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.
A Spark to Life-Long Faith Formation
When Michele Smith, religious education leader at Saint Callistus Parish in Kane applied for a Faith Formation grant with the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania in 2019, she never imagined that a global pandemic would alter her plans for implementing a parish-wide faith-formation plan. With the GIFT program already on her radar, Michele decided to adapt it for use with her elementary religious education students.
Local Legacy Fuels Education
This past year, four deserving students at Kennedy Catholic High School were granted scholarships from the Monsignor John B. Hagerty Endowment Scholarship Fund.
Helping to Build Amazing Parishes
A grant from the Education Endowment at the Catholic Foundation allowed the Diocese of Erie’s new faith formation team to attend the Amazing Parish conference in October 2019.
RECENT NEWS & UPDATES
When we look at the three traditional “disciplines” of Lent, prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we know that almsgiving gets the least attention. Almsgiving is simply an expression of our gratitude for all that God has given us, and a realization that as a member of a community of faith, it is never just “me and God.”
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