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Catholic schools launch tuition giveaway on Facebook

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October 21, 2011

ARCHDIOCESE — School parents in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati can now use their Facebook accounts for more than just keeping up with old friends.

 

The archdiocesan Catholic Schools Office recently launched a Facebook-based tuition giveaway that offers $17,500 in tuition credits and prizes to families who will send their children to area Catholic schools next year.

 

Both current and prospective families are eligible to win. Entrants must to go to http://facebook.com/mycatholicschool to register. Deadline for registration is noon, Feb. 3, the last day of Catholic Schools Week, and the drawing for winners will be held that day.

 

The idea of using social media comes directly from the Pope Benedict XVI himself. In a 2009 message celebrating the 43rd World Communications Day, he called the new technologies a “gift to humanity” and challenged users to “endeavour to ensure that the benefits they offer are put at the service of all human individuals and communities.”

 

According to Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic Schools, the tuition giveaway is part of an overall effort to increase awareness about the good news of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. “We have to improve our efforts to reach out to all those who could benefit from a Catholic education,” he said. “Social media can be a wonderful tool for connecting our schools and families.”

 

For more information, contact Chris Pastura at 513-421-3131, ext. 2724, or [email protected].

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