Proceeds from Running with the Cows supports the following...
Holy Rosary - Wea Catholic School sits in the Northeast corner of Miami County, Kansas just five miles from the Kansas/Missouri State line, as well as three miles to the Johnson County, Kansas line. While we are considered a rural school, we have all the amenities available to us that larger more suburban schools have due to a great location.
Holy Rosary - Wea was built as a new facility and opened its doors in the fall of 2000. We opened our first year with preschool through fourth grade, and in the short years since, we have grown to preschool through eighth grade.
Holy Rosary - Wea is the parish school of Queen of the Holy Rosary Wea Parish which has been in existence since 1869. Our parish has a rich history for education dating back to 1905. Wea School, a rural school of grades first through twelfth was a public school built on parish grounds and staffed by religious Sisters of the Ursuline order. When the area began to consolidate rural schools, Wea School was closed as a public school in the 1960's. The parish purchased the building and operated its own grade school until it finally closed as well in 1972.
With our feet planted deeply in education and the new population growth, the parish community, eager to have a parish school once more worked hard to create a beautiful new school. The new Queen of the Holy Rosary Wea Catholic School stands on the grounds of tradition overlooking the historic church.
Support the Semoonarians
In the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, which includes Queen of the Holy Rosary in Wea, there are approximately 30 seminarians. These young men are discerning God’s plan for their lives while they are being formed personally, academically, and spiritually to be priests of Jesus Christ. Their educational expenses are either covered or partially covered by the Archdiocese, but they all have other expenses for which they need to find funding.
In 2014, the organizers of Running with the Cows reached out to the priests and seminarians of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas to invite them to run in the race for free. The Vocation Office for the Archdiocese and the race organizers agreed to make the race a fundraiser for the seminarians to help them pay their non-educational expenses.
We invite you to help support them. When you pledge to support a seminarian runner, $10 of your pledge goes to the race costs and the rest goes to the seminarian. When you pledge to support a priest runner, the amount of the pledge over $10 goes to a general fund for all of the seminarians to use for their expenses.
The seminarians and vocation team of the Archdiocese are very grateful to you for your support.
We also thank the Running with the Cows organizers for their support and hospitality. This is
a great race and a great cause.