Print Issue: October 21, 1999
Five Parishes Receive CCHD Grants
ATLANTA--Five parishes in the archdiocese were awarded grants in the amount
of $1,000 each at the Southern Catholic Conference 99 that had as its
theme Celebrating the Jubilee.
The grants came from the 1998 Catholic Campaign for Human Development
collection in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Twenty-five percent of the collection
each year is kept in the archdiocese and is used to promote projects with
neighborhood groups and nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives
of disenfranchised people in communities throughout North Georgia.
Parishes were encouraged to submit proposals to work with a community group
in their geographic area. The project could be new or ongoing, but at least
five members of the parish had to be involved in a partnership with a
neighborhood group, so that both groups would be empowered to help make a
difference to the persons benefiting from the grant.
A total of 11 grant proposals were submitted and five were selected based on
their meeting the criteria. Those five projects are:
- The Cathedral of Christ the King, AtlantaHispanic Youth Ministry: To
provide a healthy social peer group environment for faith development and
Christ-centered activities, as the youths values and morals are being
formed. Sister Maria Jesus Sagaseta submitted the proposal.
- Corpus Christi Church, Stone MountainYouth Sports Outreach: To build
an athletic field on a vacant section of the church property for soccer
training for parish and community youth. Lee Buechele submitted the proposal.
- Sacred Heart Church, AtlantaFulton County Jail Ministry: To create a
comprehensive guide listing resources and organizations that address
post-release needs of persons released from the jail. To create post-release
kits comprised of various assistance materials to be given to those being
released and identify post-release needs that are not addressed by any
resources or organizations in existence. Tom Reichert and Gian Brown submitted
- Sts. Peter and Paul Church, DecaturHealth Ministry: To plan programs
that will educate and screen persons for breast and cervical cancer; prostate,
testicular and colon cancer; heart disease and high blood pressure; diabetes
and kidney diseases; organ and tissue transplantation and donation; and
nutrition and weight control. Cheryl Page submitted the proposal.
- St. Marys Church, RomeHispanic Outreach Initiative: To offer a
program of services and support to the Hispanic parishioners focusing on ESL
classes; job search assistance; and assistance in identifying and obtaining
available community resources including housing, social services and cultural
orientation for those new to the area. Stuart and Barbara Neslin submitted the
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is an annual collection and will
be taken up in parishes of the archdiocese Nov. 21.
PARISH GRANTS -- Representatives of
some of the parishes awarded grants from the Catholic Campaign for Human
Development are shown (l-r) Heather Garger from Corpus Christi Church; Barbara
and Stuart Neslin from St. Marys Church, Rome; Sister Maria Jesus
Sagaseta from the Cathedral of Christ the King; Greg Loughlin, chair of the
CCHD committee; and Cheryl Page from Sts. Peter and Paul Church.