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Challenge participants raised $100,000 in support of Catholic parishes, schools and missions – and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Thank you to our Challenge participants – without you, we simply could not build up vibrant and transformative Catholic faith communities, thanks to you – now and in the future!

$99,500 out of our $100,000 goal reached



Read Fr. Wall’s story about what this Legacy Challenge means for our work, right now.

Father Wall headshotFrom time to time the words of a very thoughtful friend come to mind. Those words give me pause and make me smile. He said, “The important question is, ’How can Catholic Extension warrant serious consideration in my will or trust?’” I smile because I am reminded of how very gracious members of the Catholic Extension community are.

We are extending this Legacy Challenge to help ensure the future of the Church. We are inviting people across the country to invest in our mission of building faith communities by making a provision in their will for Catholic Extension or by making us the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement fund. Catholic Extension donors who take this important step are considered members of the Legacy Club.

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The exciting part of your involvement in this Challenge is the $2,500 gift to our Youth Ministries that will be made in your honor! Not only will you provide faith formation and support at a critical juncture in the lives of young people today, but you will have the satisfaction of knowing your future gift will help us continue building churches and the Church in America’s poorest places for years to come.

So, why should a bequest to Catholic Extension warrant serious consideration? It is because Catholics in America’s poorest regions need you. It is because Catholic Extension is preparing a path for future generations. We are building faith communities and when you build faith communities, you are unleashing the transformative power of faith.

I invite you to join me as a member of the Legacy Club. Together, we can help transform faith communities and witness the miracles that happen!

Yours in Christ,

Reverend John J. Wall
President, Catholic Extension