The second collection on May 4th and 5th is in support of your local Catholic School and the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation. Tomorrow’s Hope provides tuition assistance to students in need attending Catholic elementary schools and grants directly to schools to offset general expenses. Last year the Foundation gave over $1.75 million to students while actual student need was over $6 million.

Each school has many needs. Tuition, parish subsidy and fundraising all help to balance the budget. Each year, however, new technologies and curricular needs arise. The money that you give to the second collection on May 4th and 5th helps to expand the school’s academic excellence and helps it remain a place where our faith is taught and lived.

Sustaining Catholic elementary education is vital to the future of our society and our Church. Our students are our future. They are tomorrow’s hope.