Special Collection for Catholic Schools January 16-17

rcabschoolsThe Archdiocese of Boston has called for a special second collection for Catholic schools this weekend, January 16-17. Proceeds from this collection will support Catholic elementary schools in our Archdiocese and will assist more families from these schools who demonstrate financial need. Saint John School will receive 50% of the funds collected through this second collection at all Masses this weekend. The remaining funds will be distributed to other elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. Parishioners can also donate online at catholicschoolsboston.org. (Please note that donations made online cannot be directed toward a specific school.)

Did you know that approximately 22,000 students attend 79 Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Boston?  In our Archdiocese:
• 96% of Catholic school students matriculate to college
• Catholic elementary school students score well above average on national assessments

Studies show that Catholic school students are:
• Academically more confident with greater proficiency in writing and public speaking
• Attending Mass more frequently
• More tolerant of diverse views
• More engaged in their communities and more likely to volunteer

“Catholic education is the soul of evangelization. It is not just about communicating information, but forming people in the faith and leading them to Christ.” – Cardinal Seán O’Malley

To find out how a Catholic education can impact your child’s future, call 617-779-3601. Thank you for your generosity and belief in the gift of a Catholic education.

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