Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania
provides a permanent and secure funding stream to strengthen and grow the Church's mission and ministries in Northwest Pennsylvania.
Given in Gratitude for a Nurturing Catholic Community
When John “Jack” Potosnak reflects on his mother’s life story, he has immense gratitude for the Catholic ministries that shaped and guided her through difficult early years. To honor that support, and to help fuel a strong Catholic community for the future, Jack established the Helen Potosnak Memorial Endowment in the Catholic Foundation.
A Lasting Legacy
A bequest from John and Barbara Jacquel to Our Lady of Mercy Church in Harborcreek was used to create an endowment that benefits the parish ministries they were passionate about.
Learning Current Trends and Best Practices for Ministry
Because of an education grant from the Catholic Foundation, Sue Berdis, faith formation coordinator at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Erie, PA, was able to attend the Mid-Atlantic Congress in February, 2020.
RECENT NEWS & UPDATES
May 8 is Mother’s Day and what theme is more universal than motherhood? We Catholics prize that nurturing relationship so highly that we call our Church, “Holy Mother,” and we venerate Mary, the mother of Jesus, for her pivotal role in the life of our Lord and savior.
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“You are being enriched in every way for all generosity, which through us produces thanksgiving to God.”
(2 Corinthians 9:11)