My DioErie: Catholic Education Collection
The Catholic Education Collection (CEC) occurs on September 15-16. This important initiative supports lifelong faith formation for everyone. Almost every aspect of parish life is touched by faith formation, from religious education and family life to service and worship. Half of all funds raised remain in the parish to support local youth and adult faith formation and Catholic education activities.
The remaining half partially funds the education endowments of the diocese and the Catholic Foundation. These funds provide grants so that laypersons can deepen their faith and ministerial competence, provide financial support for children to attend Catholic school, and fund training for catechists and pastoral ministers. A small portion is also given to The Catholic University of America.