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Hope for the Future
The Mission of Hope for the Future is to assist families in obtaining the academic and spiritual benefits of a Catholic School education in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.Learn More
"I'm a Catholic School Kid!" Campaign
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K&P Once Upon a Time
Join us on February 1, 2020,
at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
from 6:00 p.m. until the clock chimes midnight, for an epic adventure of dining, dancing, and live & silent auctions.
Please tap your heels three times and
to be transported to the Land of Registration, Sponsorship, and Donation!
Hope for the Future is proud to announce our 2020 Homecoming Court:
Mike Specia, Rick Galindo, Rev. Patrick Guidon, David Kauffman, Dr. Kristina Vidaurri, Imelda Guzman, Kathy Ornes and Bequi Sierra.
Executive Chairs are Chris & Veronica Martinez
Honorary Chair is Vikki Carr
Please support our Homecoming Court members in their Quest for the Crown! The Member with the most votes ($1 = 1 vote) will be crowned King and Queen at the Gala!
To support your favorite Homecoming Court member, click on VOTE!
Please Join us in support of our Homecoming Court members in their Quest for the Crown! The Member with the most votes ($1 = 1 vote) will be crowned at the Gala!
To attend Mike Specia's Bingo and BBQ event CLICK HERE
Sunday, Dec. 15 1-5 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Parish Banquet Hall
Join Mike Specia and friends at a fun-filled afternoon of Bingo & BBQ!
Please Join us in support of our Homecoming Court members in their Quest for the Crown! The Member with the most votes ($1 = 1 vote) will be crowned at the Gala!
To attend the Kathy Ornes & David Kauffman Three Wise Men Brunch CLICK HERE
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 11 am - 1 p,m,
St. Pius X Family Center
Enjoy brunch, silent auction, performances by David Kauffman and the St. Pius X Children's Choir, and much more!
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Khaki and Plaid 2020 Homecoming Court announced
The 2020 Khaki and Plaid Homecoming Court was announced at a gathering at the Sonterra Country club October 28. Members of the Court are Imelda Guzman, Bqeui Sierra, Kathy Ornes, Dr. Kristina Vidaurri, Rick Galindo, David Kauffman, Michael Specia, and Father Patrick Guidon, OMI.
Hope for the Future Fun Run sets record
More than 3,000 people took part in the Hope for the Future Fun Run at Morgan’s Wonderland on October 27, a record number of attendees.
Archbishop tells students to make the splendor of the Lord’s Kingdom known
The statue and relic of St. José Sánchez del Río were at the school named in his honor for an October 18 liturgy with Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS. While the relic of “San Joselito” will be returned to Mexico, the sculpture will be on permanent display at the school’s lobby.
Celebrating 40 years of working in the IWHS family
Incarnate Word High School (IWHS) has announced and celebrated that Mary Ann De la Garza, director of Student Services, has just completed her 40th year of service.
Our Lady of Grace Catholic School celebrates Rosary Month
Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Pleasanton celebrated rosary month on October 1 with a Student Living Rosary.
‘Overjoyed’ by the enthusiasm of students, faculty, and parents, says archbishop at Mount Mass
Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, celebrated a Mass at Mount Sacred Heart School October 8, an institution which is marking nine decades of educational ministry this year. Concelebrant at the liturgy was Father Raymond Mwangala, OMI.
Jesus is with us and we do not need to be afraid, archbishop tells St. Gregory the Great students
St. Gregory the Great School celebrated the feast day of its patron saint on Sept. 3 with a special Mass with Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, and a reception after the liturgy.
Central Catholic, Holy Cross meet at Mass prior to Holy Bowl
The football teams from Central Catholic High School and Holy Cross of San Antonio gathered at the Sacred Heart Conventual Chapel on the campus of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) on Sept. 6 for a Mass prior to the 48th Holy Bowl game at Alamo Stadium the next night.
One-to-one learning reaches high-tech heights at St. Anthony Catholic High School
It’s been a mission two years in the making, now St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) has taken the latest step in its high-tech journey by issuing laptop computers to every student. The school held a celebration to kick off the initiative Sept. 5 in their library. Students, parents, faculty and staff gathered along with community leaders and others who helped to make this major investment in the future of SACHS students.
New leadership in place at St. Gerard Catholic High School
There is new leadership at St. Gerard Catholic High (SGH) School for the 2019-2020 academic year. SGH, founded in 1927 and originally operated by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) and School Sisters of Notre Dame, was designated an archdiocesan high school in 1988.
