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OCP Parish Grants Program

The 2019 application is closed. For 2020, we will begin accepting applications in mid-January, stay tuned!

As part of OCP’s ongoing commitment to service, we provide direct financial assistance to Roman Catholic parishes across the United States* through our annual OCP Parish Grants program. Since its inception in 2001, we have provided more than $3 million in support of parishes looking to enhance their worship experience.


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

Parish Grant applications are open to:

  • Roman Catholic parishes;
  • Located within the 50 US states;
  • That did not receive an OCP Parish Grant in 2019

Recipients of a Parish Grant must use the money for liturgical and/or musical purposes.

Parish Grants are commonly used for:

  • Improving multicultural ministries with additional training and purchasing of bilingual worship materials
  • Providing online, digital or electronic resources to support liturgy preparation
  • Upkeep, repair and replacement of musical instruments, equipment and facilities
  • Purchasing music, hymnals and other worship materials
  • Attending or hosting musical or liturgical conferences or workshops

All applicants will be notified of the results of their application. Award decisions are at OCP’s sole discretion, and all decisions are final. Recipients of an OCP grant must comply with any and all applicable laws and regulations in connection with the grant and the funded project. In order to protect your privacy, any information shared with OCP in connection to the grants program will be used to process your application and will not be shared with anybody else, unless or except as authorized by you, the applicant. This grant program is void outside of the U.S. and where prohibited by law. Recipients must allow for public announcement of their award by OCP and be willing to share their experiences through OCP publications and other media.


“Music ministry plays a crucial role in enhancing the liturgy and building community in our parish…We are so blessed to have you as supporter. Thank you for investing in our ministry at Our Lady of Wisdom.”
     –Mary Collins, Our Lady of Wisdom, TX

*Open to Roman Catholic parishes within the 50 US states.

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

FAQs      Past Recipients


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