The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF)
is pleased to announce
the 2020 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 2020) the CEF received a grant through the CATHOLIC MINISTRIES ANNUAL APPEAL (CMAA) to fund the following ministry projects throughout the Diocese:
|ChristLife Series||St. Daniel the Prophet|
|Biblical Institute||Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
|Bringing Scripture Alive||St. Mary Nativity|
|Kerygma 4 Kids||St. Mary Nativity|
|Technology Technician||Holy Spirit Catholic Community|
|Blessed||Holy Spirit Catholic Community|
|Family Faith Formation||St. Michael|
|Forming & Feeding Catholic Families & Lenten Parish Mission||Holy Ghost|
|Bible Study for Middle School Students||St. Thomas the Apostle|
|Christ's Passion Bible Study||Immaculate Conception - Morris|
|Youth Alpha||St. Patrick Parish|
|From Alpha to Omega Forming Disciples||St. Patrick Parish|
|MAlpha: The First Step to Faith||St. Patrick Parish|
|Sacramental Preparation Assistance||St. Francis Xavier|
|Religious Ed. Kick-Off||St. Lawrence|
|Adult Catechesis/Evang-Let's Do This!||Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|Family Faith Formation Special Events||Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|Tap Your Faith||St. Jude|
|Welcome 2.0||St. Philip the Apostle|
|Theology of the Body for Teens||Immaculate Conception|
|Opening Your Heart Bible Study||Immaculate Conception|
|Children's Liturgy of the Word||Immaculate Conception|
|Parent Letters||St. Alexander|
|Making Connections - Meeting People Where They Are||St. Alexander|
|Car Line Ministry||St. Mary|
|ALPHA: Feed the Hungry||St. Michael|
|Teens on Fire||St. Charles Borromeo|
|Family Faith Formation - Family Time is Sacred Time||St. Charles Borromeo|
|A Quiet Place with Jesus||St. Mary Immaculate|
|Joliet Cursillo Movement||Joliet Cursillo Movement|
|OLP Confirmation Retreat||Our Lady of Peace|
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