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VOLUME XCI - NO. 25 | 115 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE GOSPEL | AUGUST 22-SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 | @DenverCatholic | | GO PAPERLESS Subscribe to get Denver Catholic online GO PAPERLESS GO PAPERLESS Subscribe to get Denver Catholic online Go to Amazing Parish expands » 4 Movement founder talks about its growth Flocknote hits Denver » 6 Workshop held to help parishes launch Take courage » 14 Columnist urges perseverance amid cultural battle T he Villareal family will make almost any sacrifi ce to get their sons to Catholic school by the fi rst bell. During the upcoming school year, Wendy Villareal and her two sons will rise at the crack of dawn and drive from their Montbello home in their 2004 Dodge truck to St. Rose of Lima School and Bishop Machebeuf High School in Denver. She and her husband, Francisco, believe in the value of Catholic education. "We just want our boys to grow in the faith and have respect and good man- ners," Wendy said. "We encourage that at home, but it's also good to have that at school." Name a hurdle and the family said they'll fi nd a way to overcome it. "Believe me, we will do whatever we can to make it work," she said. "I'm very con- fi dent we're making the right decision." Cost was one significant obstacle for the family of four who earns about $40,000 between Francisco's trucking job and Wendy's social work for Hispanic families at Catholic Charities. Seeds of Hope, a nonprofi t WORTH THE SACRIFICE BY NISSA LAPOINT 303-715-3138 Francisco and Wendy Villareal stand with their two sons, Sergio, center, and Mario, right, outside Bishop Machebeuf High School. The couple makes sacrifi ces so their sons can attend Catholic school. PHOTO BY ANDREW WRIGHT/DENVER CATHOLIC | » 5 See a photo gallery of the Vocations Walk held to pray for an increase to vocations at ONLINE

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