Grants

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

Thanks to the generosity of our donors who supported us during the challenges faced this year, the Catholic Foundation was able to distribute nearly $100,000 in grant awards to 35 Catholic parishes and organization throughout the diocese. Nearly $86,000 was awarded in parish, mission and program assistance for catechetical programs, faith formation and worship. In addition, $14,000 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

In addition to providing parish, mission and program assistance, the Catholic Foundation awarded $39,500 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 2019

Diocese of Pueblo

Campus Ministry
Amount Awarded: $4,000
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.

Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist members attend the National Council of Catholic Women Convention as it celebrate 100 years of service, stewardship and discipleship.

 

Alamosa Deanery

St. Joseph Parish, Capulin
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to support the parish Family Commission host a variety of retreats designed to strengthen the faith of families by inviting them in a more intentional participation in the life and mission of the Church.

San Juan Catholic Community, Monte Vista
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide training for youth ministers; resources for home-based sacramental preparation to encourage parents to participate in the spiritual formation of their children; and to defray the expense of hosting sacramental retreats for children, youth and their families.

Sacred Heart Church, Alamosa
Amount Awarded: $4,175
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the cost of updating the sound system in the parish hall to provide better retreat experiences, parent meetings and formation classes, plus funding to subscribe to FORMED, an online catechetical program used in adult faith formation, Spanish and English prayer groups and sacramental preparation.

Sangre de Cristo Parish, San Luis
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase large print missalettes to accommodate elderly parishioners, and tables and chairs for the parish hall, and support for the Santa Ana Fiesta which raises funds to provide propane for the parish during the winter, ensuring a warm environment for worship.

Durango Deanery

IHM/ Pope John Paul II Parish, Pagosa Springs
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the expense of hosting a Vacation Bible School Camp which is offered to children in the parish, Catholic families not members of the parish who want their children to know Jesus, and all others in the Pagosa area who want to participate and grow spiritually; plus funding for the youth pilgrimage to Chimayo and area churches.

 

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 speaker expenses for the 9th Annual Southwest Catholic Youth Conference which, this year, will focus on the message of chastity, purity and dignity.

OLG/St. Patrick- La Junta

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

La Junta Deanery

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to subscribe to FORMED, the online catechetical program that will be a great benefit while families adhere to social distancing guidelines; plus funding to the purchase materials for sacramental instruction and RCIA classes and bibles.

Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish, La Junta
Amount Awarded: $3,000
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. Mary Church, Las Animas
Amount Awarded: $500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase an additional television and DVD player for use in the faith formation program to effectively provide catechesis while complying with social distancing guidelines.

 

Pueblo Deanery

Catholic Pastoral Network, Youth Ministry
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the expense to host a two-day, NET Ministry retreat for youth grades 7-12, which provides an interactive faith-based experience that emphasizes living as a disciple of Christ and generates momentum for existing youth programs.

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, which gives teens an opportunity to learn more about their Catholic faith and inspire involvement in ministry and service to the Church.

Catholic Pastoral Network, National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to help parishes defray the travel expenses of their priests attending NCYC along with their respective youth groups.

St. John Neumann Catholic School, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant: Catholic education tuition assistance to support and heighten enrollment, and to foster he spiritual formation of our youth.

St. Therese Catholic School, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,500
Purpose of Grant:  Catholic education tuition assistance to support and heighten enrollment, and to foster he spiritual formation of our youth.


Christ the King, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase FORMED and Flocknote digital platforms to help the parish develop more effect outreach and evangelizing by providing a variety of avenues to stay connected, send catechetical content to parishioners and provide direct access to Catholic resources, including those who are unable to attend Mass regularly.

Our Lady of Assumption, Westcliffe
Amount Awarded: $500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to share with St. Benedict Parish in Florence one-half 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. Michael Parish, Canon City
Amount Awarded: $3,750
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the costs to send families to Family Camp at Annunciation Heights Catholic Youth and Family Camp/Retreat to build family-focused formation and continue the parish’s conversion to a community of missionary discipleship

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist students traveling to the 2020 Southwest Catholic Youth Conference in Farmington, N.M., where they can learn and share their faith with other teens.

Mt. Carmel Youth attend  S.W.C.Y.C.

Holy Family Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $1,200
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase resources for the Life Teen program which leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Christ and His Church by providing innovative ways to connect.

St. Leander Parish, Pueblo
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to purchase audio/visual equipment that will provide quality catechetical media presentations for the religious education and other parish programs.

St. Benedict Parish, Florence
Amount Awarded: $1,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to expand the Adult Discipleship Faith Formation and Children-Families Discipleship Formation programs by purchasing the Be My Discipleship and Life of Christ series, which will include on-line and home-study opportunities.

Grand Junction Deanery

St. Joseph Parish, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to enrich the faith formation program by offering a Hispanic Family Parish Retreat to help form Conformation candidates and their families as well, and to encourage family prayer time, sharing of the Gospel and opportunities to experience Christ together.

Mesa College Campus Ministry, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the expense of hosting a Welcoming Retreat to foster intentional disciples, and help equip Spirit-filled evangelizers to empower new student leaders through offsite retreats and training.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $4,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to defray the costs of hosting a week-long Vacation Bible School to catechize those children who have been isolated by the Covid-19 pandemic, including funds for scholarships so that every child may attend regardless of the family’s ability to pay the registration fee.

Sacred Heart Church, Paonia
Amount Awarded: $2,400
Purpose of Grant: Funds to strengthen Catholic technology resources through the annual subscription to FORMED, an online catechetical program used in adult faith formation, bible study, sacramental preparation, youth ministry and English as a Second Language, plus funding to purchase an annual subscription to Give Us This Day to provide opportunities for worship at home.

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Fruita
Amount Awarded: $4,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist youth attending 2020 SWCYC, Steubenville of the Rockies and Camp Cedaredge, thus increasing the opportunities for parishioners to actively engage in their faith journey and grow in their personal relationship with Christ; plus funding for FORMED, to continue providing solid Catholic resources for the adult faith formation program, sacramental preparation and home study.

St. Margaret Mary Mission, Hotchkiss
Amount Awarded: $1,010
Purpose of Grant: Funds to continue a successful the English as a Second Language program in order to welcome, serve and evangelize the large Hispanic population in the parish, plus funding to help the youth develop their Catholic faith through retreat opportunities.

St. Peter Parish, fbo Hispanic Ministry Concert, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to help St. Peter sponsor the inspirational, Martín Valverde Concierto Dióceano for the Grand Junction deanery.

Holy Family Catholic School, Grand Junction
Amount Awarded: $3,500
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: $3,000
Purpose of Grant: Funds to assist Grand Junction Deanery Catholic youth attending a Confirmation retreat at Camp Cedaredge, which provides the opportunity for spiritual, liturgical, and sacramental engagement in preparation for the final rite of initiation.

Grand Junction Deanery Youth Ministry

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

St. Peter Parish, Gunnison
Amount Awarded: $4,250
Purpose of Grant: Funds to support K-12 faith formation programs, provide retreat opportunities and to purchase sacramental preparation program to increase participation in the faith formation program; plus funding for spiritual outreach to college students attending Western Colorado University.

Vacation Bible School, Gunnison

Queen of All Saints, Crested Butte
Amount Awarded: $1,500
Purpose of Grant: Funds to provide scholarship support for students enrolling in the faith formation classes and retreats; plus finding to purchase a mobile dry-erase classroom partition to facilitate social distancing regulations while parishioners learn about their faith.

Religious Formation, Crested Butte