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Center for Catholic Education and Formation
Saint Thomas Seminary

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Diaconate Candidacy

The HOPES (Help Our Parish Elementary Schools) Collection is an annual fundraiser which provides vital support to the Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford. Thanks to your generosity, our elementary schools receive individual HOPES grants which are used to purchase or upgrade important educational tools and resources; particularly in the area of science and technology, provide enhanced safety and security measures, assist schools with their marketing efforts to reach out to and engage prospective families and so much more. 

Beyond that, this past year underscored how great a role our schools play in ensuring a child’s wellbeing. All Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic schools remained open for safe, in-person learning throughout the entire 2020-2021 academic school year. While the pandemic brought on unprecedented challenges, the Archdiocese of Hartford’s commitment to educating the WHOLE child: mind, body and spirit never wavered. Students were able to see their teachers and classmates and retain a sense of normalcy during a very challenging time, with minimal interruption in their education. 

Our schools must remain a beacon of HOPE in our communities. Now, perhaps more than ever, children need our support as we continue to navigate through uncertain times. 

How to Donate: 

  • At Your Parish: The Collection Weekend will take place September 24 – 25, 2022 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: Arlyn Page
Archdiocese of Hartford - HOPES Collection
134 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105-3787

  • On-Line: If you would like to make an on-line donation, please contact Laura McCaffrey at the center for more information or you can contact us, if you have any other questions. 

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 #HOPES2022!

For questions contact: 

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