- Prayer and Worship
- Beliefs and Teachings
- Issues and Action
- Catholic Giving
- About USCCB
Amidst a changing culture introduced by the oil industry, the Diocese of Bismarck ministers to the needs of its people.
Read our newsletter to learn how the diocese helps people live their faith in North Dakota.
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 2014 home missions dioceses and view grant amounts, areas of need, populations, and more details.
On the weekend of April 26-27, parishes across the U.S. took up the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. This year, the collection will fund $8.45 million in grants to needy dioceses, including Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Jackson, Mississippi. 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 2014 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.
Diocesan Coordinator's Planner
Choosing to be Catholic in Utah (Fall 2013)
A Growing Faith in Northeastern Minnesota (Summer 2013)
Building Bridges in Youngstown (Spring 2013)
Beautiful Islands Struggle Financially (Winter 2013)
Diocese Creates Spiritual Wealth (Fall 2012)
A Lot with A Little (Summer 2012)
Embracing the New Evangelization (Spring 2012)
Faith is the Spice of Life (Winter 2012)
Finding Unity in the Divide (Fall 2011)
Keeping the Faith Alive (Spring 2011)
People of Hope, Rooted in Faith (Winter 2011)
If you would like to receive free quarterly issues of Neighbors, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address. If you would like to request a digital or print copy of a newsletter from before 2011, please e-mail us at email@example.com with the issue number or year of publication.
By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This link is provided
solely for the user's convenience. By providing this link, the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops assumes no responsibility for,
nor does it necessarily endorse, the website, its content, or