Matthew 25:31-46McDonald Family
Parishes of Rock County
The McDonald Family Matthew 25: 31-46 Endowment Fund provides assistance for corporal works of mercy, as referenced in the Gospel of Matthew 25: 31-46, performed within Rock County. Grants are awarded to Rock County Catholic parishes each year, who directly fulfill corporal works of mercy through their ministries and outreach. Grant applications are reviewed by the CDMF’s Grant Review Committee.
This fund was made possible through the generosity of Kathryn and Patrick McDonald, who established the endowment in celebration of their birthdays and 40th wedding anniversary, in order to “serve the least of our brothers.”
“Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
2020 Grant - Our Lady of Assumption, Beloit
The 2020 grant award recipient for the McDonald Family Matthew 25:31-46 Endowment is
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Beloit for the Stateline Mission Outreach.
The CDMF distributed $1,650 to assist with the purchase of a washer and dryer and help remodel the identified facility. The service will provide a day center where those suffering from homelessness can do laundry, take a shower, and share a simple meal together. The mission hopes to alleviate some of the temporal and corporal needs of our brothers and sisters in the state line area.
“Creating a place for encounter, in a small setting, we hope to establish relationships of trust where people can feel free to share their stories and goals. We hope to pray for them and with them. We seek to grow in the art of asking questions of others so they might hear the still small voice of God within. Finally, we want to bless them by calling them to the Supper of the Lamb.”
– shared Laura Warzecha, from Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Beloit