Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Catholic Foundation awards 30 for 30th

By GEORGIA BULLETIN STAFF | Published July 7, 2022

ATLANTA—The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia issued 30 parish enrichment grants instead of the traditional 10 during the spring grant cycle in celebration of the foundation’s 30th anniversary. 

The Catholic Foundation’s Pastors Advisory Council made the award recommendations for the grants to the Foundation’s Board for approval. These grants of $1,000 each help meet needs that the pastor of a church has identified as meaningful. Funding for these grants is provided by the Catholic Foundation General fund. 

The Catholic Foundation attracts, professionally manages, and invests gifts to support the current and long-term financial needs of parishes, schools, charities and other ministries. Through the stewardship and growth of the funds, grants are made to support the nonprofits, parishes, and schools serving the general community within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. 

The $1,000 award recipients are: 

St. Ann Church, Marietta: to fund supplies for a series of family faith events facilitated by the Parish School of Religion children’s ministry department. 

Corpus Christi Church, Stone Mountain: for the Lifeteen program to participate in Steubenville Conference in Atlanta in July. 

Divino Niño Jesús Misión, Duluth: to replace broken furniture in the rectory. 

Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Mission, Norcross: to help fund the purchase of a holy water tank with stand. 

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Atlanta: to upgrade the technical equipment and musical instruments for the musical ministry. 

Our Lady of the Mountains Church, Jasper: to support a teen mission trip to Tennessee by providing safe rental transportation. 

Our Lady of Vietnam Church, Riverdale: for team building and development among the youth leaders to reinforce their bond and strengthen their faith. 

St. Andrew Church, Roswell: to purchase a looping system to assist those attending Masses who have hearing loss to hear the Mass more clearly through their own hearing devices. 

St. Anna Church, Monroe: to purchase and install a new safe. 

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Atlanta: to purchase network devices to help strengthen its internet network and secure the facilities. 

St. Augustine of Hippo Church, Covington: to take the Confirmandi on an overnight retreat at the Eucharistic Congress to connect them with the larger Catholic family. 

St. Bernadette Church, Cedartown: for parish needs including a ladder for the maintenance department, a mailbox and its installation and a printer for religious education. 

St. Francis de Sales Church, Mableton: to install LED lighting in the recreation hall used for Mass. 

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Cartersville, Cartersville: to fund a new Bible study for teens who have recently been confirmed. 

St. George Church, Newnan: to help purchase TVs for the new Faith Formation program using FORMED. 

St. James the Apostle Church, McDonough: to mail quarterly to families to help retain and enhance parish membership and participation. 

St. John Neumann Church, Lilburn: to beautify the sanctuary by moving the tabernacle to the center and making other cosmetic improvements. 

St. Joseph Church, Athens: to purchase new audiovisual equipment for adult education in the parish. 

St. Marguerite D’Youville Church, Lawrenceville: to help pay for rezoning costs for the church property in order to increase availability of the pre-school program from 3 days to 5 per week. 

St. Matthew Church, Tyrone: to purchase 40 $25 Kroger food gift cards that will serve approximately 40 families (120 individuals). 

St. Michael Church, Gainesville: to decorate religious education classrooms with saints and their stories to expose the students to religious role models. 

St. Michael the Archangel Church, Woodstock: to benefit the youth program and allow less fortunate teens to attend retreats. 

St. Paul of the Cross Church, Atlanta: to provide projectors for each classroom for religious education to children and teens. 

St. Peter the Rock Church, Thomaston: to lease a new copier for the pastor and office personnel. 

St. Peter Church, Lagrange: to purchase a laptop for the staff. 

Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Decatur: to support vacation bible school to promote the importance of a strong and grounded Catholic faith. 

St. Philip Benizi Church, Jonesboro: to purchase battery packs to fix internet spottiness that frequently interrupts livestreaming of Masses, weddings and funerals. 

St. Stephen the Martyr Church, Lilburn: to enhance the vacation bible school program serving children in Pre K4-5th grade, teens and adult volunteers. 

St. Vincent de Paul Church, Dallas: to help provide and deliver personal care bags created by the students in the Religious Education Program for the homeless and needy. 

Transfiguration Church, Marietta: to upgrade incandescent lighting fixtures to LED and make environmentally friendly, green enhancements. 

Editor’s Note: The Catholic Foundation also awarded its traditional community grants this spring.