The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Lubbock
Most Reverend Robert M. Coerver, S.T.L., M.S.
Bishop Of Lubbock

Benevolence Ministry

Christ Teach Us

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. Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25: 35 -36, 40

Holy Spirit Catholic Church is committed to acting as an example by responding to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged. We want to be an example by saying that we tithe to Holy Spirit Catholic Church and in turn our Parish tithe’s to the poor and disadvantaged. Tithing also has a scriptural basis, for instance see: 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 or Proverbs 11:24-26 below. How can our Parish ask our Parishioners to commit to acts of faith and the Parish not do also?

Father Rudi, by his wisdom, has committed a percent of every Sunday’s first collection and internet collections to tithe back to the poor and disadvantaged. Just as we help with St Benedict’s, Nurturing Center, Care Portal, Catholic Charities, DCA, Guatemala Orphanage and others we also help thru the Benevolence Ministry by reviewing grant request and awarding grants to worthy only 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that also seek to help the poor and disadvantaged.

Benevolence Grant Application Steps
Follow these steps to apply. The grant evaluation process may take up to 8 weeks.
Download the Benevolence Application (Click here to download the application)
Follow the instructions to complete the application and prepare the required documents
Email the completed application and required documents to:
Expect to wait.
You will be notified within 8 weeks.

 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;  as it is written, “He scattered abroad, he gave to the poor;  his righteousness endures forever.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-9

There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered. He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, but blessing will be on the head of him who sells it. Proverbs 11:24-26