This weekend there will be a special collection in parishes for Project HOPE (Help Our Parents Educate). This is a scholarship program based on financial need that began 32 years ago through the generosity of our parishioners. Project HOPE has provided access to Catholic education to more than 8,000 students. Last year alone, more than $60,000 was raised for Project HOPE. It allowed the diocese to provide an average of $271 to 214 students from families with the greatest need.
There are many people who desire a Catholic education for their child but due to the current state of the economy, need assistance with tuition. We would like to be able to help more families. The average cost to families for Catholic elementary school tuition is about $2,510 per student. Please support Project HOPE so all children who desire a Catholic education have the opportunity. You can make a contribution online by clicking here.