Each Sunday, we gratefully receive contributions in the form of cash, checks and payments toward annual pledges. These contributions are acknowledged at the altar during the Offertory at the beginning of the Holy Eucharist.
A percentage of the total these offerings is reserved in trust for outreach grants made to a variety of nonprofit organizations in the Santa Fe community. These organizations are both faith-based and secular, and work to benefit the disadvantaged and those in trouble.
On the second Sunday of each month, all non-pledge offerings offered without restriction are set aside for clergy outreach to persons in need. In addition, parishioners contribute to an annual house-building effort in Juarez, Mexico, and host the evening meal and overnight accommodations to guests at the Santa Fe Interfaith Shelter one week each year. The Parish also contributes to and supports Diocesan outreach efforts channeled through the Diocese of the Rio Grande, Northeast Deanery.
Outreach Grants are awarded four times during the year with submission deadlines of March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.
We recommend that applications and accompanying documentation be submitted electronically per instructions on the application form. If that is not possible they can be mailed to the parish office address on the form. Applicants will be notified of the grants committee meeting at which they will present their application and answer questions. Notification of the status of a grant will be made within one week of that meeting and grant checks issued within a month.
Thank you for your work on behalf of the needy in our community.
Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son came not to be served but to serve:
Bless all who, following in his steps, give themselves to the service of others;
that with wisdom, patience, and courage, they may minister in his Name to the
suffering, the friendless, and the needy;
for the love of him who laid down his life for us,
your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.