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Archbishop Schnurr Celebrates Fat Tuesday with Local Students

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The friendly wager between Jose H. Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati over the Super Bowl was a big win for students in both archdioceses. More than $22,000 was raised for tuition assistance scholarships for students.

In addition to the fundraiser, the wager over the Super Bowl has also resulted in Archbishop Schnurr sending Graeter’s Ice Cream to Archbishop Gomez. And out of gratitude and in consolation Archbishop Gomez has sent baked treats to Archbishop Schnurr.

As a treat before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is March 2, Archbishop Schnurr will share the baked treats this coming Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, with students at Our Lady of the Rosary in Dayton. Members of the media are invited to attend.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 44th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with more than 440,000 Catholics, and has the fifth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with more than 40,000 students.  The 19-county territory includes 208 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and secondary schools.

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