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​A reflection of love

August 07, 2020 | posted by Today's Catholic newspaper

Topics: Catholic Schools, Hope for the Future

A reflection of love

A Catholic education was always important to Christopher’s Mom Cathleen. Christopher attended Catholic schools since kindergarten where he started at St. Mark the Evangelist. Here is a quote from Cathleen’s friend Lorenda: “Chris’ kind-hearted manner and strong faith is a reflection of his mom’s love and lessons in life. Chris’ Catholic education was a goal his mom set out to see happen.”

Cathleen achieved this goal, seeing her son go to a Catholic high school before she sadly passed away during Christopher’s sophomore year at John Paul II High School.

Chris is a great young man who is beloved by the JP II community, known for his humble heart and caring attitude.

He graduated this spring and will move on to do great things with gratitude to his invaluable Catholic education, and loving mother.

Thanks to your donations to Hope for the Future, you help students, like Christopher, as well as their parents, accomplish their goals.

“… It is not only God’s grace that helped, but the donors, the people who sacrifice so much to be able to put money forward, and allow kids like me to be able to stay in Catholic education,” said Christopher.