Mission & Outreach

How Can I Be Involved with MOP?

All parishioners are invited to attend MOP Proposal Forums and are encouraged to express their opinions on the proposals.  A MOP Committee Member will take notes at the Forums and the presenting MOP Members will contact applicants following the Forums with additional questions or concerns brought up at the Forum.

Who Can Vote on Proposals?

MOP Committee Members vote on proposals at a separate meeting held within two weeks of the Forum.  Any parishioner who has attended at least two of the past year’s Forums is welcome to join the Committee.  Membership opens in January of each year.

What are the duties of Committee Members?

  • Attending all Proposal Forums and Funding Meetings
  • Vetting and then presenting 1-2 applications at the Forum each cycle
  • Following up with applicants after the Forum
  • Assisting in arranging related parish-wide activities

What are the duties of the Committee Chair(s)?

  • Accepting applications
  • Coordinating application vetting by members
  • Setting Proposal Forum and Funding Meeting dates
  • Notifying Parish of upcoming Forums and MOP Presentations
  • Moderating Proposals and Funding Meetings
  • Notifying Applicants of Funding Decisions
  • Processing checks (in coordination with Parish Administrator)
  • Accepting Post-Funding reports
  • Keeping account of MOP funds
  • Notifying Parish of Awards each cycle
  • Submitting Annual Report to Parish
  • Arranging related parish-wide enrichment activities when appropriate

Can Parishioners Apply for a MOP Grant?

Yes!  Parishioners involved in organizations that fall under the Funding Guidelines are encouraged to seek funding for those organizations and/or their projects.  Applications by parishioners are vetted and presented by a MOP Committee Member in the same manner as other proposals.  Applying parishioners may answer questions during the Proposal Forum; however, those who are also MOP Committee Members are asked to recluse themselves during the Funding Meeting in which their application is being determined.

What organizations have been funded by MOP in the past?

MOP has funded numerous organizations over its 30 year history.  The following are just a sample:

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