Faith Education and Social Services Bolstered by Grants
For Immediate Release                                                                      July 25, 2018
 
 
Contact:               Terri Gadzinski, Executive Director of Stewardship and Development
                                tgadzinski@dioceseofmarquette.org
                                906/227-9108
 
Faith Education and Social Services Bolstered by Grants
 
Sixty-eight grants totaling over $283,000 were approved to benefit faith education and social services throughout the Upper Peninsula. Catholic parishes, missions, Catholic schools and Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula are the beneficiary organizations.  
 
Bishop John F. Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette approved the current grant awards following recommendations from the Legacy of Faith advisory board and grant review committee.
 
In accordance with Legacy of Faith endowment guidelines, half of the available grant funds support Catholic schools, 30% parish faith formation, 10% Catholic Social Services of the U.P. and 10% Catholic Action Fund, which supports new and emerging programs and ministries.
 
Under Doerfler’s leadership, the focus of grants has been on evangelizing programs and ministries that support his three-fold invitation to the people of the Diocese of Marquette to be a friend of Jesus, make a friend, and introduce a friend to Jesus.
 
Each of the nine Catholic schools received a total of $145,982. In consultation with school superintendent, Mark Salisbury, schools are asked to focus the grant funds on efforts that improve school sustainability, including designating 10% each year, over a period of years, to enhance curriculum.
 
Fifty-seven grants for faith formation programs were approved totaling $82,825. Grants were awarded in all seven vicariates, or geographic regions, throughout the Upper Peninsula. A variety of programs were funded that benefit all age groups.  Many of the faith formation grants are supporting parish-specific evangelization plans. 
 
“To integrate grant projects even closer to our bishop’s pastoral plan, wherever appropriate, we suggested that invitation to participate in programs be extended beyond the parish boundaries, to others in the area, including inactive and non-Catholics,” commented Legacy of Faith director, Terri Gadzinski. “We are sharing program success stories across parishes. Sometimes how the invitation is extended can make all the difference between someone attending or not.”
 
Catholic Social Services of the U.P. will receive a $29,196 to help provide counseling assistance to clients who do not have insurance to pay for services or are under-insured. Catholic Social Services offices are located in Marquette, Escanaba and Iron Mountain.
 
For further information about Legacy of Faith or the programs receiving funding, visit www.LegacyOfFaith.net or contact Gadzinski at 906/227-9108.
 
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(Editors, please note: A listing, by vicariate or geographic region, of all grants follows, naming the grantee, city, grant purpose and grant amount)
 
 
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Caption: “Sixteen missionaries and two interns, with support from Father Ben Hasse and Sister Jacqueline Spaniola, OSF, are prepared to spend the summer serving Catholic parishes around the U.P., Wisconsin and Minnesota. Grant support from Legacy of Faith lowers the cost for U.P. parishes to participate.
 
 
Legacy of Faith
1004 Harbor Hills Drive   ●  Marquette, MI  49855   ●  http://www.LegacyOfFaith.net
2018-19
Recent Endowment Grants
Program Name Parish/School City $ Approved
Diocesan-wide Impact: $96,001
Annual Distribution 2018-19 Catholic Social Services Diocesan-wide 29,196.00
Totus Tuus 2019 Diocese of Marquette Diocesan-wide 28,000.00
Catechist Formation: Year 1 Diocese of Marquette Diocesan-wide 1,409.05
Cathedral Concert Series Diocese of Marquette Diocesan-wide 1,825.00
Good Leader Good Shepherds Diocese of Marquette Diocesan-wide 17,371.00
Catholic Summer Camp 2018 Holy Rosary Diocesan-wide 3,200.00
Steubenville Youth Conference 2019 Precious Blood Diocesan-wide 15,000.00
Holy Name of Mary Vicariate: $20,331
Lighthouse Catholic Media Kiosk St. Francis Xavier Brimley 460.00
Bible Study St. Florence Drummond Island 106.00
Koinonia Retreat 2018 St. Gregory Newberry 656.25
Formed St. Joseph Rudyard 600.00
2018-19 Unrestricted St. Mary Catholic School Sault Ste. Marie 16,848.54
LSSU Newman Center Retreats LSSU Catholic Newman Center Sault Ste. Marie 1,200.00
Lighthouse Catholic Media Kiosk St. Mary Trout Lake 460.00
Most Holy Name of Jesus Vicariate: $19,914
Totus Tuus - Bus Transportation Sacred Heart Calumet 500.00
Matthew: The King & His Kingdom Starter Pack St. Paul the Apostle Calumet 149.00
Library Resources Resurrection Hancock 750.00
NFP Teacher Training St. Albert the Great Houghton 1,409.05
Faith Formation Technology Upgrades St. Joseph Lake Linden 1,575.00
2018-19 Unrestricted Sacred Heart Catholic School L'Anse 13,118.27
Parish Mission Sacred Heart of Jesus L'Anse 1,350.00
One Bread, One Body Sacred Heart of Jesus L'Anse 562.50
Alpha Advertising Sacred Heart of Jesus L'Anse 500.00
St. John Neumann Vicariate: $17,491
Youth & Adult Faith Formation Program Resources Holy Redeemer Menominee 550.00
2018-19 Unrestricted St. John Paul II Catholic Academy Menominee 16,240.59
Vacation Bible School 2018 St. Bruno Nadeau 300.00
Magnificat St. John Neumann Spalding 300.00
Catholicism: The New Evangelization St. John Neumann Spalding 100.00
St. Joseph & St. Patrick Vicariate: $49,470
Women's Bible Study: Walking with Purpose St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Bark River 500.00
       
