For Catholics everywhere, 2013 will long be remembered as a remarkable year. From the moment Pope Francis was elected, the Church has experienced a dynamic reawakening.
Catholic Extension had a remarkable year as well. As a papal society, we are uniquely positioned to carry out the pope’s deepest wish to create a Church in America that is there “for the poor.” Because of this, in 2013, we found ourselves at the forefront of a renewed missionary spirit in America. Catholics from coast to coast looked forward to getting more deeply involved in their faith and sought ways to make a difference in the lives of others.
This generosity and commitment helped Catholic Extension make a profound impact in 2013. We provided 1,456 grant payments, totaling more than $20 million, to the 91 mission dioceses we serve. In addition, we estimate that the mission dioceses were able to realize an additional $9 million in revenue through matching grants, strategic partnerships and other programs that multiply the dollars we provide.
I am particularly energized to see the impact we are making as we work ever more closely with the dioceses and faith communities we serve. Everywhere I go, across this great country of ours, I see hearts transformed by the priests, women religious, seminarians, young adult leaders, Hispanic lay leaders and others who are supported by Catholic Extension. I see lives changed, families united and whole communities made new by the ministries you so generously endow.
Thank you for walking hand in hand with our Holy Father, with Catholic Extension and with all those on the margins whom we support. We are honored to be your stewards and partners.
Yours in Christ,
Reverend John J. Wall
President, Catholic Extension
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