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V  Ordained Ministry Funds

V  Lay Ministry Education Grants and Program Funds

V  Priests’ Health and Retirement Funds

V  Catholic Education Funds

V  Catholic Charities Funds

V  Diocesan Pastoral Care Funds

V  Parish Funds

V  Catholic School Funds

V  Catholic Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds

Ordained Ministry Funds


Provide income to support the education and formation of seminarians studying for the priesthood, ongoing education of clergy and education of the permanent diaconate.


Endowed Funds


1.     Clergy Continuing Formation and Education Fund

2.     John and Anne Duff Fund

3.     Priestly Vocations Fund

4.     Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Tambellini Fund

5.     St. Joseph the Carpenter Fund

6.     John and Elizabeth Sapara & John and Helen Ezzyk Memorial Fund

7.     Permanent Diaconate Fund

8.     John P. and Mary B. Baran Memorial Fund

9.     St. John the Baptist Memorial Fund


Lay Ministry Education Grants and Program Funds


Provide income to support operations and various needs of lay ministry formation and education programs.


Endowed Funds


1.     St. Anselm Fund

2.     St. Francis of Assisi Fund

3.     Ministry Formation Fund


Priests’ Health and Retirement Funds


Provide income to support the costs of health care and other needs of retired diocesan priests.


Endowed Funds


1.     Neumann House Fund

2.     Rev. Joseph A. Tamilowski Fund

3.     Rev. Msgr. Augustine Marzhauser Memorial Fund


Catholic Education Funds


Provide income for tuition assistance for families of Catholic school students. Future plans include funds to support parish-based evangelization and faith formation programs for youth, young adults and adults.


Endowed Funds


1.     Diocesan Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund

2.     Fayette County Catholic Schools Fund

3.     St. Gerard Tuition Assistance Fund


Catholic Charities Funds


Provide income to support Catholic Charities programs for families and individuals in the four counties in the diocese.


Endowed Funds


1.     Elijah Fund

2.     Ministry for Seniors Fund

3.     Catherine P. and Michael Moran Fund

4.     Thomas Lynch Memorial Fund


Diocesan Pastoral Care Funds


Provide income to fund the needs of the diocese and support a variety of spiritual, educational and operational programs.


Endowed Funds


1.     Bishop William G. Connare Memorial Fund

2.     Bishop Hugh L. Lamb Memorial Fund

3.     Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer  Memorial Fund

4.     Rose and Michael Gribik Memorial Fund

5.     Thomas L. Kinsey, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

6.     Adolph and Julia Bartolomucci Memorial Fund

7.     St. Maximilian Kolbe Fund


Parish Funds


Provide income for pastoral programs and other general needs of the parish. The following parishes and parish organizations have established endowment funds: 

1.     All Saints, Masontown

2.     Ascension, Jeannette

3.     Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Bethlehem Project Memorial Fund, Greensburg

4.     Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg

5.     Christ the King, Leechburg

6.     Church of the Good Shepherd, Kent

7.     Church of the Resurrection, Northern Indiana County

8.     Holy Cross, Youngwood

9.     Holy Family, Seward

10.  Holy Family, West Newton

11.  Holy Rosary, Catholic Education Fund, Republic

12.  Holy Trinity, Educational Fund, Ligonier

13.  Holy Trinity Operational Fund, Ligonier

14.  Immaculate Conception, Connellsville

15.  Mount St. Peter, New Kensington

16.  SS. Simon and Jude, Blairsville

17.  St. Agnes, Bishop Anthony G. Bosco Center, North Huntingdon

18.  St. Barbara, Harrison City

19.  St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Indiana

20.  St. Boniface, Latrobe

21.  St. Florian, United

22.  St. Hubert, Point Marion

23.  St. James, New Alexandria

24.  St. John Baptist de La Salle, Delmont

25.  St. John the Evangelist, Latrobe

26.  St. John the Evangelist, Uniontown

27.  St. Lawrence, Cadogan

28.  St. Margaret Mary, Lower Burrell

29.  St. Patrick, Brady’s Bend

30.  St. Regis, Trafford

31.  St. Rita, Connellsville

32.  St. Sebastian, Belle Vernon

33.  St. Sylvester, Slickville

34.  St. Therese, Little Flower of Jesus, Uniontown

33. St. Thomas More University, Indiana

Catholic  School Funds

Provide income to assist in the overall operation of Catholic schools in the diocese. The following Catholic schools have established endowment funds:

1.       All Saints Regional School, Masontown

2.       The Cardinal Maida Academy, Vandergrift

3.       Christ the Divine Teacher School, Latrobe

4.       The Divine Redeemer School, Ford City

5.       Geibel Catholic Middle-High School, Connellsville

6.       Greensburg Central Catholic High School, Greensburg

7.       Mary Queen of Apostles School, New Kensington

8.       Queen of Angels Catholic School, North Huntingdon

9.       St. Bernard School, Indiana

10.    St. John the Evangelist School, Uniontown

11.    St. Sebastian School, Belle Vernon

The following Catholic schools receive support from these specific funds:


1.     Holy Trinity School, Ligonier: Sarni Family Tuition Assistance Fund

2.     The Divine Redeemer School, Ford City: Wallace and Cecilia Burdette Memorial Fund

3.     Conn-Area Catholic School, Connellsville:  Rev. Thomas J. Kalasky Memorial Fund

4.     Geibel Catholic Middle-High School, Connellsville:  Rita P. and Stephen A. Peters Fund


Catholic Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds


Provide income for the perpetual care of 68 parish cemeteries in the diocese. Interest revenue helps offset parish cemetery expenses.


1.     Cemetery Perpetual Care (68 funds)


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