January 27, 2020 – The Faith In Our Future Trustees approved a grant of $15,000 from the Community Faith Building Endowment Fund to the St. John Paul II Center’s Office of Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The grant will fund the first year of a new program. The Office of Catechesis will collaborate with the Office of Intercultural Ministries to provide consultants who can offer program assessments and ongoing coaching assistance to predominantly Hispanic, Black, and Multicultural parishes which may have lacked the resources to employ trained catechetical leaders. A consultant will work with each parish to craft an individual catechist formation plan, and then provide ongoing coaching, assessment, training, and support to help the catechist be successful in providing programs for children, youth, and adults. The consultants will help develop an approach at each parish which is tailored to that parish’s specific situation.
The Faith In Our Future Trust, a 501(c)(3) Charitable Trust created in 2007, is thankful for gifts from parishioners throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Trust has distributed over $58 million to date, with all grants restricted to providing support for Catholic Education and Faith Formation.