The St. Maria De Mattias Endowment was established to benefit religious education programs in the Diocese of Wichita. Grants help develop programs and provide resources for parents and educators to pass along the Catholic Faith.
The endowment has provided resource materials for Parish School of Religion and RCIA classes, funded religious educator positions, and has helped parish catechists earn Masters of Theology degrees from Newman University, so that they can share their knowledge and love of Christ with others.
Contact the Office of Development and Planned Giving (
) to find out how you can further Catholic Education in our diocese with a lasting gift to the St. Maria De Mattias Endowment!
“The St. Maria De Mattias Endowment helps small parishes like ours educate and inspire parishioners. This fund provides those needed dollars for the education of not only our youth but adults as well. No one in our Diocese should ever take lightly the true importance of knowledge; the knowledge we need to grow in our faith.”
Carl and Jill Stratemeier, St. Ignatius Parish, Neodesha