KCHS religion department given $2,000 grant

The Knoxville Catholic High School Religion Department was recently awarded a $2,000 challenge grant from the Retreats Initiative at Catholic Extension.
Catholic Extension is a fund-raising organization that provides funding and resources to dioceses and parishes across the United States through programs and services investing in people, infrastructure and ministries. One of the organization’s goals is to support ministries that serve children, teens, young adults, and families that provide faith formation.
The generous grant will allow the religion department to take 22 seniors to SEEK 2015, a conference presented by FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), in Nashville this January. This five-day event gathers approximately 8,000 college students seeking to learn more about their call from God. KCHS students will hear from some of the nation’s most dynamic youth speakers about building their relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. This transformative experience is an amazing opportunity for seniors to meet college students vibrantly living their faith – a great model for the next chapter in their lives.
As a challenge grant recipient, the KCHS religion department faculty and students need to raise an additional $2,000, which will cover half of the expenses for the students. They will be fundraising throughout the fall semester to help reach their goal. If you wish to make a donation, contact Sister Joan of Arc Wicks at srwicks@knoxvillecatholic.com. ■