Since COVID-19 has made us temporarily unable to gather for worship, parish offertory income has fallen off while financial obligations of our parishes remain the same. The Catholic Foundation is happy to facilitate and support online giving options to support not only parishes, but also Catholic schools and ministries in our diocese.

2nd round of checks to Parishes
Checks ready to be mailed

Pastors are glad to know that the second round of checks were just sent out for donations made through the Catholic Foundation’s online giving initiative.

While these initiatives are helping our parishes, schools and ministries during this difficult time, they also align with the Foundation’s mission to provide permanent and secure funding to strengthen and grow the Church's mission and ministries in Northwest Pennsylvania.

To learn more about these initiatives and how you can support your favorite parish, school or ministry during this time, visit our COVID-19 Emergency Relief Effort page.

“I am pleased that the Catholic Foundation is assisting parishes and other institutions in the Erie Diocese with the online giving initiative. I am encouraged that people can access this online giving to financially support their parishes. Thanks to all at the Catholic Foundation for the work you are doing during these difficult days.”
— Msgr. Richard Siefer, Pastor: St. Catherine of Siena Church & St. Michael the Archangel Church, DuBois
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