Two pastors of city parishes and a parishioner of Baltimore’s Cathedral of Mary Our Queen purchased the winning tickets in the Archdiocese’s first “tuition raffle.” All three have chosen to donate their “winnings” to students attending at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Hampden and Archbishop Borders Elementary School in Highlandtown. The students will receive tuition credits totaling $7,000, which will be applied toward their current year’s school tuition.
The Cathedral of Mary our Queen parishioner, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated the first prize award of a $5000 tuition credit to St. Thomas Aquinas School, whose principal will select a qualified student. The 2nd prize winner was Father Robert Sisk of St. Elizabeth Church in East Baltimore. He donated his award of a $1,500 tuition credit to a family whose children attend Archbishop Borders School. Father Patrick Carrion, pastor of the three parishes that comprise the Catholic Community of South Baltimore, won the third prize of a $500 tuition credit and donated it to former students of the parish school who now attend St. Thomas Aquinas.
St. Thomas Aquinas School educates students in grades pre-K through eight with a current enrollment of approximately 180 students. Archbishop Borders Elementary Schools is the only Catholic School in Maryland offering a dual-language program and educates children in grades pre-K through eight.