Impact of Donors

Posted on September 18, 2017 in Impact of Donors

 

As we sat in a quiet classroom in her school, 13-year-old Maddie twisted the bright band on her wrist.

“A couple of years ago my dad had cancer,” she said softly, recounting the day her dad had given her the bracelet.

“It symbolizes his love for me,” she said. “I never take it off.” 

Posted on August 25, 2017 in Impact of Donors

He told me his name was Angel. Because I believe there are always angels among us, I wanted to know him better.

He was in second grade, like my son, and he too liked recess, video games and the Royals. Spelling and math were his favorite subjects, also like my son. My son often asks, "When will dad be home?" anticipating a game of catch in the yard, so I asked Angel about his family and baseball.

Posted on July 24, 2017 in Futures Leadership Council, Impact of Donors

When I found out my husband and I were expecting, I experienced unexplainable joy, along with an immediate shift in my thought process. Things I had never given much consideration in the past now seemed vital. An expecting mom’s brain is controlled chaos at best but from day one she begins to contemplate the best way to raise her child. I had to ask myself what mattered most. What are the best qualities of my husband and me? How do I pass ONLY those parts onto my child?

Posted on March 14, 2017 in Fundraising, Impact of Donors

At the beginning of Lent, my wife and I attended the Church of the Ascension all school Mass on Ash Wednesday. As we were waiting for the service to begin, our children were entering the Church as one family, devoted to Christ.

At that moment, I was reflecting on the Ascension of Jesus stained glass art and enjoying the peaceful assembly of our parish without mobile phones, media, pop stars or commercialism. Life is moving so quickly and it’s easy to fall into the typical human race to acquire stuff and check off our endless to do list.

Posted on March 6, 2017 in Guardian Angel Fund, Impact of Donors

The Catechism notes: “The whole life of the Church benefits from the mysterious and powerful help of the angels.”  I cannot help but reflect upon that statement and how appropriate it is to CEF’s Guardian Angel Fund.

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