The St. Columbkille Educational Trust is an endowment that has been built through the generosity of many parishioners and supporters throughout the years.
The purpose of the endowment is to enhance the faith formation ministries of St. Columbkille parish including religious formation (CCD), adult formation, youth ministry, Sacred Heart preschool and the elementary school.
The Educational Trust Board serves as the steward of the endowment funds. The Board serves to make contributions to the educational ministries of St. Columbkille that will have a long lasting and far reaching impact on those programs and their participants.
Applications for grants from the Trust are accepted each August from the directors of the parish religious programs for the Board’s review and approval.
The Board is currently working to build the endowment in the Trust and to create a cash reserve that can be accessed in years of economic downturn when assistance from the Trust is in greatest need.
If you wish to contribute to the St. Columbkille Education Trust, you may contribute weekly contributions using your parish envelopes, remembering the Trust in your estate planning, and by supporting parish activities that contribute to the Trust, such as the parish fish fry during Lent.