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Financial Assistance for Catechetical and Formation Equipment



Thank you for your interest in the Financial Assistance program for catechetical and formation equipment. A parish may apply for assistance for Catechetical or Formation resources once per year (with the exception of catechetical text series, for which a parish is eligible once every three years). Funding is awarded based on parish need. The balance is the responsibility of the parish. Please DO NOT include any shipping/handling in the funding request as these are not payable by the AA grant that makes this fund possible. Even when accepted, an application is not funded 100%. The parish will be expected to assist with the funding for the resource. Eligible categories of catechetical/formation materials are listed below.


How do I receive financial assistance?

Complete the application, make your selection(s) of resources and/or equipment and submit.

You will be notified of the approval status of your application in writing within one month of the submission date. If approved, you will also be informed of the amount to be awarded.

Once the pastor signs the consent form included with the award letter, scan and send this consent form to [email protected] or mail it to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, c/o Jazmin Villamil, 2718 W. Woodlawn, SA, TX 78228.

Once the pastor’s consent form is received, the approved resources and/or equipment will be ordered by the archdiocese and sent directly to the Catechetical Leader or Contact Person designated in the application at the parish address along with the invoice.

Once the invoice for the resources and/or equipment is paid by the parish, please scan the invoice and the receipt and send to [email protected] or mail a copy (not the original) to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, c/o Jazmin Villamil, 2718 W. Woodlawn, SA, TX, 78228.

The parish will then be reimbursed by check for the resources and/or equipment in the amount of the AA grant award.

Shipping and Handling costs are not payable by the AA grant. Invoices must be received by the Archdiocese no later than 60 days from date of invoice, otherwise, the Archdiocese of San Antonio is not responsible for payment.

Catechetical Texts

Catechetical Texts in Conformity with USCCB - A parish may apply for assistance for Catechetical or Formation resources, textbooks, or series for religious education programs. Other hard-copy resources as well as web-based resources that carry an imprimatur (an official ecclesial designation that a work contains nothing contrary to the Catholic faith). These resources may still be subject to review by the Archdiocese. Some possible examples include RCIA resources, adult faith formation resources, as well as religious education texts and or formation subscription series such as formed.org; mycatholicfaithdelivered.com; Lifeteen; Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, etc. This could also include subscriptions for low-cost platforms used for ministry videoconferencing, such as Zoom. See below. Catechetical texts and series must appear on the USCCB Conformity list found at https://www.usccb.org/resources/conformity-list. (Price: Varies)

Online Subscriptions

Zoom Pro License - 1 Year Subscription - Host up to 100 participants with unlimited group meetings, social media streaming, 1 GB Cloud Recording (per license). (Price: $149.00)

Formed - 1 Year Individual Subscription - FORMED provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device. (Price: $100.00)

Word on Fire Digital - All Access Pass: 1 Year Subscription - With a Word on Fire Digital subscription, you will instantly have access to ALL of Bishop Barron's video programs. You’ll also be the first to gain access to new releases as well as other content that will be added throughout the year. (Price: $199.95)

Equipment

Dell OptiPlex 5080 Micro with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 processor - Enhanced, intelligent micro form factor desktop that delivers immersive productivity and performance. (Price: $676.65)

OptiPlex 5080 Micro with Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 processor - Enhanced, intelligent micro form factor desktop that delivers immersive productivity and performance. (Price: $542.37)

Dell 24 Monitor P2418HZm - This video conferencing monitor is ideal for collaborating. Certified for Microsoft® Skype® for Business and Windows Hello. (Price: $196.34)

Laptop: Latitude 3510 - Processor 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 - Processor: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U (4 Core, 8M cache, base 1.8GHz, up to 4.9GHz). Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit English, French, Spanish. Microsoft Application Software: No Microsoft Office License Included-30 day Trial Offer Only. Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD for 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U. Memory: 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC. Hard Drive: M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive (Price: $790.12)

Laptop: Latitude 3510 - Processor 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 - Processor: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U (4 Core, 6M cache, base 1.6GHz, up to 4.2GHz). Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit English, French, Spanish. Microsoft Application Software: No Microsoft Office License Included-30 day Trial Offer Only. Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD for 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U. Memory: 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC. Hard Drive: M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive (Price: $745.15)

Video Projector: Epson Pro EX9210 1080p Wireless 3LCD Projector - Packed with enhanced features and connectivity, the Pro EX9210 wireless portable projector delivers 3,400 lumens of color/white brightness1 for vivid, colorful images — even in well-lit offices and conference rooms. Featuring 1080p+ WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200) — 4.5x more than SVGA — the Pro EX9210 achieves outstanding image quality that’s sure to impress. (Price: $670.79)

Video Projector: Epson EX5260 Wireless XGA 3LCD Projector - Get performance you can count on and easy setup with the EX5260 wireless portable projector. Boasting 3,600 lumens of color/white brightness1, it delivers bold, vibrant images — even in well-lit offices and conference rooms. (Price: $554.30)

Projector Screen: 100 in. DIA MODEL B Manual Screen Matte White 43 60X80IN - The Model B wall screen is perfect for classroom and meeting room facilities. Easy pull-down system locks at intervals to fit a variety of projection formats. Nylon bearings provide smooth quiet operation for the life of the screen. Case design allows for hanging from a ceiling or flush mounting to a wall. (Price: $140.79)

Projector Screen: Da-Lite Model B Matte White - projection screen - 106 in - The Model B wall screen is perfect for classroom and meeting room facilities. Easy pull-down system locks at intervals to fit a variety of projection formats. Nylon bearings provide smooth quiet operation for the life of the screen. Case design allows for hanging from a ceiling or flush mounting to a wall. (Price: $187.71)

Projector Screen: Epson - Duet 80" Portable Screen - View office presentations or your favorite movies with this Epson Duet ELPSC80 portable projector screen, which offers both standard and widescreen formats to suit your needs. Floor-standing and wall-mount options make it easy to set up and take down. 80" diagonal screen: Provides clear visibility for everyone in the room. Expanding screen: Lets you switch between 65" standard (4:3) and 80" widescreen (16:9) formats. Portable design: Sets up easily on a floor stand or mounts on the wall. (Price: $219.00)


START YOUR APPLICATION

Thank you for taking the time to review the application process and resources available. The online application itself will take approximately 20-30 minutes.