2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Fellowship Friday Mass
Below is the link for St. Mary's Parish Facebook Page. Please watch Mass live this morning at 9:00 a.m. or later in necessary.

Link to morning announcements
Below is a link to a video of our morning prayers and announcements for Friday, April 24, 2020.

Prayer to Jesus for Healing and Guidance - click here to pull up this special prayer.

Today's announcements:
-Please join Mass today at 9:00 a.m. today from St. Mary’s Facebook page. The link to their Facebook page is at the top of today’s E-blast. Mass can be streamed any time after 9:00 a.m. if you cannot watch live. 

-Yesterday’s message regarding PTO elections for 2020-2021 went out yesterday to all parent except parents of current 8 th graders.

-Please look for the separate video in this E-blast above where I recognize Noble Crusaders for this week.  

-Orders for yearbooks close April 30. Please follow the link at the bottom of this message to place your order.
Noble Crusader Awards
April 20 - 24

From Mrs. Hickman to:

Kealani Daniels for her diligence with the reading program even over the Easter break!

Whitney Walsh for reading an incredible amount of books on Kids A-Z

From Mrs. Wiley to:

Michael Bostain, Ashleigh Damus, Brady Ennis, Joshua Paquette , and Emma Uriell  for completing all levels of the Reflex Math!

From Mrs. Woolfolk to:

Ethan Roche  for taking initiative during art class to get feedback on his work.

From Ms. Magruder to:

Eliza Klumpp  for doing so well with long division

From Mrs. Gonzalez to:

Kyle Cristian  for awesome participation in Zoom meetings and turning in work

From Mrs. Lang to:

Stefan Lupu Pitulice, Neeti Patil, Sahas Rajeshirke , and Rebecca Root for their diligence in completing all of their assignments to date

From Ms. Godek to:

Ella Xhaferi for patiently waiting her turn during Zoom meetings.

Caleb Wells for his perseverance in doing his daily assignments.

Charlie Janney for his eagerness in doing his work.

Raleigh Kanaster for doing his best work and great penmanship.

Isabelle Mitchell for her politeness and patience during Zoom meetings.

From Mrs. Caiafa to:

Colin Murphy for his outstanding efforts in reading

Emma Fischer, Gariel Prasad , and Kaitlyn DiFilippo to the following for their extra efforts in distant learning

From Mrs. Appleton to:

Lexi Homendy and Makayla Sullivan for putting forth extra efforts in their assignments.
Community Service Opportunity
One question that I have been asked by many Holy Cross Academy parents is, "How can we help?".

Many HCA families recently stepped up to make donations to St. Mary's Parish food pantry. These donations were greatly appreciated and the need will be ongoing as families in our area are still in need.

Micah Ecumenical Ministries has made our parish aware of a need that they have which HCA families might be able to help with. Our homeless brothers and sisters are feeling very alone and isolated as they can no longer enjoy the community dinner environment. They come to the hospitality center in the morning and are given a bag with their breakfast, lunch and dinner and eat alone.

We would like to ask students to create “meal notes” that consist of a happy message of hope with a scripture verse and/or drawing, letting our area homeless know they are loved and not alone.

Students can make several notes with the items they have at home. No need to buy anything fancy. Cards can be dropped off at St. Mary's Parish. There is a box set-up in the Courtyard Meeting Room so they can drop and go OR mail to St. Mary’s to Elena Doyle's attention. We will bring the cards to Micah weekly until we can gather once again.
Looking Ahead - HCA Important Dates 
24: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
1: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
4: No Distance Learning - Professional Development Day
8: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
10: Mother's Day
15: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
22: No School - cashed in snow day
25: No School - Memorial Day
29: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
5: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 a.m. Mass
9: Last day of distance learning - Have a wonderful summer!
10: No School - Professional Development Day
11: No School - Professional Development Day
12: No School - Professional Development Day
Mission Statement

At Holy Cross Academy, we are guided by the spirit of Saint Francis de Sales as we dedicate ourselves to: 

  • Create an atmosphere of prayer and reliance on our heavenly Father;
  • Spread the message of Jesus in our families and our community by treating all persons with respect and showing reverence for the gift of God in each one;
  • Build up the Spirit-filled faith community within Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish;
  • Serve those in need in our local community and in the Missions through an awareness of our global responsibility to all humanity;
  • Develop the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, academically and physically;
  • Promote academic excellence by challenging all our students to recognize their gifts and fulfill their God-given potential.

It's About the Children
Holy Cross Academy
250 Stafford Lakes Parkway  
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Holy Cross Academy Preschool
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401