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The bishops' Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions is a grant-making agency. It offers financial support to missionary activities that strengthen the Catholic Church in the United States, and in its territories and former territories. Through its annual fundraising campaign, the Catholic Home Missions Appeal, Catholic Home Missions educates American Catholics about mission needs and invites them to assist fellow Catholics in the practice of the faith.
Visit our new online map
to see a full list of the 2017 home missions dioceses and view grant amounts, areas of need, populations, and more details.
On the weekend of April 28-29, parishes across the U.S. will take up the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. This year, the collection will fund over $9 million in grants 84 dioceses. Read more in the press release.
The Appeal primarily supports home mission dioceses, that is, those dioceses in the United States that are unable to offer their people the basic pastoral ministries of word, worship, and service without outside help. It may also give grants to other dioceses in the U.S. for particular projects, and to organizations and religious communities engaged in missionary work.
The Subcommittee funds a wide range of pastoral services. However, it principally focuses on (1) evangelization activities, (2) religious education, (3) ministry training for priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers, and laypeople; (4) support of poor parishes across the country.
See a map of Catholic Home Mission-funded dioceses.
Did you know that over 2 million from the 2014 Catholic Home Missions Appeal went to help priests and religious? Learn more about the 2017 grants.
Check out Catholic Home Missions support makes ministries at the Lamar Catholic Student Center possible!
The U.S. bishops established the Catholic Home Missions Appeal in 1998 to support the missions here in America. The Appeal is taken up in most parishes on the last weekend in April each year.
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