Stories of Faith

People are at the heart of Catholic Extension's mission. While we provide the resources to meet the needs of our mission dioceses, it is Spirit-led Catholics in these areas who are unleashing the power of faith in their communities. Our team members travel across the country to meet these Catholics, whose lives and hearts have been touched by Catholic Extension support. They share with us the stories of their challenges and their successes first hand, and their abundant faith serves as an inspiring reminder of our work and our mission. When you give a gift, you become an integral part of these stories. Read on to discover the specific ways our donors are building faith, inspiring hope and igniting change in faith communities from Alaska to Virginia and discover the many ways that you, too, can make an impact.

For two sisters, and more than 12,000 people in Benton Harbor, the Catholic Community Center throws open the doors to Christ’s love - Not so very long ago, Benton Harbor was the place to be in western Michigan. Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, the town bustled with manufacturing, commerce and culture. But like so many other communities...

A Sister’s ministry brings hope to migrant workers and their families. - Just minutes away from the prosperous California coast, Salinas Valley is a whole different landscape. Nicknamed “America’s Salad Bowl,” the fertile soil of this famous valley produces bountiful harvests of lettuce, spinach, strawberries and more, all destined for dinner tables across the nation.

St. Mary’s Mission is the hand that guides on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Amid the widespread unemployment and crippling poverty facing the Red Lake Ojibwa Reservation in northern Minnesota stands St. Mary’s Mission and School...

For grade school students in Richmond, the gift of a school bus is heaven sent - In many ways, All Saints Catholic School is no different from any other Catholic school across the country—children learn about their faith along with lessons in math and reading. But unlike many Catholic schools, All Saints...

St. Gianna’s Maternity Home provides love, support and shelter. - St. Gianna’s Maternity Home in Warsaw, North Dakota brings St. Francis’ words to life. For ten years, women facing unplanned pregnancies have come to the tiny town in the Diocese of Fargo. Here, in the Home, they find a welcoming community, offering gentle guidance and the support they need to have their babies.

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