Mike & Rita Shannon

Both Rita and I attended Catholic school growing up. As we reflected on our own education, we knew we wanted our four children to have the same great foundation we were afforded. But that decision was solidified when we heard a homily at Mass, delivered by Fr. Ralph Gross, that stressed the value of Catholic education. That day, after Mass, Rita and I looked at one another and immediately agreed that sending our children to FACES (at the time) was indeed the right choice for our family. We sent four children through the system and now have grandchildren attending SMSA! What a wonderful reward to see that our choice so many years ago is still having a positive impact on our family today.