Archbishop Gustavo tells students, teachers we are still called by God to share hope and faith with
A Back to School Mass for the newly-named St. José Sanchez del Rio Catholic School was celebrated by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, in the campus gym on Aug. 10. At the end of the liturgy, the archbishop blessed the students, faculty, and staff, and the youth presented Archbishop Gustavo with a painted rock as a commemorative gift.
Principals prepare for school year
Principals from around the Archdiocese of San Antonio Catholic schools attended an “All Principals Meeting” at St. Luke Church August 2 to kick off the school year.
Catholic Schools Convocation Mass a time of gratitude, preparation for new year
“Building a Catholic Culture of Accompaniment” was the theme for the Aug. 6 Catholic Schools Convocation, the annual gathering of teachers and faculty which precedes opening of the school year, held early last month at St. Mark the Evangelist Church.
Students have shown they are ‘Disciples of the Lord’ in receiving awards, says archbishop
Each year, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, bestows the Archbishop’s Medallion Awards upon a Catholic High School senior from each of Catholic high school who is committed to assist the school, parish and community to encounter the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to promote Catholic teachings and values.
Eagerly approaching the new school year with joy and faith
Welcome back to a new school year! What a joyful time of year; filled with new beginnings and old friends. There is so much to look forward to: physical, academic, and spiritual milestones to achieve and celebrate at every age and grade level.
Bill could mean more scholarships for Catholic schools nationwide
A proposed federal tax credit-based scholarship program could provide a boost for parents who want to send their children to Catholic school, and it has the backing of a major Catholic education group.
St. Anthony Yellow Jackets name new head football coach
St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) has named Ed McCabe as its new head football coach for the upcoming season. McCabe currently serves as the SACHS athletics director (AD) and will continue to work with the school in that position.
Strong commitment to Catholic education highlighted by enduring faith that shines through deeds
The Department of Catholic Schools and Hope for the Future celebrated the 28th Catholic Schools Leadership Awards ceremony May 10 at the ONMI San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, honoring individuals sharing humility and grace, not seeing that their everyday actions stand out as extraordinary, impacting so many others.
God loves us and is with us when we call
Following is the homily given by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, at the Baccalaureate Mass for Antonian College Preparatory High School on May 28.
Hope for the Future - Tuition Assistance
Hope for the Future is one of 40 Archbishop’s Appeal-funded ministries. Its mission is to assist families in obtaining the academic and spiritual benefits of a Catholic school education. With the support of Appeal donors like you, families and students receive a faith-filled education which form our youth through academic excellence and Gospel values.
Incarnate Word High School names Dr. Anna Downey new principal
With the unanimous approval by the search committee, board of directors and the Ministry Council of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dr. Anna Downey has been named the new principal at Incarnate Word High School (IWHS).
Blessed Sacrament School hosts Curriculum Immersion Day
For over 15 years, the faculty, staff and students of Blessed Sacrament School have participated in an annual Curriculum Immersion Day. This has become a tradition of our school and remains a much anticipated event for the students.
Future UIW Cardinal gets All-Star invite
St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) Yellow Jacket Bella Sanchez was selected as one of just 50 of the top high school softball players in the greater San Antonio area to take part to take part in the inaugural 4 Heroes High School All-Star Game. The game took place at St. Mary’s University June 4. All proceeds benefitted two local charities, the San Antonio Firefighters Benevolent Fund and Women Veterans of San Antonio.
Make something beautiful out of your life, pope tells Macedonian youth
Pope Francis encouraged youth in North Macedonia in May to follow Mother Teresa’s example and make something beautiful out of their lives.
Pope Francis to young people: Holiness takes effort
In his follow-up document to October’s youth synod, Pope Francis urged young people to approach holiness not only with the joy and boldness of youth, but with seriousness.
We will be judged for whether we shared ‘our daily bread,’ pope says
The ‘daily bread’ asked of God in the ‘Our Father’ is for everyone, and Christians will be judged by how well they shared their gifts with those in need, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Franciscan friar from Kenya wins $1m Global Teacher Prize
What happens when you give a Franciscan $1 million?
St. Katharine Drexel’s tomb at Philadelphia cathedral named an archdiocesan shrine
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that the recently constructed tomb of St. Katharine Drexel at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul has been declared an archdiocesan shrine.
