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HopefortheFutureInadditiontoourtraditionalareasofsupportCatholicExtensionlastyearlaunchedaseriesofStrategicInitiativesdesignedtoproactivelyaddressmanyofthesharedchallengesfacingAmericax19smissiondioceses.Theseinitiativesgivemissiondiocesesaccesstoprogramsthatarebeyondtheirx0nancialreach.BypartneringwithyouwithleadingCatholicorganizationsandwiththemissiondioceseswearecreatingatruecollaborationbetweenCatholicsinourcountrythatwillpropeltheChurchintoavibrantsustainablefuture.ReadontodiscoverhowsomeoftheseinitiativesarealreadyinspiringhopeacrosstheUnitedStates.FosteringLong-TermGrowthx14MissionDioceseFundLLCIn2011CatholicExtensionformedtheMissionDioceseFundLLCapooled-investmentfunddesignedtoprovidemissiondioceseswithaccesstoworld-classfundmanagersthataretypicallyunavailabletosmallendowments.Itsbenex0tsaretwofold1Diocesanassetsareinvestedprofessionallytoseekcompetitivereturnswithreducedriskand2Diocesanstaffcanfocusmoretimeonfundraisingandstewardship.WithincreasedendowmentsandamplereturnsdiocesesparticipatingintheFundcanbuilduptheirx0nancialresourcesandworktowardfruitfulself-sustainingfutures.DevelopingYoungLeadersx14CampusMinistryLeadershipIn2011CatholicExtensionpartneredwiththeUnitedStatesConferenceofCatholicBishopsUSCCBOfx0ceofEducationtomakeitsannualCampusMinistryLeadershipInstituteCMLImoreaccessibleforcampusministersacrossthecountry.ThroughthispartnershipExtensionofferedscholarshipstocampusministersfrommissiondioceseswhootherwisewouldnothavebeenabletoattend.ThecampusministryteamattheUniversityofColoradoatColoradoSpringswasoneofthex0rsttobenex0t.WhileatCMLItheseyoungleaderscreatedaplanforincreasingtheCatholicpresenceattheiruniversityandreachingouttootherCatholicstudents.Theyareexperiencinggreatsuccessandignitingfaithattheiruniversity.AdvancingChurchLeadersx14ParishFaithRenewalIn2011CatholicExtensionjoinedforceswithRENEWInternationaltohelpofferreligiouseducationandevangelizationprogramstomissiondioceses.Thankstoyourgiftsmorethan3000CatholicsintheDioceseofAmarilloTexasarerenewingtheirfaiththroughthestudyofCatholicChurchteachings.ThisrenewalisdeepeningtheexperienceofexcellentChurchlifeforallitsparishionersandmodelingfaithforfuturegenerationsofCatholics.RIGHTParishionersattendingMassatSt.Peterx19sChurchinMertzonTexas.