Thursday, March 12, 2009

Free Catholic Schools?

I recently have run across a bunch of articles on the Diocese of Wichita's Catholic Schools. Apparently twenty years ago they launched a Diocesan wide stewardship drive and really cultivated a sense of ownership in their schools. As a result their parishioners tithe (8%) to their parishes. Thanks to careful planning and generous hearts, all Catholic school are free to Catholics. In case you were wondering that is 34 elementary schools and 4 high schools in a diocese of 120,000 Catholics. Now to be fair the people are making huge sacrifices to make it happen and everyone is investing. None-the-less it is a model to look at.

Let us never forget, fortune favors the bold!

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