Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Catholic Foundation announces parish enrichment grants

By GEORGIA BULLETIN STAFF | Published January 24, 2023

ATLANTA—The Catholic Foundation’s Pastors Advisory Council made the award recommendation for 21 parish enrichment grants for $21,000 to the Foundation’s Board for approval. These grants of $1,000 each help meet needs that the pastor has identified as meaningful at their parishes in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Funding for these grants comes from the 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.

Transfiguration Church, Marietta to create a Mary’s Garden with vegetables and flowers for the preschool.

Mary Our Queen Church, Peachtree Corners to install audio/visual systems in the youth room and adult RCIA room.

Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Brookhaven to purchase the Ministry Scheduler Pro software.

Our Lady of Vietnam Church, Riverdale to update new laptops for the Parochial Vicar and Catechism Educational Director.

St. Andrew Church, Roswell to continue the expansion of televisions for Faith Formation and provide large receptacles for collections of donated items to St. Vincent de Paul.

St. Peter Chanel Church, Roswell to help complete the equipping of our Story Studio which will be used to create videos and audio recordings to assist in parish engagement.

St. Anthony Church, Blue Ridge to upgrade HVAC system in the religious education building of the parish.

St. Bernadette Church, Cedartown to replace liturgical items used at Mass.

St. Brigid Church, Johns Creek to make improvements to the preschool playground to use as an extension of classroom learning and overall curriculum.

St. George Church, Newnan to purchase the Oremos Cantando/We Pray in Song Hymnal Books.

St. James Church, Madison to purchase a digital piano, stand, and bench for use during Masses.

St. Jude the Apostle Church, Sandy Springs to improve the quality of high school youth ministry at St. Jude.

St. Lawrence Church, Lawrenceville to purchase Smart TVs with wall mounts or carts for Religious Education classrooms.

St. Marguerite d’Youville Church, Lawrenceville to enhance the Youth Ministry program.

St. Matthew Church, Tyrone to help improve the parish appearance and sustainability through cost‐effective LED lighting replacements.

St. Monica Church, Duluth to modernize technology tools to be used in conjunction with parish equipment enhancements.

St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Snellville to facilitate a new ministry Mommy & Me for the younger mothers of the parish.

St. Philip Benizi Church, Jonesboro to purchase alarm panels and keypads for the church and for the parish office buildings.

St. Stephen the Martyr Church, Lilburn to help cover the cost of the St. Stephen’s Life Teen/Confirmation retreat overhead expenditures.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Alpharetta to hire a Music Leader who invites the young participants to be an active part of the Liturgy of the Word by guiding them to sing.

St. Thomas More Church, Decatur to upgrade materials in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) atrium so they are up to CGS standard.