PORTLAND, Ore. — Since its inception in 2001, the OCP Parish Grants program has awarded more than $2.8 million to parishes throughout the United States. In 2018, OCP gave nearly $200,000 to 97 Roman Catholic parishes to be used for liturgical and/or musical purposes.
The Parish Grants program helps to fulfill a key tenet of OCP’s mission: serving the Catholic Church by providing financial support, to be used for religious, educational and charitable purposes. Any Roman Catholic parish within the United States that did not receive an OCP grant the previous year is eligible to apply.
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 preparation of the liturgy
- Upkeep, repair and replacement of musical instruments, equipment and facilities
- Attending or hosting musical or liturgical conferences or workshops
"OCP is nearly 100 years old now, and we’ve been partnering with Catholic parishes in the US for many decades, working together to serve and support the liturgy and the people of God," says OCP Publisher, Wade Wisler. "Our Parish Grants program is one of the most direct and beautiful ways we give back to the Church that has been so good to us. These grants help communities replace old hymnals, serve a growing Hispanic community, or upgrade musical instruments or sound systems. We are proud and honored to be able to provide this kind of assistance."
"The real thanks goes to OCP and all they do for churches across America to improve the quality of program and funding," says Tom Deming of Our Lady of Wisdom in Texas.
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.
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