Nearly $400,000 provided to Parishes, Schools, Diocese, and Catholic Organizations
The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana is happy to announce distributions of nearly $400,000 from its 2017 fiscal year! This amount was distributed among 28 parishes, six schools, and six Catholic organizations in our diocese, the Foundation itself, and several diocesan ministries including Priest Retirement, Seminarian Education (vocations), and the Tribunal ministry. Of the total amount, approximately 40% was given to individual parishes in our diocese.
Who is to thank that this money is available for the use of our Church? The donors! All the Catholics who give to build these “permanent savings accounts” for our parishes, diocesan ministries, Catholic schools and organizations. Their Christian stewardship is the reason these funds exist to help our Church today! May they all feel appreciated and warmed by the knowledge that their gifts continue to bless the Church every single year and will long into the future.
Possibly the best way to say “Thank You” is to share a few notes of gratitude we received from this year’s endowment distribution recipients: