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A Spark to Life-Long Faith Formation

A Spark to Life-Long Faith Formation

Evangelization Endowment

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.

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Education Endowment Funding Impacts Every Diocesan School

Immaculate Heart of Mary Education Endowment Funding Impacts Every Diocesan School

Immaculate Heart of Mary Education Endowment

Faced with limited resources to lead thirty diverse schools that educate over 5,000 students, as Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Erie, Jim Gallagher has an important job at a critical time for Catholic education. Today one of his key supporters is someone he’s never met.

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Together, Leaving Legacies to Serve the Poor

Together, Leaving Legacies to Serve the Poor

Catholic Charities Legacy Endowment

Inspired by legacy gifts from thoughtful donors, and with an eye for the future, the Catholic Charities Legacy Endowment has been established by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie, Inc. Bequests from longtime supporters of Catholic Charities, Msgr. William Biebel and Mark Kulyk, seeded this endowment which now offers an open invitation for others to follow their lead.

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Tuition Assistance Makes Catholic School Affordable for Many

Tuition Assistance Makes Catholic School Affordable for Many

Education Endowment

Last year $55,000 was distributed from the Catholic Foundation’s education endowment to augment the Bishop’s Tuition Assistance Program which helps ensure Catholic education remains affordable for families.

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College Scholarship Rewards Church Service

College Scholarship Rewards Church Service

Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish Memorial Scholarship Endowment

John Brady's involvement and faithful service over the years at Saint Thomas Parish in Corry was rewarded with a scholarship from the Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish Memorial Scholarship Endowment fund held at the Catholic Foundation.

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Faithful Parishioners, Giving in Perpetuity

Faithful Parishioners, Giving in Perpetuity

Fox and Cenedella Endowment

Through the Fox and Cenedella Endowment established in 2012, Dr. Stephen Cenedella continues to give generously to Saint Patrick Parish in Franklin. Because of his foresight and generosity, annual grants designated for Saint Patrick are available to the parish every year.

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Keeping the Parish Warm

Keeping the Parish Warm

Saint Callistus Church Endowment

Saint Callistus Parish in Kane used their 2019 endowment distribution to meet an unexpected parish need.

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Enhancing Faith Formation from a Distance

Enhancing Faith Formation from a Distance

Education Endowment

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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Assisting parishes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Assisting parishes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Every day the Catholic Foundation seeks to inspire and unite Catholics in supporting their faith community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Catholic Foundation created new ways for donors to support their parish, school or favorite ministry.

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