Catholic school students receive over $3,000 in grants from Mayor’s Fitness Council
Students from Antonian College Preparatory High School, The Atonement Academy, Providence Catholic School, St. Anthony Catholic High School and St. James the Apostle Catholic School join students from around Bexar County as Mayor's Fitness Council Ambassadors.
St. Monica Catholic School students explore future careers paths
Second annual Career Day at St. Monica Catholic Schools brings together a variety of professionals including a public servants, law enforcement, fire fighters, veterinarians, software developers and medical professionals.
Catholic schools counselors celebrate ministry during National School Counselors Week
Catholic school counselors join together this week in celebration of National School Counselors Week. Counselors have a tremendous impact on the academic, social, emotional, behavioral and spiritual development of Catholic school students.
St. Leo the Great Catholic School service project rewarded with Spurs Coyote visit
The San Antonio Spurs Coyote stopped by St. Leo the Great Catholic School as a thank you for their participation in the Team Up Challenge. Students were awarded a grant to help the homeless stay warm during the winter months.
Khaki & Plaid Gala Has Record Year Raising Funds for Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance
The 2017 Khaki & Plaid ~ Plaidi-Gras Masquerade Ball was an evening of entertainment, fun and pageantry. The event grossed $951,000 to help Hope for the Future's mission of providing Catholic school tuition assistance funding to families in need. Homecoming Nominees John McNair and Laura Macom were crowned Khaki & Plaid King & Queen, respectively.
SA Catholic school students join 4,000 during School Choice Rally in Austin
200 San Antonio area Catholic school students joined an estimated 4,000 during the annual School Choice Rally at the Texas Capitol. The event is held in conjunction with National School Choice Week.
4-H Students at St. John Berchmans Deliver Care Packages to Homeless
Students from St. John Berchmans 4-H Club created hygiene care packages for the homeless. The project was sponsored by The Children Youth and Families at Risk Grant.
Hope for the Future Celebrates 10 Years
Hope for the Future is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and we want to thank YOU. Since inception, 12,000 children have received the help they need to experience a Catholic school education. We are so blessed to have the support of so many from across the archdiocese. THANK YOU!
Hope for the Future Announces New Deadlines for Tuition Assistance Applications
For parents and guardians interested in applying for Catholic school K-12 tuition assistance for the 2017-18 school year, Hope for the Future has announced new deadlines.
St. Mary’s Catholic School Mission Shines Through Students
St. Mary's Catholic School students in Fredericksburg, Texas saw the need to help students in Louisiana who lost all their school supplies after flooding earlier this school year. Students and the community banded together to serve their neighbor, following the mission of their school.
Traditions and Legacies Strong at 160 Year-Old St. Mary’s Catholic School
St. Mary's Catholic School in Fredericksburg, Texas has a rich traditions, a family atmosphere and the love and support of the community.
Our Lady of the Hills Catholic High School Celebrates Homecoming
Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School in Kerrville, Texas celebrates Homecoming and the traditions that come along with the time honored tradition.
Groundbreaking on new multi-purpose building at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and School
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (OLPH) in Selma hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the addition of a new multi-purpose educational building on the church/school campus on Aug. 28. The building is the beginning of OLPH’s expansion efforts.
Holy Name Catholic School Students Take Flight for STEM Education
Eighth grade students from Holy Name Catholic School on the city’s Southeast side sat in a classroom learning how to calculate terminal velocity of objects. While it sounds like a normal Thursday in the classroom, the setting was beyond the traditional.
St. Monica Catholic School Graduates Outstanding Students
St. Monica Catholic School recognizes their 8th grade 2016 valedictorian and salutatorian, along with their top 5 students.
2016 Archbishop’s Medallion Recipients are Disciples in the New Evangelization
“Do not be afraid. You walk in the Light of Christ, and the future is bright!” These words of encouragement from Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, were spoken to the 10 high school graduate recipients of the Archbishop’s Medallion.
Catholic Schools Students Have Successful Year on Mayor’s Fitness Council
The Archdiocese of San Antonio Student Ambassadors to the Mayor’s Fitness Council did a FANTASTIC job this academic year with their service projects.
Hope for the Future and Catholic Schools Float in Battle of Flowers Parade
Hope for the Future and the Catholic Schools Office participate in the 125th Annual Battle of Flowers Parade.
