Steve Lucke came to the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) with a specific need. The College of the Holy Cross, a Jesuit school in Massachusetts and Steve’s alma mater, had approached him about creating a scholarship fund earmarked for graduates of the Cristo Rey network of high schools. “Holy Cross knew Cristo Rey was important to me,” Steve observes.
Since 2007, the Good Samaritan Fund at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community (HNOJ) in Wayzata has provided almost half a million dollars to aid people in need. It’s an impressive accomplishment for a fund with such a humble beginning, going back to the days when Father Arnold Weber, OSB, was pastor. During his tenure, people would reach out to Father Arnold by simply knocking on his door.
Jesus Christ was imprisoned, as were many saints and heroes of our faith. In the Gospel of Matthew, Christ calls us to visit the prisoner — it is one of the Corporal Works of Mercy. Twin Cities Prison Ministry (TCPM) offers everyone the opportunity to answer that call.
The same year that the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) was established, Stan Mader was ordained to the priesthood. Over the last 30 years, Father Stan Mader has led multiple parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and worked in the Archdiocese’s Office of Vocations. Today he is the pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waconia. […]
The name “Skipper Slawik” ushers in feelings of gratitude among thousands of current and former Catholic high school students throughout Ramsey County. Skipper was just 12 years old when he died in August 1958 due to a tragic boating accident on the St. Croix River. But his memory lives on decades later through the Skipper Slawik Fund.