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Catholic Parishes and Schools, Diocese of Cleveland, Awarded $1.9M in Grants

Posted December 18, 2015 in Press Releases

(December 18, 2015) The Catholic Community Foundation has made a distribution in the amount of $1,934,054 to the Office of Catechetical Formation and Education to provide assistance to a total of 144 parish catechists and Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cleveland. Schools submitted 90 grants and parishes submitted 54 grants to help fund sacramental preparation programs, technology, school curriculum and capital improvements.

The distribution was funded through the generosity of all parishes in the Diocese – pastors, parochial vicars, volunteers and parishioners – through the historic Rooted in Faith – Forward in Hope fundraising campaign, which has distributed nearly $92 million in support of campaign case components that benefit diocesan and parish ministries in the eight counties of the Diocese of Cleveland (Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit and Wayne).

“This distribution reaffirms the intention of the faithful to support Catholic education and catechetical formation for youth in the Diocese of Cleveland,” says Patrick Grace, Executive Director, Catholic Community Foundation. “We are seeing the fruits of Rooted in Faith – Forward in Hope building forward momentum for the Church in Northeast Ohio, which is benefiting today’s Catholics as well as generations to come.”

Rooted in Faith – Forward in Hope has raised more than $170 million in pledges, surpassing its goal. The Catholic Community Foundation is solely responsible for administering and managing the Rooted in Faith – Forward in Hope campaign on behalf of the Diocese of Cleveland, the 23rd largest diocese in the Unites States. The Foundation operates in union with the Diocese to help strengthen the Northeast Ohio Catholic community.

Media Contact: Linda Corcoran, 216-696-6525 x1042 or lcorcoran@catholiccommunity.org

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