Catholic Schools Participate in Iowa Assessments
This week, Catholic K-8 schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio begin testing called the Iowa Assessments (IA), formerly the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). Learn more about the assessment and read some tips for parents to prepare students.
OLH High School Seniors Share What it Means to be a Hawk
Submitted by two seniors at Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School in Kerrville, Texas, they share a small glimpse into the heart and soul of their school community.
The Big Give SA - Hope for the Future
Join all of South Central Texas as the community comes together to support nonprofits and their work. Hope for the Future is participating in The Big Give SA, a 24-hour day of online giving. Donate on Tuesday, May 3 and your funds will directly impact a child's life for the better through a Catholic school education.
Happy Catholic Schools Week! — a message from the superintendent
Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Mrs. Marti West, reflects on inspiring words on how relevant Catholic school education is in today's modern world. Schools around the nation celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 31 - Feb. 6.
Catholic Schools Keep Our Community Strong
During the week of January 31 – February 6, 2016, Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of San Antonio will joyously celebrate the gift of a Catholic school education with open houses, service projects, school spirit days, and special liturgies to thank parishioners, volunteers, teachers and staff.
Catholic School Students Participate in School Choice Rally in Austin
Catholic school students from San Antonio joined the nearly 700 from around the state for the 2016 National School Choice Rally in Austin. The rally was to help bring more awareness to parents and legislators about school choice and creating successful students.
Ambassador Program Provides Leadership Opportunities
The Hope for the Future Ambassador program provides Catholic School students in grades 8-12 an opportunity to learn and demonstrate their leadership abilities. Student ambassadors will attend events and represent Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
David Kauffman Concert - Tim Laudadio
Enjoy the soul soothing sounds of world-renowned musician David Kauffman as he performs at St. Francis of Assisi Church. A love offering will be taken up, with funds benefiting less fortunate children and their families who seek a Catholic School education in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
San Antonio Express-News Advertising Giveaway
San Antonio Express-News subscribers can help provide free advertising to Hope for the Future. By "voting" for our organization, a $100 credit will be provided to Hope for the Future to help advertise in 2016.
Executive and Honorary Chairs Provide Vision for Khaki & Plaid Gala
The Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming 2016 | Red Carpet Reunion is quickly becoming the largest event supporting Catholic School Education in San Antonio. This year's Executive and Honorary Chairs are setting the vision for the event to support Hope for the Future in its effort to provide tuition assistance to less fortunate families.
Record crowd at annual 5K event benefits Catholic Schools
The 9th Annual Run with a Mission 5K, held at Mission County Park #1, was blessed with a large crowd to celebrate the Catholic school community. Participants from across the area didn't mind the wet and cool weather as they stayed warm in the comfort of family and friends from Catholic schools.
Giving Garden Project Sprouts New Learning Opportunities for Students
St. John Berchmans Catholic School in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension created 10 raised garden beds to encourage education about gardening, sustainability, nutrition and healthy eating. The project was made possible through a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
2016 Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming Court Announced
Hope for the Future officially announced the 2016 Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Court nominees will help creating awareness and raise funds for Catholic school education. The Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming 2016 | Red Carpet Reunion is set for Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Hope for the Future receives $400,000 gift to provide Catholic education
Catholic school supporter and alumna, Mary Jane Clark, has gifted $408,000 to the Hope for the Future endowment fund to provide tuition assistance to children from economically disadvantaged families to attend a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Clark wants her gift to help children receive a Catholic school education to provide a foundation of faith, much like it did for her.
On the Scene - Archbishop’s Medallion
Catholic Television of San Antonio's 'On the Scene' was at the recent Archbishop's Medallion reception to talk with medallion recipients about why Catholic school education and this award was so special to them.
First Bishop John W. Yanta Scholar Selected
Hope for the Future issues first Bishop John W. Yanta Scholarship. Fund was created to honor Bishop Yanta's dedication to Catholic school education. Founding donors issued a challenge to grow the fund and will match gifts up to $1,000.
Catholic Schools’ Superintendent’s Transfer Grant Available at Select Schools
Transfer grants up to $3,000 available for families with students who attended a public, charter, private or homeschool last year and want to transfer into a participating Catholic school. Space is limited.
Hope for the Future Names 2015-16 Burziks’ Brightest Scholars
Hope for the Future has selected the 2015-16 Burziks' Brightest Scholars thanks to the support of the Catherine and Francis Burzik Foundation. Twenty Catholic high school students received $5,000 scholarships and were selected based upon financial need and academic merit.
