Mission grant applications

The diocesan office of temporal affairs is accepting applications for its Mission Grant program through the end of the month. Mission grants can go to any parish, school or Catholic ministry. They are generally meant to be used for a specific project, such as supplies or capital improvements.
They are not meant to pay operating costs or salaries.
In the past, grants have been used for new sidewalks or signs; to pay for Vacation Bible School or other religious education materials or for unexpected repairs. These one-time expenses can weigh heavily on a smaller parish or school. Mission grants can ease the burden.
Parish or school administrators need to fill out a four-page application detailing their project. Applications are reviewed by a committee and grants are awarded in the summer. Applications are due March 30. Call or email Cathy Pendleton at 601-969-2135 or cathy.pendleton@jacksondiocese.org for an application.