August 2016

Posted on August 29, 2016 in Futures Leadership Council, Upcoming Events

My husband Dan and I moved to the Kansas City area one year ago this September. Not too long after our move we were thrilled to learn that we were expecting our first child, a boy born this past June. As parents, we quickly learned you go above and beyond to give your children the best you are able, and a proper education is on the top of our list. When we talk about the type of education we want for our son, we know giving him a Catholic education is important.

Posted on August 23, 2016 in Guardian Angel Fund

CEF’s Guardian Angel Fund recently provided short-term scholarship support for a family with three children after a decrease in the father’s pay combined with an increase in medical expenses for an elderly family member made it difficult for the family to keep current with their tuition payments.

Posted on August 16, 2016 in Impact of Donors

There's nothing like being Catholic. Nothing even close.

I just returned from the World Youth Days in Krakow, Poland. Begun in the 1980s by St. John Paul II, these days provide a chance for the Catholic church to host the youth of the world for unprecedented and incomparable experiences of faith and solidarity. My first World Youth Day was 1993 in Denver, Colorado. It was there I received the sign that I was to become a Catholic priest. I'm still a kid! At age 42, I felt younger than ever at this year's World Youth Day.

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