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OCP Parish Grants Program

Deadline for applications is May 30, 2023

The OCP Parish Grants Program is a unique program of direct financial grants authorized by the OCP Board of Directors to provide assistance to parishes seeking to enhance the worship experience of their parish community. They serve to develop and reinforce liturgical and music ministries, to help start multicultural ministries, and to assist parishes in welcoming new communities as they expand the U.S. Catholic Church.

The OCP Parish Grants Program was established as a means of providing Catholic churches with financial support for religious, educational and charitable purposes. Grants are awarded annually, and the number and amounts given vary from year to year.

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How to apply

Applications are ONLY accepted online. Use this helpful worksheet to ensure you are ready to fill out an application. It lists all the information you'll need for the application process.

Keep in mind, once you begin filling out an application, your progress cannot be saved, so you'll need to be prepared to fill it out completely once you begin.



“Thank you, Oregon Catholic Press, for helping us bring the Mass to those who are unable to attend. This system will not only serve us now, during this time of pandemic, but well into the future, keeping us connected as a faith community even when we cannot be present together.”

—St. James Parish in Cooperstown, WI


“As we are rising from ashes and slowly rebuilding our city and parish at the same time, the grant you awarded to us will be used for music needs to add to the liturgical celebrations and foster participation of the congregation.”

—Fr. Martin J. Ramat, Priest at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Paradise, CA

Jerome Ranek, Pastor

“Thank you for the…grant which we used to purchase this portable podium with microphone and speakers.”

—Fr. Jerome Ranek, Pastor, St. Peter’s of Sisseton, SD


“I was delighted to receive note of OCP’s recent generous grant in support of Saint Helen Catholic Church in South Gate, which will be used to enhance this parish community’s liturgy and music. The Saint Helen community will enjoy the benefit of this investment for years to come!”

—Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles


“On behalf of our Pastor, Father Woodrow Pace, and the parish community of Saints Peter and Paul Parish, please accept our heartfelt gratitude for the OCP Parish Grant…to rebuild our choir’s music library. We are grateful for the work of composers and publishers as we strive to provide music that is liturgical, pastoral and beautiful, beginning with a composer’s creativity to the voices of the assembly, uplifted in prayer. Thank you for your support of our efforts to engage, unite and inspire.”

—Janice A. Dworschak, Coordinator of Liturgical Music, Saints Peter and Paul Parish of Independence, WI


Find quick answers to common Parish Grants questions along with a list of past recipients.

FAQs     Past Recipients