How we build the Church

Creating the next generation of Catholic leaders
Catholic Extension offers financial assistance to 600 seminarians studying to enter the priesthood in 50 dioceses across the country.
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Church construction and renovation
Throughout its 110-year history, Catholic Extension has built or renovated 12,000 U.S. churches and facilities.
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Fostering and strengthening ministries
Through outreach programs funded by Catholic Extension, the Catholic Church can better serve marginalized communities in need.
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Our impact


years that Catholic Extension has been building faith, inspiring hope and igniting change since its founding in 1905.

94 dioceses served by Catholic Extension in 37 states.


dollar amount (adjusted to today's dollars) of grants awarded since 1905 to dioceses that cannot support themselves.


U.S. churches and facilities built or renovated by Catholic Extension during its history.


seminarians in 50 different dioceses receiving educational assistance from Catholic Extension.


amount of funding pledged from Catholic Extension toward the Hispanic Lay Leadership Initiative.

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