I got involved with the Catholic Education Foundation for one primary reason: to provide a better future for the next generation. The Catholic Education Foundation not only provides an opportunity for students to get a high-quality education (98.7% of students at the CEF-supported high school graduate, compared to 77% of their peers at the neighborhood school) but it gives them a foundation for their spiritual life at the same time.
I can remember the first time I prayed in a classroom. I was 28 years old and had just started a Masters program for School Counseling. The act of praying in a classroom was very foreign and felt awkward in many ways. Religion and education did not go hand-in-hand- at least they hadn’t for the first 28 years of my life. Flash forward to present day; I now can’t imagine a day without prayer as I work in a Catholic school, and my husband and I send our daughters to a Catholic school.
When my boys were young, I always loved holding their little hands. Pudgy and soft or grimy from play, we'd hold hands watching a movie, simply out of love. We'd hold hands crossing the street, for safety. Or while we were out for a walk, I'd hold his hand, just because I could. Holding their hands always made me feel blessed.
Thank you for helping my family and for giving them money so that they could pay for me, my brother, and sister to come here to CTK. You love kids and that's why you're doing this and you're helping my school.
Celebration and reflection are two natural reactions to reaching certain milestones in life. Whether it’s a birthday, receiving a sacrament for the first time, or experiencing a significant career accomplishment, achieving a major milestone is cause to rejoice and take stock of where you have been and what’s next on the horizon.
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