Read about our donors and the impact they are having on our community.
Worship Evenings Bring Eucharistic Fervor
"Father, we need this." A parishioner at Saint Joseph Parish in Lucinda said this to their pastor in response to the parish plan to hold a series of evenings of Eucharistic worship in collaboration with two other parishes in their region. A Catholic Foundation grant helped to make their plans a reality.
Good Stewards Find Peace of Mind
Saint Basil the Great Parish Cemetery Endowment
Members of the Saint Basil Cemetery finance committee in Coalport take seriously their responsibility for the ongoing maintenance and care of the cemetery and for stewarding the funds entrusted to them for that purpose. Along with their pastor, Father Zab Amar, this group established the Saint Basil the Great Parish Cemetery Endowment in the Catholic Foundation, securing funds for the care of the cemetery in perpetuity.
Giving Back to Students in My Hometown
Kathryn Eisenman Eisert Endowment
Although many things have changed in Oil City over the years, friends and fond memories abound for Kathy Eisert of her formative years there. So much so that she chose to honor the community that means so much to her with a lasting gift for its future.
My Way of Saying Thanks
Reverend Thomas Fialkowski Endowment for Cathedral Preparatory School and Mother Teresa Academy
At the encouragement the associate pastor of his family’s parish, Saint Stanislaus in Erie, Father Thomas Fialkowski transferred to Cathedral Prep from Erie Tech in his sophomore year of high school. At the time he didn’t realize the importance of the decision. Looking back, he sees providence.
Paying Forward a Catholic Education
Deacon Martin P. Eisert Scholarship Endowment for Cathedral Preparatory School
Deacon Martin “Marty” Eisert knows firsthand the financial struggle many face to give their children a Catholic education. He established the Deacon Martin P. Eisert Scholarship Endowment for Cathedral Preparatory School to provide tuition assistance to students in financial need.
Love and Zeal: Endowment carries the spirit of Sister Denise Mosier into the future
Sister Denise Mosier Memorial Scholarship Endowment
There’s no doubt about it: Sister Denise Mosier, OSB, was an extraordinary spirit. Family and friends consistently use the words joy and love when describing her.
Perpetual Care of a Cemetery, Memorializing a Family
James E. and Bonnie A. Sullivan Endowment
Paul Sullivan remembers fondly the years his family lived in Eldred, Pennsylvania and attended Saint Raphael Parish. Fast-forwarding many years, and after leading lives far away from one another, the Sullivan siblings are collaborating today in a special way.
A Gift to Grow Our Love of Neighbor
Social Justice Endowment
Throughout her career as an attorney helping those on the margins of society and in her current role as an associate of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Edith Benson is someone who sees Jesus in everyone and everyone as her neighbor. When considering the lasting legacy she will leave, it made sense for her to find a way to continue to help those in most need beyond her lifetime.
Grant Provides Over 250 Thanksgiving Meals
No one wants to see a family go hungry on Thanksgiving. St. Martin Center, Inc. in Erie seized the opportunity to obtain grant funding to make sure their families in need received more than just a turkey for the holiday centered around sharing a meal.