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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.

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Legacy Giving Reflects a Life Well-Lived

Legacy Giving Reflects a Life Well-Lived

Mary McCarthy shared her earthly blessings the same way she lived her life -- in faith, with purpose, and making impact. Later in life as she planned her legacy, she described faith as a spark that lights the way for people to look beyond themselves. Today, years after her death, Mary's endowments continue to light the way for the Catholic ministries that meant the most to her.

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Making Christ Visible

Making Christ Visible

In 2018, the Evangelization Endowment awarded a total of $35,742 in grants.

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Enhancing Faith Formation from a Distance

Enhancing Faith Formation from a Distance

St. 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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Come, Holy Spirit, come!

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Pentecost and Stewardship: Hearts on Fire for Jesus

On the weekend of May 22 and 23, we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples to bring fire and flame to their hearts’ commitment to Jesus. The Holy Spirit continues to place our hearts on fire to know Jesus. But do we realize it?