Parish Based Ministry Grant

Dear Parish Colleagues,

The arrival of spring seems to be upon us and with that there is always a sense of renewal and hope.  It’s also a reminder that it’s time for Parish Based Ministry Grants.  As the grant application process for 2023/2024 opens, I am delighted to once again walk with you through this process.

The Parish Based Ministry Grants Award Committee will be reviewing applications to provide grants to support the activities of parishes throughout the Diocese of Kansas City –St. Joseph.  All parishes are encouraged to apply.  A strong preference is to parishes that the committee deems to have the great financial need with a preferential option to those serving the poorest in our communities. As you consider what your request will be, remember that the grants support two areas of ministry:

  1. Ministry of the Word which includes R.C.I.A., religious education, evangelization, etc.
  2. Social Service Ministry which includes advocacy for the poor, emergency services, healthcare, housing, etc.

The application files are in the sidebar.  If you are applying for both ministry areas, please fill out two separate forms.  If this is a collaboration among parishes one submission come from a single parish is all that is required.  All applications must be received no later than the end of business on May 16, 2023.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

The grant committee looks forward to receiving your application.

Thank you for your continued work to serve the faithful in our Diocese.


Jeremy Lillig, CSJA
Director of Stewardship and Development
Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPENING PDF: When you click on the link for the applications PDF, they may not open properly.  You can tell that they are not working if you do not see a light blue or violet tint to the area you use to type your information. Instead of a bright purple strip at the top, there will be a light yellow strip that says “This PDF document may not be displayed correctly”. If you see that message go to the right-top in that same strip of yellow and there will be a rectangle that says “open with different viewer”.  Click on that rectangle and choose“open with Adobe Acrobat”. The PDF should open properly. After completing your application follow instructions in the dark purple strip at the top of PDF. If you have difficulties with the PDF, please contact us.

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