OCP Announces Open Application for Annual Grants Program for Parish and Campus Ministry Communities

PORTLAND—At a time when Catholic parishes and campus ministry programs are experiencing particular financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) has opened the application process for its annual Parish Grants Program. Created by OCP’s Board of Directors, the Parish Grants Program provides vital assistance to parishes and campus ministry parish programs seeking to enhance the worship experience of their communities, develop and reinforce liturgical and music ministries, create and strengthen multicultural ministries, and expand educational and charitable outreach.
“Our annual grants program demonstrates OCP’s commitment to assist Catholic faith communities across the nation to enhance their liturgy and worship,” said OCP Publisher Wade Wisler. “The pandemic has brought immense challenges to parishes and campus ministry programs over this past year and we are more committed than ever to doing our part to support the essential ministries they provide — and which so many depend upon — in the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Since its inception in 2001, the OCP Parish Grants Program has awarded more than $3.3 million to parishes throughout the United States Parish Grants are commonly used for: Purchasing music, hymnals and other worship materials; Improving multicultural ministries with additional training and purchasing of bilingual worship materials; Providing online, digital or electronic resources to support liturgy preparation; Upkeep, repair and replacement of musical instruments, equipment and facilities; and Attending or hosting musical or liturgical conferences or workshops.
Parishes and campus ministries programs may apply for the OCP Parish Grants Program until the deadline, May 30, 2021, at www.ocp.org. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Parish Grants under Quick Links.
OCP, a not-for-profit publisher of liturgical music and worship resources based in Portland, Oregon, has been in operation for nearly 100 years. Worship programs produced by OCP are used in over two-thirds of Catholic churches in the United States and are distributed worldwide. Find OCP on Facebook at Facebook.com/OCPmusic.