The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF)
is pleased to announce
the 2017 application process for ministry grants.
Ministry grants are available to parishes, clusters, and ministries 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, or evangelization/outreach.
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 the CEF received a grant through the CATHOLIC MINISTRIES ANNUAL APPEAL (CMAA) to fund the following ministry projects throughout the Diocese:
|Biblical Institute of the Joliet Diocese||Assumption BVM, Coal City|
|Hispanic Youth Ministry||Divine Savior, Downers Grove|
|God Loves Us||Holy Spirit, Naperville|
|Bible Study for Middle School||Holy Spirit, Naperville|
|Engaging Parents - Biblical Walk through Mass||Immaculate Conception, Morris|
|Mercy Explored Day||Notre Dame, Clarendon Hills|
|Christ Renews His Parish||Our Lady of Mercy, Aurora|
|Adult Formation Program||Our Lady of Peace, Darien|
|Baptismal Parent Outreach||Out Mother of Good Counsel, Homer Glen|
|Pillars of Peer Leadership||Resurrection, Wayne|
|Special Needs Ministry to Adults||Southern CRE/DRE Deanery|
|Forming Catechists as coaches||St. Alexander, Villa Park|
|Postcard Campaign||Homer Glen, Lockport Parishes|
|Forming Families of Faith||St. Charles Borromeo, Bensenville|
|Living our Faith||St. Daniel the Prophet, Wheaton|
|Just Faith||St. Irene Warrenville|
|Catechisis of the Good Shepherd||St. Joan of Arc, Lisle|
|Catechist Formation||St. Joseph, Addison|
|Evangelization to Baptism for Families||St. Joseph, Manhattan|
|Engaging Families in the Mass||St. Joseph, Manhattan|
|St. Jude Outreach Project||St. Jude New Lenox|
|Elizabeth ministry||St. Jude, New Lenox|
|Catechist Resource - Tweeting with God||St. Mary Immaculate, Plainfield|
|Evangelization/marketing #1||St. Mary Nativity, Joliet|
|Altar Server Incentives||St. Mary Nativity, Joliet|
|Monthly Theme Reflection||St. Mary Nativity, Joliet|
|Homecoming Celebration||St. Mary Nativity, Joliet|
|Living Your Strengths - Parish Formation||St. Mary, Plano|
|Catholic Media||St. Mary, Paxton|
|Catholic Speaker||St. Mary, Paxton|
|Biblical Institute Scholarship (Diocese REO-funded)||St. Matthew, Glendale Hts|
|Catechisis of the Good Shephed||St. Michael, Wheaton|
|Alpha Program/Peter and Paul/The Apostles||St. Patrick , Joliet|
|Small Group Experience||St. Patrick, Yorkville|
|Catechists Engaged||St. Patrick, Yorkville|
|Strength Finers: Out of the Pew, Into the Fray||St. Patrick, Yorkville|
|From Mass to Mission||St. Paul the Apostle, Joliet|
|Evangelization (diocesan funded)||St. Philip the Apostle, Addison|
|Sunday gospel Reflections for Teens||St. Thomas the Apostle, Naperville|
Application Deadline is June 1.
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:
Joe Langenderfer, CEF Office, 815/221-6127 or email@example.com