"Do not be afraid to go and to bring Christ into every area of life, to the fringes of society, even to those who seem farthest away, most indifferent"
Parishes, youth groups, campus ministries and families: Hold an "Extension Day" - a day dedicated to extending the gifts of the Catholic faith through acts of prayer, service or philanthropy. Your Extension Day can be an effort that you are already working on, or it can be a project you create! And, because Catholic Extension's mission is to build the Church in areas where challenges are great and resources are scarce, we ask that your acts extend beyond your normal boundaries.
Select video submissions have an incredible opportunity to have their good works seen by Pope Francis, and are also eligible to be awarded a grant between $500 and $1,000 to dedicate to their chosen ministry!
Catholic Extension enables Catholics across the United States to reach out to each other and to share their gifts. Founded in 1905, Catholic Extension first provided funding to build churches in areas of the country that were poor and isolated – mission dioceses – and needed outside support to establish faith communities. Today, Catholic Extension’s mission has expanded to invest in people, their ministries and their churches by supporting a variety of needs. These include seminarian education, lay leadership training, youth and young adult ministries, salaries for priests and women religious, and much more.