The Catholic Foundation helps parishes throughout northwest Pennsylvania sustain and grow their mission. Parishes who create an endowment with the Catholic Foundation strengthen their financial futures and receive perpetual yearly income.

Twenty-one parishes in the Diocese of Erie have endowments with the Catholic Foundation.

In 2019, distributions were made to several parishes, including $5,230 to Saint Michael Church in DuBois. The Saint Michael Church DuBois Endowment Fund was created in 2015 for the upkeep, maintenance and repairs needed at Saint Michael Church in DuBois. Monsignor Siefer, pastor for Saint Michael Church, says that having the endowment helps to pay for some of the larger maintenance needs that may arise at the Church.

The Catholic Foundation also gave a distribution in the amount of $3,099 to Father Mark Nowak, representing the 2019 disbursement from the Saint Anthony-Saint Bernadette Endowment Fund. This fund provides reliable yearly income to support general parish needs, especially those of St. Bernadette Mission.

St Anthony St Bernadette Check Presentation for web
Lisa Louis and Fr. Mark Nowak

If you would like to donate to any of our endowment funds, or establish a new endowment, please contact Lisa Louis at (814) 824-1237 or

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