Catholic Community Foundation fosters faith-based stewardship in the community for the spiritual, educational and charitable needs of all.
Encouraging faithful philanthropy
Dedicated to enriching the lives of others by encouraging faithful philanthropy, the Foundation supports the mission of the Diocese of Cleveland to provide for the spiritual, educational and charitable needs of people throughout Northeast Ohio.
The Catholic Community Foundation manages a number of grants and makes them available to Diocesan agencies, schools, parishes and programs and other faith-based or nonprofit organizations located within the Diocese of Cleveland.
Making a gift that will make a difference
There are several meaningful ways you can support the ministries of the Church in Northeast Ohio and help make a profound impact. Learn which giving opportunities are right for you and your financial situation. Every gift will make a difference!
Inviting and preparing men for the priesthood at our diocesan seminaries is the work of all Catholics throughout Northeast Ohio.
Congratulations to our three new priests, ordained on Saturday, May 21, 2022! We spoke with Fr. Scott Swinerton before he was ordained, to better understand the importance of his seminary formation.
Your prayerful and generous support enables the seminaries to continue the trend of increased enrollment and to maintain a program of priestly formation that is essential to the sacramental life of the Church.
Borromeo Seminary and Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology are very much like that house where the early disciples were seated awaiting the Spirit’s fire at Pentecost. The seminary is a “house of formation” where men open their hearts to the Lord’s Spirit to be formed on the human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral level. Our seminaries remain an important house for the Church of Northeast Ohio because here the men who live, pray and study prepare to learn how to speak the language of the Spirit that reaches into the hearts of their brothers and sisters in Christ.
Did you know, in the Diocese of Cleveland...
There are 70 seminarians at Borromeo and Saint Mary Seminaries.
Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology has been preparing men for the priesthood for 174 years.
During their final year, seminarians are ordained as transitional deacons and assigned to a parish on the weekends.
3 men were ordained into the priesthood to serve the Diocese of Cleveland on May 21, 2022.
Students enter the seminary at Borromeo and study through a collaborative experience with John Carroll University.
The Seminaries help to prepare Certified Pastoral Ministers; 275 are active in the Diocese of Cleveland.