Catholic High School Graduates Count Blessings, Look Toward Future
Recent Catholic high school graduates in the Archdiocese of San Antonio celebrate their accomplishments, but are already looking toward the future. And thanks to Catholic school, it's a future full of hope.
Donor Spotlight Q&A: Circle of Hope Member, Tim Eurton
Circle of Hope Member, Tim Eurton talks with Hope for the Future about why he supports Catholic school education. Tim and his wife Lynnanne have made a difference in the lives of children and Catholic schools in San Antonio.
St. Joseph’s Society and Hope for the Future Award $22,000 in Tuition Assistance
Hope for the Future teams up with St. Joseph's Society to Award $22,000 in scholarships to incoming freshman at area Catholic High Schools.
2015 Archbishop’s Medallion Recipients
Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller recognized 10 Archbishop Medallion recipients for their dedication to their schools, parish and community. Each year one student from every Catholic high school is selected for the honor.
Family Finds Solace in Hope for the Future
Hardworking family whose two children were in Catholic school since kindergarten faced rough financial patch due to misfortunes. Mom turns to prayer and Hope for the Future answers her prayers by providing tuition assistance so both children can remain in Catholic school.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Hope for the Future Award Scholarships
A scholarship through Hope for the Future, funded by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) recently awarded two, $2,000 scholarships to eighth graders for their freshman year in Catholic high school.
Fiesta medal goes for $1,000, benefits Hope for the Future
Fiesta medal created for Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming Queen, Diana Barrios-Trevino, sells for $1,000 during 2nd Annual Lambs to Leaders Telethon, benefiting Hope for the Future.
Hope for the Future has successful Lambs to Leaders Telethon
The 2nd Annual Lambs to Leaders Telethon featured four hours of live television and collected $270,000 in the name of Catholic school education.
St. Margaret Mary Middle School Students Challenged Through Robotics
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) takes center stage at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School as robotics program expands.
Students Celebrate Women’s History Month with St. Mary’s University
Catholic school students attended Women's History Month Luncheon hosted by St. Mary's University School of Science, Engineering and Technology.
School Community Steps Up to Support St. Mary’s Catholic School in Fredericksburg
After more than 30 years of use, the school desks at St. Mary's Catholic School in Frederickburg, Texas needed to be replaced. The supportive school community came together for a "Retire a Desk" campaign and successfully purchased over 50 brand new desks for the students.
Battle of Flowers Parade will Include Catholic Schools Float
Catholic Schools and Hope for the Future will once again have an inspiring float in the Battle of Flowers parade on April 24.
Innovate, Create & Discover paves the way for STEM Contetst
The Department of Catholic Schools help the inaugural Innovate, Create and Discover competition as part of the Catholic Arts and Academic Competition (C.A.A.C.).
Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School - Spring Update
Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School in Kerrville, Texas successfully forms students who are morally sound and have a passion for learning. Read on for the latest updates from the campus seated in the beautiful hill country.
The Khaki & Plaid Gala Celebrates First King and Queen
The sounds of the song “I just can’t wait to be king” quickly faded and the room fell silent as all 1,100 guests waited in anticipation for the announcement of the 2015 Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming King and Queen...
Bishop John W. Yanta Scholars — Funding a Legacy
Bishop Emeritus John W. Yanta is a name many people recognize. In his 39 as a priest and 20 years as a bishop, he served as the CYO director, a founding member and executive director of Catholic Television San Antonio (CTSA), editor of Today’s Catholic, and served at many parishes blessed with a Catholic school.
Khaki and Plaid Gala largest event to support Catholic school education
The Sixth Annual Khaki & Plaid Gala, Homecoming 2015, benefiting Hope for the Future (HOPE). With a record 1,100 guests expected, the evening will be filled with local business leaders, celebrities and supporters of Catholic school education. Proceeds from the event are used to provide tuition assistance to economically disadvantaged families so they can attend a Catholic school of their choice.
High hopes for high school students
“It just isn’t enough ... thank you so much for the $1,800, but I can t cover the remaining ($6,500) cost of my daughter’s Catholic high school tuition...” These are sentiments heard by the Hope for the Future and principals’ offices all too often.This child, like many others whose family needs more assistance, ended up attending a school that was NOT the best option for her.