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Center for Catholic Education and Formation
Saint Thomas Seminary

New England Catholic Biblical School

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The HOPES (Help Our Parish Educators & Students) Collection is an annual fundraiser that provides vital support to our Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Our most vital resource in every Catholic school is our dedicated teachers. Their profession is a vocation. Balancing the cost of a Catholic school education requires creativity and innovation. This collection will provide new revenue sources to offer our teachers a just wage, ensuring quality education, enthusiasm and stability. We ask you to join us in supporting our children by supporting their teachers. It is a true search for our children's excellence.

How to Donate: 

  • At Your Parish: The Collection Weekend will take place September 23 – 24, 2023 at any Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Church. Click here to find a parish. 
  • By Mail: To submit a donation via mail, please download a Donation Form to return with your check (sorry we cannot accept cash) to: 

Attn: Asta Valionyte
Center for Catholic Education & Formation - HOPES Collection
467 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002

  • On-Line: If you would like to make an on-line donation, please visit our HOPES Donation Page

Other Ways to Help: 

You can also help us spread the word about the HOPES collection on social media by sharing the graphic provided below and accompanying text. Please tag the Archdiocese of Hartford Center for Catholic Education & Formation (@AOHCatholicSchools on Facebook and Instagram; @AOHCatholicEdu on Twitter) so we can thank you for your support! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #HOPES2023!

For questions contact: 

Laura McCaffrey
Executive Director for School Finance & Technology
860-242-5573 ext. 2664