About the Fund
A charity and support fund of priest-educator J. Katelė was established on 23 June 2011. In accordance with the statute, the fund seeks to maintain the memory of priest Jonas Katelė, to remind his educative work in Rokiškis parish: establishment of book smugglers network' and illegal Lithuanian schools, promotion of the Lithuanian identity and cultural life creation, upholding of abstinence, providing and showing a different way of life for poor parishioners and introduction of spiritual and cultural guidelines. Also in these times of materialism and scepticism, to wake the nation and encourage young people to implement and uphold spiritual values. At present, one of the main priorities of the fund is an implemented project "Establishment of the centre of traditional crafts in Panemunėlis and its adaptation for the needs of the community." The project is intended for the restoration and completion of the old parsonage built in 1883 and adaptation of the new building to the needs of the Panemunėlis community: to establish a museum of priest-educator Jonas Katelė, the centre of traditional crafts and education classes adapted for educational activities.
Aims of the fund
1. To support and provide
free assistance to disabled people, the sick, single disabled
individuals, orphans or children, left without parental care or who
lost one of their parents, for large and low-income families,
unemployed and individuals whose income cannot guarantee the minimum
standard of living; to be the beneficiary and the provider.