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St. Stephen Parish in Oil City

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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. The Catholic Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) corporation and the only community foundation in northwest Pennsylvania guided by Catholic values and investment principles.

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A Husband's Surprise is a Remarkable Tribute

A Husband's Surprise is a Remarkable Tribute

Students at Saint Joseph Catholic School in Warren, PA, will benefit for years to come thanks to an endowment named for a beloved teacher.

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Transforming Lives One Breath at a Time

Transforming Lives One Breath at a Time

The Saint Thomas More Club “Fr. Pete” Endowment was set up by former Saint Thomas More Club members to provide for the mission of Maria House Project.

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Enhancing Faith Formation from a Distance

Enhancing Faith Formation from a Distance

Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, DuBois received a $1,470 Catholic Foundation grant in 2019 to help provide faith development, faith sharing and continuing education for parishioners in the eastern vicariate interested in furthering their faith.

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The baptismal focus of holy water is most compelling at the Easter Vigil where the sprinkling is directly connected to the renewal of promises.

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Stewardship and Our Baptismal Promises

The practice of renewing baptismal promises at Easter is essential for those who take the stewardship of their faith seriously.