The archbishops of LA and Cincinnati make a friendly bet on the Super Bowl
“Some of them say, ‘Is this real? The bishop is coming? ‘” said Miguel Arizmendi, principal of St. John Chrysostom School. “The cheerleaders are here. They’re thrilled the media is here. We’re thrilled and I know it’s going to be a day they’ll never forget.”
Archbishop Jose Gomez and Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati made a friendly Super Bowl bet that would benefit students in Catholic schools.
Los Angeles students celebrated with Rams cheerleaders and Cincinnati Grater ice cream and cookies from Porto’s bakery in Los Angeles. Porto cookies were also sent to students in Cincinnati.
“Today was really fun. I didn’t expect the cheerleaders to be here,” said Amy Flores, an 8th grader at St. John Chrysostom. “It was really nice to see that they came all the way here, especially with the Archbishop. It was really nice to see him here.”
Not only did the students receive ice cream and pastries, but $22,000 was also raised for the Catholic Education Foundation and will be split between the two archdioceses: 60% for LA and 40% for Cincinnati.
“The fact that the Rams won the Super Bowl is important for LA. But also, they see that we support Catholic schools,” Bishop Jose Gomez said.
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