The Reveles Family, St. Jerome Catholic School

Question 1: As a parent, how has CEA helped make Catholic education attainable and affordable for your family?

We are so grateful that we were awarded the CEA scholarship this year which has allowed us to continue our religious goal in raising our children to love our faith, while still receiving a wonderful education.  We feel blessed in having this scholarship alleviate some of the financial burden in sending two children to a Catholic school.

Question 2: As a student, what does a Catholic education mean to you?

Andrew (11 years old)- A Catholic education means that I can learn about God and how we are made in his image.  I like being able to go to school with other people who are Catholic.  I also liked being a mentor for a friend and explaining basic things about God, Jesus, and different things.

Catherine (7 years old)- It means that I learn a lot about different things like about God and different saints.  I had fun being Mary for Saint Day.

Questions 3: From a family perspective, how would you thank those that have helped make your education possible through their state tax dollars and encourage them to continue to support Catholic Education Arizona?

Our family understands that being able to attend a Catholic School is a privilege, and we are thankful to those who have continuously donated their state taxes to allow families, like ours, to afford a Catholic education.  We hope in the future that we will be in a position to contribute to other families who have the same religious goal in raising their children to learn about God and our Catholic faith.  During the time that we have been at St. Jerome, we have tried to participate in all of the events and opportunities that have been given to us.  Our children are learning to become confident as they participate in classes, sports, music, theater, and multiple religious activities.  Our children are not shy in saying a prayer before meals, whether at home or in public, nor participate in religious activities. For instance, this past year we were proud that our son, Andrew, volunteered to participate in leading the healing mass by praying a portion of the rosary; while our daughter, Catherine, was excited to learn and portray Mary for Saints Day.   These are just a couple of examples of how our children are learning to become strong in their Catholic faith.  We are excited to see how much they will continue to grow as they expand their understanding and love for God.