The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF)
is pleased to announce
the 2019 application process for ministry grants.
Ministry grants are available to parishes, parish clusters, and deaneries within the Diocese of Joliet
who are seeking to build, create, and develop initiatives that are within the parameters of Catholic education,
educational faith formation, evangelization/outreach and youth/young adult ministries.
Grants will be made to both new projects as well as existing projects.
Parishes and clusters can receive up to $3,000 to fund initiatives.
This current fiscal year (ending June 2019) the CEF received a grant through the CATHOLIC MINISTRIES ANNUAL APPEAL (CMAA) to fund the following ministry projects throughout the Diocese:
|St. Paul Street Evangelization-Joliet Chapter||North Will/Kendall Deanery|
|Children's Liturgy of the Word||Immaculate Conception, Braidwood|
|Teens on Fire||St. Charles Borromeo, Bensenville|
|Encounter Family Formation||St. Dennis, Lockport|
|At Home with Jesus||Corpus Christi, Carol Stream|
|Parish Mission Experience||St. Thomas the Apostle, Naperville|
|Making Disciples Institute||St. Mary Immaculate, Plainfield|
|Religious Education Annual Kick-Off||St. Lawrence, South Wilmington|
|Women of the Way||Diocese of Joliet Vocations-JAVA|
|Evangelizing Baptism Prep||St. Mary, Mokena|
|Rooted Families||St. Jude, Joliet|
|YouCat Library for Juniors and Seniors||St. Jude, New Lenox|
|Mom's Connect Ministry for the Family||Assumption BVM, Coal City|
|Engaging Parishioners||St. Alexander, Villa Park|
|Youth Alpha: Plant the Seeds||St. Patrick, Yorkville|
|ProLife Club for Junior High||Immaculate Conception, Morris|
|Because You are a Holy Family||Holy Family, Shorewood|
|Celebration of Illinois Bicentennial||St. Mary Nativity, Joliet|
|Tenth Hour Iniative||Visitation, Elmhurs (Multiple Parishes)|
|Scholarship Funding for Biblical Institute||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Darien|
|Forming Intentional Discples||St. Mary, Plano|
|Hispanic Family Initiative||St. John Paul II, Kankakee|
|Joliet Cursillo Movement||Diocese of Joliet|
Application Deadline is June 1, 2019
Here's how to apply:
1. Start dreaming and figuring out your needs.
2. Read through the information sheet with program details.
3. Think creatively about a potential grant.
4. Fill out and submit the application.
Before completing the application, save the application form (PDF format) to a drive or location on your computer (e.g., Local Disk (C:), My Documents folder). The Save button provided on the form will open a Save As dialog box, which will allow you to save the application to a desired location on your computer. If viewing the form in a built-in PDF viewer (e.g., Chrome, FireFox), right-click the PDF and select Save as or Save Page As. Make sure the Save as type is set to Adobe Acrobat Document (*.pdf).
Once completed, the application will need to be printed and signed by the applicant and the Pastor. A hard copy can then be mailed to the:
Catholic Education Foundation ATTN: MINISTRY GRANTS 16555 Weber Road Crest Hill, IL 60403
For more information about these grants or for questions regarding
the development of a grant proposal, feel free to contact:
Shirley Roberson, CEF Office, 815/221-6127 or SRoberson@dioceseofjoliet.org