ST. GERALD

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Ralston, NE

H.O.P.E. Help Our Parish Educate

To order your H.O.P.E. certificates online, click here!

What is H.O.P.E?

  • The H.O.P.E program was established in 1992 as a way of supplementing income for St. Gerald's Parish and Educational programs including 5 Day School, CCD, Youth Ministry, Adult Education, and the Parish Library.
  • The H.O.P.E. program is designed to allow individuals to support the parish by using selected vendor certificates for everyday purchases.

How does H.O.P.E work?

  • The parish purchases volume quantities of gift certificates for various local vendors at a discount.
  • The parish sells the certificates at the dollar face value of the certificate.
  • The parish earns the profit from the discount received from the vendor.

How are the profits used?

  • Profits are distributed to the Parish Council to assist with the general operating costs of the 5 Day School, Family Formation (CCD & Sunday School), Youth Ministry, and Adult Education programs as well as the Parish Library.
  • Annual allotments are also made available to fund special projects or purchases for the above listed programs.
  • Profits are made available to qualifying families to offset tuition fees for 5 Day School and Family Formation programs.
  • Minimum of $500 per quarter must be purchased
    • $500-$2000/quarter = 1% tuition discount (paid directly to Parish Business Office)
    • $2000 & up/quarter = An additional 1% tuition discount for amount over $2,000 (paid directly to Parish Business Office)
    • Relatives & friends can apply credit to tuition accounts through their purchases
  • Profits from all sales for the 2013-2014 school year will go towards upgrading the security systems at St. Gerald's

How do I participate?

  • H.O.P.E. certificates are sold at the H.O.P.E. window after all weekend masses (96th & Q).
  • H.O.P.E. certificates may be purchased at the Parish Business office Monday-Friday 7:30 - 4:00.
  • Certificates may be purchased online at the parish web site (www.stgerald.org).


If you have any questions, please contact either Judy Steimle - 339-1497 or Cheryl at the church business office 331-1955.

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Help Our Parish Educate

By purchasing gift certificates to various local vendors at no additional cost to you, you support our educational programs including 5 Day School, Family Formation, Youth Ministry, Adult Education, and the Parish Library. Click here to reserve your HOPE certificates online now.
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