Catholic diocese presents grants

MARQUETTE – Diocese Distributes over $168,000 in Legacy of Faith Grants.

Adult faith formation programs in local Catholic parishes, the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Marquette and Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula are the main beneficiaries of the Legacy of Faith grants awarded and distributed for 2013-2014.

The grants come from the investment income generated by Legacy of Faith, the Endowment Foundation of the Diocese of Marquette.

Diocesan Administrator Reverend Francis Dobrzenski approved the distribution of $168,227 in grants, following recommendations from the Legacy of Faith Board of Directors.

In accordance with the endowment guidelines, half of the grant funds are available for Catholic schools, 30 percent for parish faith formation, 10 percent for Catholic Social Services of the U.P. and 10 percent for the Catholic Action Fund, the bishop’s discretionary fund to support new and emerging programs and ministries.