A Lilly Endowment grant of $1,000,000 was approved and is being implemented through the Center for Family Care to promote financial literacy for our clergy. This grant is part of the Lilly Endowment National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. The primary goal of the long-term program is to enhance the effectiveness of our clergy through both participation in personal and parish financial education as well as providing grants to reduce their financial burden. Currently, 42 clergy have begun the formal educational program. If you are interested in learning more about participating in this program, please contact Fr. Al Demos at: demos41@gmail.com.

Below you will find two videos, which include 1) the findings regarding the special challenges our clergy and their families face, and 2) education on budgeting and financial planning.