Faith for Tomorrow – A Future With Promise
Diocesan Faith Formation Endowment
Faith formation is the on-going, life-long process by which each catholic Christian home, community and parish ever informs, forms and transforms itself and each member in the lived Christian faith to bring about the Reign of God.
Through the Faith for Tomorrow endowment dedicated to Catholic Education, we want to invest in the future of our rural Diocese. Most importantly, we are investing in our religious education/moral formation and that of our children and grandchildren. We are telling them, as it were, that we count on them to carry on and deepen the spiritual quality of life on our farms and in our towns.
Funding Priorities for the Faith for Tomorrow Endowment for 2015-2020 are:
1. Continuing Education for Lay Leaders: Catholic school teachers, principals, presidents and administrators, coordinators and directors of religious education, volunteer catechists, youth ministers and others. Much is expected of those involved in the work of catechesis. The Faith for Tomorrow Endowment seeks to assist them through grants for education, continuing education, and personal/professional formation, and other initiatives.
2. Parish Religious Education/Formation: imparting the truths of the Catholic Faith by providing quality Catholic education for all Catholics is a priority in the life of every parish in the Diocese of Crookston. The Faith for Tomorrow Endowment seeks to support these efforts by funding programs, materials and technology used for parish religious education/formation, marriage preparation, participation in My Catholic Faith Delivered and other initiations to deepen the understanding of our beautiful faith.
3. Catholic School Subsidy: Our parish schools provide an invaluable service toward the education and religious formation of our children. We will designate up to 25% of funds available in each grant cycle as a Catholic School subsidy to be divided equally among our schools.
4. Evangelization: turning hearts to Jesus Christ: The goal of the Christian life is to personally encounter the Lord Jesus Christ and to bring to Him as many people as possible. The Faith for Tomorrow Endowment will support the work of evangelization by funding retreats, parish missions, mission trips, evangelization efforts and other initiatives, with particular interest in requests to serve lapse or fallen away Catholics.