Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

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Amazed. Inspired. Grateful.  That’s how we felt after the 23rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast.  Net proceeds from this event provide four-year renewable scholarships to Archdiocesan elementary and high school students.  We look to increase the number of awards every year.   

We were so excited to welcome Brianna W., class of 2024 FACS recipient and student essayist as our student guest speaker.  Brianna shared in her essay, “The various benefits of a Catholic education, such as the faithful environment, have greatly impacted students’ lives.  ‘As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same,’ was once stated by Nelson Mandela.  I learned how to share my light with the world as a result of the contributions from my Catholic education.  Simultaneously, my school has inspired me to help guide others to discover their spark, talents, and passions.  Therefore, the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools has given multiple students a brighter future, filled with hope and purpose.”  Brianna is certainly a bright light.  

Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Johnny “Joey” Jones was a very engaging and moving speaker with such an inspirational message.  He shared his mindset for overcoming adversity, finding a positive perspective, leaning on those around us and finding strength in oneself.   

Thank you to everyone who joined us and supported our Foundation.  It was a festive celebration!

Our gratitude to all of our SPONSORS

Guest Speaker Johnny “Joey” Jones

Emcee Irene O’Connor

Student Participants

Ferris Events


The Mulcahy Academy of Irish Dance

On behalf of all of the students who receive scholarships, we thank you!   

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