Vision, Challenge, Service

United in Love -- United in Christ

United in Love, United in Christ


Our Sunday Visitor Institute was established to carry on the vision of Archbishop John F. Noll who founded Our Sunday Visitor for one purpose — 'To Serve the Church.'  Archbishop Noll was not only a great communicator, he recognized philanthropy and fundraising as vital ministries.  One cannot exist without the other and both enable the Church to pursue more effectively its mandate to spread the Gospel and bear witness in word and deed to the saving power of Christ.

The challenge to determine which agencies, ministries and programs will have the greatest impact and do the most good with the limited available resources is difficult.  Our Sunday Visitor Institute Advisory Council members study each application thoroughly, discuss them openly and make recommendations to Our Sunday Visitor Board of Directors which makes the final decision.  The Institute Advisory Council, which meets three time each year, represents gifted and knowledgeable individuals, both cleric and lay, who give unselfishly of their time and talent.

On our new web site, you can meet our Council, discover more about our mission, review our project guidelines, meet Institute recipients, and even apply.

We look forward to your questions, comments, and feedback.

Jerome B. Kearns

Jerome B. Kearns
Executive Director