September 6, 2019

Evangelization and Catechesis Supplement

Archdiocesan endowment funds offer ways to support catechetical efforts in central and southern Indiana

Criterion staff report

Two Catholic Community Foundation funds exist that allow anyone to financially support the efforts of the archdiocesan Office of Catechesis to form faith-filled Catholics in central and southern Indiana.

Special Needs Ministry Endowment Fund

Recently, the archdiocesan Office of Catechesis was entrusted with a fund established by the Guardian Angels Guild in 1959 to provide assistance to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was renamed the Special Needs Ministry Endowment Fund.

The funds are still designated for supporting ministries for persons with disabilities. This now includes annual community events sponsored by the office for those with special needs, such as two retreat experiences, as well as bringing in knowledgeable and effective speakers to help provide formation and skills to parish catechetical leaders and catechists in forming those with special needs.

To contribute to this fund, send a check payable to the Catholic Community Foundation (noting in the memo line: Special Needs Ministry Endowment Fund #289-0369) to the Office of Catechesis, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN,  46202. For more information, contact Erin Jeffries in the Office of Catechesis at ejeffries@archindy.org or 317-236-1448.

Catechesis for Discipleship Endowment Fund

Contributing to this fund allows donors to participate in the mission-critical work of the local Church to “go and make disciples” (Mt 28:19). Contributions will help make a disciple relationship with Christ more real and vibrant for many women and men throughout central and southern Indiana.

Among the uses for the fund are:

  • helping parish catechetical leaders attend regional or national conferences for their professional and spiritual development;
  • inviting accomplished and effective speakers to the archdiocese for workshops that benefit both leaders and catechists;
  • various related uses focused on helping those called to catechetical ministry to serve the faithful in a Spirit-filled way that bears good fruit.

To contribute to this fund, go to www.archindy.org/ccf/contributions for online contributions, or send a check payable to the Catholic Community Foundation (noting in the memo line Catechesis for Discipleship Endowment Fund #285-0287) to the Office of Catechesis, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN  46202. For more information, contact Ken Ogorek, director of the archdiocesan Office of Catechesis, at 317-236-1446, or 800-382-9836, ext. 1446, or kogorek@archindy.org. †

 

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