2018-19 Unrestricted Holy Name Catholic School Escanaba 23,037.91
NET Retreat 2018 (Middle School) St. Thomas the Apostle Escanaba 555.00
NET Retreat 2018 (High School) St. Thomas the Apostle Escanaba 555.00
Family Retreat 2018 Marygrove Garden 1,050.00
Youth & Adult Faith Formation Program Resources St. John the Baptist Garden 900.00
Youth Faith Formation Program Resources All Saints Gladstone 300.00
Vacation Bible School 2018 All Saints Gladstone 300.00
Youth Retreat 2019 All Saints Gladstone 1,350.00
Faith Alive Program St. Francis De Sales Manistique 3,000.00
Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come St. Francis De Sales Manistique 650.00
2018-19 Unrestricted St. Francis De Sales Catholic School Manistique 16,297.57
Formed St. Joseph Perkins 625.00
Vacation Bible School 2019 St. Joseph Perkins 350.00
St. Mary Norway Vicariate: $34,909
2018-19 Unrestricted Bishop Baraga Catholic School Iron Mountain 15,642.17
NET Retreat 2018 (Transportation) Bishop Baraga Catholic School Iron Mountain 50.00
Troops of St. George Program St. Mary & St. Joseph Iron Mountain 450.00
Faith Formation Technology Upgrades St. Mary & St. Joseph Iron Mountain 1,000.00
Awaken U.P. & Rise U.P. St. Mary Queen of Peace Kingsford 2,775.00
2018-19 Unrestricted Holy Spirit School Norway 14,197.68
Theology of the Body, Lectio & David the King St. Mary Norway 239.00
NET Retreat 2018 Holy Name of Mary Sault Ste. Marie 555.00
St. Mary Rockland Vicariate: $15,012
NET Retreat 2018 St. Sebastian Bessemer 555.00
Youth Faith Formation Program Resources Sacred Heart Ewen 450.00
2018-19 Unrestricted All Saints Catholic Academy Ironwood 11,962.42
Prison Ministry: Metanoia (A Change of Heart) Our Lady of Peace Ironwood 822.50
Youth & Adult Faith Formation Program Resources Our Lady of Peace Ironwood 521.66
Formed Immaculate Conception Wakefield 700.00
St. Peter Cathedral Vicariate: $30,432
Formed St. Anthony Gwinn 550.00
Marian Shrine Pilgrimage St. Anthony Gwinn 750.00
2018-19 Unrestricted Father Marquette Catholic Academy Marquette 18,637.07
Together with Jesus Couple Prayer Series St. Louis the King Marquette 125.00
NET Retreat 2018 St. Louis the King Marquette 1,110.00
Men's & Women's Days of Reflection St. Michael Marquette 1,500.00
Marygrove Retreat Scholarships St. Michael Marquette 750.00
Library Resources St. Peter Cathedral Marquette 300.00
Formed St. Peter Cathedral Marquette 700.00
CCM Peer Ministry Initiative NMU Catholic Campus Ministry Marquette 5,000.00
Faith Formation Technology Upgrades Our Lady of Perpetual Help Palmer 660.00
Fr. Michael Gaitley Resources Our Lady of Perpetual Help Palmer 350.00
      283,559
 
 
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