August 16, 2013

Biannual grants awarded to parishes, schools and archdiocesan agencies

Criterion staff report

During the fall of 2012 and the spring of 2013, more than $550,000 was awarded in grant monies to parishes, schools and agencies in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

The grants, awarded twice a year, are made available through the St. Francis Xavier Home Mission Endowment Fund, the Growth and Expansion Endowment Fund and the James P. Scott Endowment Fund. These grants were made possible through the generosity of archdiocesan parishioners, who set up the endowments.

The grant process is jointly administered by the archdiocesan Finance Office and the Office of Stewardship and Development.

Grant applications are due to the archdiocese for the two grant allocation periods on April 30 and Oct. 31 each year.

The grants awarded for the fall of 2012 and the spring of 2013 are as follows:

  • St. Paul Catholic Center, Bloomington; Growth and Expansion Fund; $7,000 for AV equipment.
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Terre Haute; Home Mission Fund; $10,000 for parish repairs and maintenance.
  • St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Rushville; James P. Scott Fund; $35,000 for church HVAC system.
  • St. Anthony Parish, Indianapolis; Home Mission Fund; $14,000 for AV equipment.
  • St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities, New Albany; Growth and Expansion Fund; $50,000 for permanent housing facility.
  • Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis; James P. Scott Fund; $20,000 for window replacement project.
  • St. Ambrose Parish, Seymour; James P. Scott Fund; $4,325 for electrical doors for parish and hall.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Indianapolis; James P. Scott Fund; $3,990 for Wi-Fi network.
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, New Albany; James P. Scott Fund; $14,000 for technology purchases.
  • Hispanic Ministry, New Albany; Growth and Expansion Fund; $8,960 for youth ministry program costs.
  • Prince of Peace Catholic Schools, Madison; Growth and Expansion Fund; $35,000 for tuition assistance.
  • Prince of Peace Catholic Schools, Madison; Home Mission Fund; $27,500 for technology improvements.
  • Holy Cross Parish, Indianapolis; Home Mission Fund; $12,800 for roof repairs.
  • St. Patrick Parish, Terre Haute; Home Mission Fund; $30,000 for fundraising efforts for tuition scholarships.
  • Catholic Charities, Bloomington; Growth and Expansion Fund; $12,000 for utilities costs at Becky’s Place.
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Clinton; Home Mission Fund; $77,000 for renovation and repairs to rectory and office.
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Clinton; Growth and Expansion Fund; $23,000 to hire director of religious education.
  • St. Mary Parish, Rushville; Growth and Expansion Fund; $9,000 for classroom technology.
  • Holy Family Parish, Oldenburg; James P. Scott Fund; $15,350 for roof and HVAC repairs.
  • St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities, New Albany; James P. Scott Fund; $25,000 for historic window rehabilitation.
  • Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House; Indianapolis; James P. Scott Fund; $5,915 for driveway repairs.
  • Holy Spirit Parish, Indianapolis; James P. Scott Fund; $33,000 for church repairs.
  • Prince of Peace Catholic Schools, Madison; James P. Scott Fund; $25,625 for bathroom and ceiling repairs.
  • Our Lady of Providence Jr./Sr. High School, Clarksville; James P. Scott Fund; $6,660 for cafeteria oven.
  • St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Clarksville; Home Mission Fund; $15,000 for Hispanic teaching position.
  • St. Bridget of Ireland Parish, Liberty; Home Mission Fund; $25,000 for church repairs and maintenance.
  • St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, Indianapolis; Home Mission Fund; $6,066 for restroom renovations.

(For information on how to apply for the grants, log on to www.archindy.org/finance/grant.html, or contact Stacy Harris in the Finance Office at sharris@archindy.org, or by phone at 317-236-1535 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1535.) †

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