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.

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.

Faith is the real foundation at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Broken kneelers. Warped siding. Cracked windows. A sinking foundation. These are just a few of the problems plaguing Holy Spirit Catholic Church...

The lessons and fellowship formed during a week-long stay at Legendary Lodge have a lasting impact - Nestled in the Rocky Mountains on the edge of Salmon Lake, a spirited game is unfolding throughout the rustic campgrounds of Legendary Lodge. Teenagers in costume are trying to guess which virtue or vice the other represents...

How mission dioceses in Puerto Rico are tireless in their commitment to serve. - The Caribbean islands trigger imagery of people without a care in the world, spending their days on hammocks between palm trees and sipping drinks with tiny umbrellas.  But for the people that call Puerto Rico home, life is far more than just a day at the beach.

There are very few accidental Catholics in Utah,” says Bishop John Wester. You have to work hard to be a Catholic in Utah. The Diocese of Salt Lake City covers the entire state. Catholics are in the minority, and their faith communities are spread across vast distances - but despite this, the Catholic population is growing rapidly...

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