Having both served in the military, Fred and Jo Ann Hudson bring a special dedication to ministering to servicemen and women. They are both members of Catholic War Veterans, and they currently chair the Archdiocesan Veteran Task Force. Most recently, the archdiocese tapped their expertise for a new ministry known as “Partners in Care,” a collaboration between the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the New Mexico National Guard. “Partners in Care” focuses on providing spiritual support to members and families of the New Mexico National Guard. Watch the video below and read more about their ministry.
Growing Hispanic Catholic communities in the U.S. need leaders who can address their spiritual needs. Our Hispanic Lay Leadership Initiative grows the Church by establishing new leaders who will increase the pastoral activity among Latinos.
Watch the video below to learn more about the importance of Hispanic ministry.
Native American Ministry
Catholic Extension has been a consistent supporter of Catholic Native American ministries around the country. Our organization provides more than $1 million annually to support these ministries in 20 dioceses.
Watch the video below to witness the inspiring faith traditions of Native American faith communities and the gifts they bring to the Church.
Youth and Campus Ministry
Once a week, on Wednesday evenings, a group of 40 teens, ages 12 to 18, meets at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City, Kansas, to pray. While it is serious business, it’s also fun. Good, old-fashioned fun—singing, playing games and laughing. It’s a chance to leave behind their technology-driven world, which is often isolating, and to work on relationships with their peers and with Christ. Catholic Extension has supported youth ministry programs in the Diocese of Dodge City since 1988, totaling over $600,000.
Watch the video below to see how young leaders from Dodge City are growing youth and campus ministry in Kansas.