Catalog of Ministries
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The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is a forum to showcase works highlighting the true, the good, and the beautiful. The Sheen Center seeks to touch people’s lives through the arts and to create respectful dialogue about the major issues of our challenging times.
Located downtown on historic Bleecker Street, the Sheen Center is a vibrant new arts organization that focuses on theatre, music, film, and talk. A project of the Archdiocese of New York, the state-of-the-art complex encompasses the 270-seat Loreto Theatre, equipped with five-camera high-definition live-stream capability and a multi-track recording studio; the 80-seat Black Box Theatre; four rehearsal studios; and an art gallery. It was named after the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, best know for his popular, inspirational radio and TV ministry in the 1950’s and 60’s.
The Catholic Distance University (CDU) educates adults worldwide in the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church through distance learning. CDU’s mission responds to the command of Christ to teach all nations (cf. Mt.28.19-20; Mk 16.15; Lk 24.47)
This is done in support of the evangelizing and catechizing mission of the Church, in fidelity to the Church’s Magisterium, the Documents of the Second Vatican Council, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other magisterial documents, and in cooperation with local dioceses.
CDU serves in particular Catholics who wish to deepen their faith and/or pursue professional development: the laity, among them parents and catechists, priests, permanent deacons, and religious. It also welcomes non-Catholics who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith. CDU offers degree and non-dehree programs using a variety of distance learning techniques and technologies.
Empowered by Gospel values and rooted in the spirit and tradition of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, The Catholic High School of Baltimore, a sponsored institution of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, is dedicated to the education of young women in an environment that fosters Christian attitudes of dignity and respect for the human person and all of creation.
In our mission, we recognize that through education the empowerment of women can effect the transformation of our society; therefore, we challenge our school community to academic excellence, to responsible leadership, and to Christian community service.
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THE MISSION OF THE CULTURE PROJECT
A group of young people from around the country have felt called to embark on a journey in the footsteps of John Paul II. It is time to forge something for young people by young people. Having tried our culture and found it wanting, young men and women are beginning to stand against the throw-away culture that views the human person as dispensable. Today, young people are rising to uphold the dignity and potential of every human person, especially in regard to our sexuality. This is the mission of The Culture Project.
The Culture Project is a missionary organization (comprised of recent college graduates in their early twenties) who are dedicated to restoring today’s youth culture. The shocking prevalence of a culture filled with self-harm, eating disorders, pornography addiction, sexting, hook-ups, bullying, identity crisis, abortion, teen suicide – all cry out to the need for the mission.
Today’s youth culture is quickly becoming a wasteland. Sexting (the act of sending sexually suggestive photos via mobile phone) has become a widespread epidemic for youth across the country. Children are not protected because they attend Catholic schools. The advent of technology has made accessibility to adult content easy. Children as early as the fourth grade are engaging in sexting. The average age for a child to be exposed to pornography is 8 years old. Children don’t necessarily hear the message of chastity within their school teachings, even at Catholic schools. Today’s youth culture is aching for light within an overwhelming and widespread darkness. The Culture Project is that light. Today, more than ever, young people long to know there is more to the human story. In any given community, we don’t have to look far to see young people suffering the effects of a deep, underlying problem: they don’t know who they are and what they’re made for. The Culture Project is the light that helps youths navigate the rights and wrongs of today’s confusing culture.
The Culture Project’s young mission teams serve local communities delivering a series of impactful presentations and ongoing encounters to middle school and high school students (grades 6-12), parishes, youth groups, conferences and other youth settings about living a life of virtue. They proclaim the messages of human dignity and sexual integrity to other young people, inspiring the culture of today to be ignited by these messages of truth, goodness, and beauty. They are truly modern-day role models in a world absent of young heroes or examples of greatness.
Headquartered in Wynnewood, PA, The Culture Project has full-time mission teams serving the archdiocese in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toledo and Cleveland. The organization intends to build additional teams to expand their reach and impact across the country. Missionaries make a minimum commitment of one year to enter into a program in which they themselves live and pray in community, receive formation and are sent out on mission nationally and internationally. Every year, the organization receives applicants from across the country vying to serve as Culture Project missionaries. Selecting the right people is no small feat and their in-house recruitment team is dedicated to hiring and retaining the best young men and women. It is an immense responsibility to serve as a Culture Project missionary: they are leaders, role models, influencers and brothers and sisters in Christ. Missionaries are carefully recruited and selected. The total formation of the person is key to cultural restoration.
