Help Our Parish Elementary Schools (HOPES)

During these times of uncertainty and in a year when the catholic schools collections will be even more impactful on the schools bottom line, the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis is asking now more than ever for your support in promoting the vital HOPES (Help Our Parish Elementary Schools) Collection. The generous parish support of the HOPES Collection significantly benefits the Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford by providing schools with individual HOPES Grants. These grants allow for improvements in technology, security and marketing have proven to be invaluable to our Catholic elementary schools. The HOPES collection is scheduled for the weekend of September 19 and 20, 2020
Below we have provided tools that you can use to advertise the upcoming collection within your parish community, including social media graphics and bulletin announcements. Please feel free to use these texts and graphics in your newsletter, bulletins, website, social media, and any other parish communications. 


  • 2020 Report Form to return with your check 
  • Online Giving
    • Select the second collection

Data to help promote the collection in your parish

  • Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford met and overcame the challenges presented by the pandemic
  • Schools reported 97% of their students successfully completed the required work load
  • 93% of our schools share that their parents characterize the success rate of the school’s remote learning program as “High Successful”
  • 96% of the schools in the Archdiocese describe the level of parent satisfaction throughout this period as “Highly Satisfied”
Thank you sincerely for helping our Catholic elementary schools in their mission of education and evangelization. 
Feel free to contact Laura McCaffrey, Advisor to the Vicar for Finance & Technology at 860-242-5573 or should you have any questions regarding the HOPES Collection.