Catholic Education: $1,300,000
While our Catholic schools and seminaries provide good quality Catholic education, more can be done to augment the financial support for our Catholic school students and our seminarians. To strengthen our support and commitment for Catholic education, Legacy of Faith ~ Future of Hope will provide additional infusion of funds in the following areas:
Seminary Education Tuition Assistance Endowment $800,000
Diocesan Catholic School Tuition Assistance Endowment $500,000
As our late, Holy Father, Blessed John Paul II, said many times, “Without the Eucharist there is no Church, and without the Priest there is no Eucharist.” Priests are with us during many special times throughout our lives. During times of sorrow, they provide counseling and guidance. At times of celebration, they share our joy and lead us in thanking God for His blessings. They minister to us with the Sacraments. These special men, called by the Holy Spirit, devote their lives to priestly service. Through Legacy of Faith ~ Future of Hope, $800,000 of the funds raised will help offset the rising cost of tuition in seminaries and post graduate studies, so we can ensure that financial impediments will not hinder young men from responding to the Lord’s call.
Without a doubt, our Catholic schools provide students with stability, moral values and the individualized attention that enables them to excel as responsible members of society and faithful members of the Body of Christ. From kindergarten to high school, our Catholic schools extend Christ’s educational ministry in order to continue building God’s Kingdom. Unfortunately, many Catholic parents cannot afford to send their children to Catholic Schools. Through Legacy of Faith ~ Future of Hope, the current Diocesan Catholic School Tuition Assistance Endowment will be increased by $500,000; creating more scholarship opportunities so more Catholic families, with extraordinary need, can be able to send their children to a Catholic school within our Diocese.