Christy Hughes Kairos Fund

At just 23 years of age, Christy Hughes (the daughter of Brother Knight Tom Hughes and Joann Hughes) passed away from ovarian cancer on July 19, 2013. During her time at St Monica High School she was an active participant and leader in the Kairos retreats, remaining an involved program supporter after her graduation.

To honor her memory and support the program she so dearly loved, the Hughes family created the Christy Hughes Kairos Fund at St Monica High School. Each year in July, Council #3744 encourages all Knights and their families to donate to the fund.

The following message is a note from the family:
As you know, our daughter, Christy Frances Hughes, passed away from ovarian cancer on July 19, 2013. We are thankful to be blessed with great and loving families that continue to help us through this difficult time; many of you shared your generosity with our family.

Shortly after her passing, we established the “Christy Hughes Kairos Fund” through St Monica Catholic High School. The fund was set up to aid students whose families may not afford the fee to attend the Kairos retreat. The Kairos program benefits high school seniors to help them gain a closer relationship with God and their own families. Christy was active in St Monica’s Kairos program, both during and after graduating high school, as a team leader.  A memorial plaque has been placed on the wall in the Campus Ministry classroom.

Every year, on the anniversary of her passing, we would like to ask you once again to donate to the “Christy Hughes Kairos Fund” at St Monica Catholic High School. It brings us so much joy to see our daughter’s love for this program be of help to others. The fund has been a great success over the past two years; because of your generosity we were able to help send 10 students who otherwise could not attend.  This last year almost all of the senior class attended the three day retreats, making them the most attended to date. There are three retreats scheduled for the next school year, and your donations will ensure the continued success of this program.

To donate, please send a check payable to:  St Monica Catholic High School, Attn: Christy Hughes Kairos Fund, 1030 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA  90403. You can also go online to, select Support, then select Annual Giving Opportunities and Christy Hughes Kairos Scholarship Fund (CLICK HERE to go directly to the site). You can use a credit card or your Pay Pal account.

Thank you for your continued support, 

Tom and Joann Hughes