Anyone who’s spent time in Catholic schools in any capacity–teacher, student, volunteer, coach or administrator–knows that community is at the heart of Catholic education.
In our shared witness for Christ, we uplift each other personally, help each other grow academically and foster school communities rooted in Christian values.
In May, Catholic school communities around the world rallied around the pillar of prayer, deepening their faith lives while participating in Hallow’s Let’s Pray Giveaway.
The contest challenged schools to draw closer to God by praying through the Hallow app. Every prayer, from students, teachers and even parents, counted toward each school’s total. The school with the most total prayers completed would capture the top prize: $10,000.
“I am so excited that our little school is in the top 3,” said an administrator at one of the contest’s finalists. “ Regardless of the outcome, I am so excited that our school is doing so well. Honestly, our prayer life has increased tremendously.”
Ultimately, St. James Millstadt School took home the top prize of $10,000, but all the participating schools ended the contest with the reward of a deepened prayer life within their community.
Other honorable mention schools include:
- Aquinas Academy (Gibsonia, Pa.)
- Frassati Catholic High School (Spring, Texas)
- Our Lady of Hope (Potomac Falls, Va.)
- St. John of the Cross (Western Springs, Ill.)
- Lumen Christi (Martin, Australia)
The number of prayers completed among these schools grew +489% from April to May. Schools that finished in the Top 10 completed five times as many prayers in May compared to April.
With the school year drawing to a close, the renewed focus on prayer life heading into summer break can help students and parents stay close to God at a time when many routines get disrupted.
Learn more about how your school community can benefit from Hallow for Schools.
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