Compassion and Hope
For more than sixty years Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) has been championing the needs of
many and creating hope for the under-served. The agency's origin was formalized in 1945 when Bishop Hunt ceremonially incorporated Catholic Charities in Utah. Throughout the years, CCS has evolved, matured,
and expanded to meet the growing and ever changing needs of our community.
Catholic Community Services has been empowering the many they serve by directing them towards self-sufficiency while providing essential services through ten distinctive programs within the State. From assimilating the newly arrived refuge family to guiding an aspiring immigrant towards the American dream. From feeding and packaging basic essentials for our homeless to staving off eviction and destitute for the temporarily challenged,
Catholic Community Services is there. Catholic Community Services mandate is to serve those in need
regardless of race, religion, disability or personal circumstance. The CCS Family is dedicated to assist the significant number of people battling addictions of all kinds. In many instances, CCS is the first line of hope and care in treating addiction.
And just how has Catholic Community Services been able to provide all these services over the past 65 years?
YOU...and your gracious, selfless contributions to Catholic Community Services have benefitted the thousands of faces at CCS's doorsteps.
The mission of Catholic Community Services is to practice gospel values of love, compassion and hope
through service, support and collaboration.
Please consider contributing to the following established CCS endowments or perhaps establish your own family named endowment for the benefit of Catholic Community Services:
~ George P. and Mary Ellen Condas Endowment
~ Harriet P. Daly Endowment
~ Jon and Karen Huntsman Endowment
~ Frank and Pamela Joklik Endowment
~ John S. and Peggy Meagher Price Endowment
~ Lucy Rubick Endowment
~ Irene C. Sweeney Endowment
Small Classes - Big Hearts
Saint Marguerite Catholic School is a small school located in Tooele with a bright future. This year the school boasted a student body of one hundred fifty four with the addition of an 8th grade class. The new school
building opened this year for our Pre-K through 2nd grade and the next construction phase will house the
remainder of our student body. Completion of the second phase is anticipated to be completed in time for
next school year.
Mr. Skaggs has graciously bestowed an additional grant to allow us to design, construct, and furnish Phase II,
as well as additional space for a library and science lab (Phase III). We are so grateful for this overwhelming
blessing and for the faith in our Parish and School Communities that a grant of this kind expresses.
Parents and students gravitate to Saint Marguerite for the small class size and personalized curriculum. Saint Marguerite never turns down admission to any student simply because they cannot afford the tuition. This tuition assistance program provides for over forty percent of the student body at an annual cost of $150,000. By way of example, one of our families currently has five children attending the school and they simply couldn't afford to have their children attend without this assistance. However, this generosity is not just a one way street. The students recognize the assistance and work very hard while the parents are always volunteering and providing energy to the school.
You may contribute to the endowments supporting Saint Marguerite Catholic School or consider establishing your own endowment:
~ Eugene S. and Audrey J. Barrett Endowment
~ Mark Emerson Memorial Scholarship Endowment
~ Timothy and Sarah Sullivan Scholarship Endowment
Our Future Priests
TThe diocese is blessed this year with seven seminarians; four are currently in theology studies, and one seminarian is currently completing undergraduate studies in college. We also have one prospective seminarian living in a parish in the diocese and learning English as a Second Language at the University of Utah. Three of our seminarians are Hispanics from Mexico, and four are from the United States. They are seminarians who promise to enrich the community in the years ahead.
One of the most vital ministries of The Catholic Foundation of Utah is supporting the education and formation of seminarian candidates for the priesthood. The candidates face challenging and lengthy training - at least six years of philosophy and theology and many require more than ten years of education for those future priests needing to master a language being natives of a foreign culture. Many of our seminarian candidates must first obtain their college degrees before they can begin theology studies. Ultimately, seminarians will spend a year of pastoral experience in a parish before their directives begin.
