholic Youth Conference.

Theatine Fathers, S.C.Y.C.

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

La Junta Deanery

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to subscribe to FORMED, and online catechetical program, and to purchase catechetical instruction materials for sacramental and RCIA classes.

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: $2,900
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the expense of hosting Totus Tuus for a week-long summer retreat.

St. Mary Church, Las Animas
Amount Awarded: $1,200
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase a new computer system and software for use in the faith formation program.

St. Peter Catholic Church, Ordway
Amount Awarded: $2,300
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase new faith formation curriculum for grades 1st-5th, as well as support for VBS for children from area parishes.


Pueblo Deanery

Pueblo Deanery Catholic Pastoral Network, Youth Ministry, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist with speaker expenses for the 2020 Catholic Youth Festival, as well as to provide scholarships for those wishing to attend.

Pueblo Deanery Pastoral Network, Vacation Bible School, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to offset the cost of curriculum, food and supplies to host a deanery-wide VBS, open to all Pueblo children and led by students in the youth ministry program.

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: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Tuition assistance.

St. Therese Catholic School, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant:  Funds to develop an instrumental program by purchasing 4 guitars, 8 violins, 2 bass guitars, a keyboard piano and music arrangements.


Christ the King, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $2,650
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase Word on Fire Engage, and Flocknote digital platforms to reach out and evangelize the community by providing mini-courses, announcements, event invitations and information from the pastor to parishioners, especially those who do not attend Mass regularly.

Our Lady of Assumption, Westcliffe
Amount Awarded: $1,750
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase bibles and catechisms for the adult faith formation program.

St. Pius X, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $2,800
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide the start-up fees associated with creating a new parish website and parish phone app, as well as to assist with the cost to run the website and phone app for the first year.

St. Michael Parish, Canon City
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grand: Funds to purchase a new computer and ancillary materials for the Director of Missionary Discipleship, plus support for VBS.

Sacred Heart Parish, Avondale
Amount Awarded: $2,100
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase faith formation textbooks, bibles, missals, sacramental certificates and miscellaneous liturgical supplies.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist youth traveling to the 2019 Southwest Catholic Youth Conference in Farmington, New Mexico, and to provide the registration fees to attend the 2020 Pueblo Youth Festival.

Mt. Carmel Youth attend  S.C.Y.C.

Holy Family Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $600
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase bibles for children enrolled in faith formation classes.

Shrine of St. Therese, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase a remote camera to broadcast Mass into the hospitality room.

St. Joseph Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,200
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase VBS curriculum and supplies, pay for the background checks for adult VBS volunteers, and to provide security for the 150-200 children attending VBS and the youth volunteers on St. Charles Mesa.

St. Benedict Parish, Florence
Amount Awarded: $1,200
Purpose of Grant: Funds to expand the adult discipleship program by purchasing the Symbolon DVD series to assist catechists with RCIA, sacramental preparation and adult formation.

St. Paul the Apostle, Pueblo West
Amount Awarded: $2,300
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist students and chaperones to attend Steubenville of the Rockies.

St. Francis Xavier, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $6,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to update the sound system in the church and to purchase wireless headphones and microphones to improve clarity during Mass.

Grand Junction Deanery

St. Michael Parish, Delta
Amount Awarded: $1,750
Purpose of Grant: Funds to send a youth minister to the 2019 Youth Ministry Training Convention for Teen Life in Scottsdate, AZ, in order to prepare to offer a formal, parish youth program.

St. Mary Catholic Church, Montrose
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase religious art to adorn the newly constructed shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

St. Joseph Parish, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the speaker and food expenses for a family faith retreat as part of the continuing development of the Family Formation program.

Mesa Campus Ministry, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the costs of hosting an annual Welcome Retreat; to provide several retreat opportunities for students attending Mesa College; and funding to renovate the Newman House outdoor space.

Sacred Heart Church, Paonia
Amount Awarded: $1,550
Purpose of Grant: Funds to renew the annual subscription to FORMED, an online catechetical program, and to purchase a new office computer to use for administrative duties and sacramental instruction.

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Fruita
Amount Awarded: $4,600
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist youth traveling to the Catholic Heart Work Camp in Denver, and to purchase Reconciliation and First Eucharist sacramental instruction programs.

St. Margaret Mary Mission, Hotchkiss
Amount Awarded: $2,200
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase 2 laptop computers in order to better utilize FORMED, the online catechetical program used in the faith formation program, and to purchase a new smart-TV to enhance classroom instruction.

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

Grand Junction Deanery, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $4,000
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-12, and support for retreat and conference activities for the youth.

Vacation Bible School, Gunnison

Queen of All Saints, Crested Butte
Amount Awarded: $2,050
Purpose of Grant: Funds to help subscribe to FORMED, an online catechetical program, registration fees for for three theology coursed offered by Dayton University, plus miscellaneous supplies to enhance the children’s faith formation program.

Religious Formation, Crested Butte