Since their inception in 2014, they have encountered over 150,000 youth in nearly 1000 schools and parishes within 54 dioceses across the country. Their vision is a culture of virtue restored, one person at a time. The results of their work and impact speaks for itself, and as a result, many youth are turning away from the emptiness of a loveless culture, embracing instead lives of richness, integrity and authentic feelings. These young, millennial missionaries make a difference every day in the lives of the youth they encounter.
The Culture Project International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on private donations. To learn more about the mission visit https://thecultureproject.org or contact Julie Pesusich, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Daughters of St. Paul (U.S. and English-Speaking Canada province) are a congregation of women religious evangelizing in 54 countries and territories, both with the media of communication and within the culture of communication generated by these media.
Their founders, Blessed James Alberione, SSP, and Venerable Thecla Merlo, FSP, recognized how the media were dramatically changing the ways that human beings learned, built community, and even understood themselves, their world, and their God. They pioneered a lived proclamation of the Gospel within this constantly evolving culture and passed their heritage on to a family of ten Pauline congregations and associations with their diverse, yet collaborative, pastoral missions.
The sisters and their lay co-workers serve in 14 cities of the U.S., where they operate Pauline Books & Media (PBM) Centers. There they also conduct various forms of outreach and offer media-related services primarily in English or Spanish. Special services include Paulinas, a Spanish distribution center in Miami, and the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City, CA (Los Angeles). They own and operate the PBM publishing house in Boston. In Canada, they evangelize through a PBM Centre and their Canadian distribution house in Toronto, Ontario.
Houses of formation are located in St. Louis (postulancy) and Boston (novitiate). The offices of the provincial government and the community’s infirmary are also situated in Boston.
The Diocese of Palm Beach Peace and Justice Program in the Elementary Schools strives to teach peacemaking and justice skills to children of all economic, ethnic and social background in a hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum which will impact schools, homes and the community.
We assist university and college campus ministry and parishes nationwide to become vibrant, fruitful and self-sustaining in formation for relational outreach to the unchurched, lapsed, alienated and unbelieving. In the vision of Vatican II, laity whose lives have been transformedÂ in Christ become disciples able to reach out naturally and organically within trusting relationships. Ministry practice becomes Christ-centered, sacramentally strong and mission-oriented.
We administer the Assumption Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen, the Franciscan Place Chapel and Religious Gift Shoppe at Destiny USA, and Franciscan Northside Ministries, located at 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208
The Labouré Society rescues Catholic vocations from the barrier of student loan debt. Through an innovative, unique, collective fundraising model, Labouré teaches our future priests and religious how to raise funds for vocations as a class of “aspirants” in order to obtain monetary awards from Labouré. Aspirants use the awards to erase or sufficiently mitigate their student loan debt, thereby freeing them to enter a seminary, convent or religious order. Without Labouré, these vocations would be lost to the Catholic Church!
To foster the art of choral music for singers, audiences, students, and special constituents by presenting the widest in varietal repertoire through the history of music in our performsnces and outreach programs
To bring Christian education to young people, especially those who are most neglected.
We, The National Black Catholic Congress, comprised of member organizations, represent African American Roman Catholics, working in collaboration with National Roman Catholic organizations. We commit ourselves to establishing an agenda for the evangelization of African Americans; and to improve the spiritual, mental, and physical conditions of African Americans, thereby committing ourselves to freedom and growth of African Americans as full participants in church and society. Aware of the challenges, we are committed to evangelize ourselves, our church and unchurched African Americans, thereby enriching the Church. We hold ourselves accountable to our baptismal commitment to witness and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Since 1972, The National Catholic Bioethics Center has defended human dignity and upheld Church teaching in health care and the life sciences. We are a trusted resource for clergy and laypeople, helping them understand how Catholic teaching applies to bioethics.
The Papal Foundation is composed of individuals called Stewards of Saint Peter who work closely to assist the Pope in funding missions in great need. Each year close to 100 grants are given to assist the very poor of the world. At an annual audience in Rome, the Pope thanks these Stewards for their faithful assistance. The audience usually happens just after Easter.
We’re missionary Catholic priests and brothers who bring the Good News of God’s love, mercy and redemption to the poorest and most abandoned people. In 1732 our congregation was founded in Italy by St. Alphonsus Liguori, and more than 5,300 Redemptorists now serve in 78 countries around the world. The Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province preach missions in parishes throughout the United States and work in more than 200 ministries to assist the poor, the hungry, immigrants, needy schoolchildren, elderly priests and brothers, prisoners, and others who need help and hope.