Most seminarians do not have personal savings or family wealth to help finance their training, which costs over $30,000 a year. Additionally, candidates are limited in the amount of money they can earn. Those candidates in college on student visas are not allowed to work during the summer; those individuals in theology study are required to spend summers in pastoral work or to complete Clinical Pastoral Education courses or Pastoral Spanish language workshops. These, our future priests, need your assistance for tuition, room and board, transportation and a modest
Rev. Javier G. Virgen, serves as Diocesan Director of Vocations and Vicar of Hispanic Affairs; Deacon Ricardo Arias serves as Associate Director of Vocations.
Gifts or bequests to the endowments in The Catholic Foundation of Utah for the support of Seminary
Formation will help provide financial support for priestly leaders of tomorrow's church in Utah.
Saint Lawrence Mission
Strength and Fortitude
In 1967 Bishop Joseph Lennox Federal and Reverend Patrick Curran, pastor of Saint Mary of the Assumption
in Park City, determined the Catholic community of Wasatch County was growing at a considerable rate. For
years, Masses were celebrated in private homes and the local fire station. Ultimately, the mission church of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Park City, was dedicated to the third century martyr, Saint Lawrence, the patron saint of the first Bishop of Salt Lake City, Lawrence Scanlon.
In 1983, Sister Angela Hinkley, SHF became the first resident administrator of the mission in Heber and
together with several hard working parishioners, the Saint Lawrence Thrift Store was established serving both Summit and Wasatch Counties. The Thrift Store provides charitable assistance coupled with respect and dignity to the communities needy, regardless of race, ethnicity or religion. The beloved thrift store provides quality used clothing, furniture, and household items at a reasonable and affordable cost.
In 1996, the Mission purchased a potential building site and began a significant restoration project for Saint Lawrence. Today the mission is still growing with over one hundred fifty registered households primarily English and Spanish speaking families in Wasatch County and portions of Summit County. This community has embraced their bilingual cultures and differences and blended into one parish community. Saint Lawrence is a noted provider of food bank services for the greater community and holds their annual Fall Festival, which is a local favorite, assuring continued assistance to many needy in the community.
Establishing an endowment for rural churches is essential to our mission diocese. Please consider a family named endowment to benefit Saint Lawrence Mission or consider contributing to the following endowments:
~ Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish Endowment
~ Sister Karen Stern Endowment for the Children of Saint Mary of the Assumption
Saint Olaf School
A Community of Learners
Saint Olaf Catholic School has been an established and treasured Catholic institution in South Davis County
for the past fifty years. As the only accredited Catholic School in Davis County, Saint Olaf's proudly offers a
quality academic curriculum in a disciplined and faith-filled environment.
It is evident in our daily activities that we strive to fulfill our mission, "We RISE as a community of learners,
continually growing as Christ-centered individuals: responsibly, intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally."
We believe that each child is a gift from God, a valued individual with unique intellectual, physical, spiritual,
social, and emotional needs.
Saint Olaf's student population is ethnically and economically diverse. Thirty-eight percent of our students receive some form of financial aid and twenty-eight percent of the students are an ethnic minority. Saint Olaf's small class sizes provides opportunities for differentiation and individualized instruction within a parochial environment.
In the fall of 2009, the parish and school initiated a capital campaign to build an addition for the library - media room, computer lab, cafeteria, as well as a parish meeting room. The library is currently housed in a temporary and portable facility while students must eat their lunches at their desks. The Capital Campaign is critical to the viability of Saint Olaf's and the maintenance of a Catholic educational presence in Davis County. Without a significant degree of financial support outside of Saint Olaf's stewards, maintaining the dreams and future of our many students is in jeopardy.
Please consider contributing any amount to the following endowments that support Saint Olaf Catholic School or consider establishing your own family named endowment for the benefit of Saint Olaf Catholic School:
~ John Charles Pollock Family Endowment
~ Saint Olaf Catholic School Endowment
Please support the children and teenagers of our Catholic Schools.
Consider establishing a family named endowment to benefit
Catholic Schools and Catholic School Students.
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