2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Link to morning announcements
Below is a link to a video of our morning prayers and announcements for Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

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

Today's announcements:
-It looks like today is the most promising day this week for nice weather. I hope students are able to enjoy some fresh air today.

-Just as teachers have Zoom meetings with their classes, later this morning HCA Faculty and Staff have our own Zoom meeting to coordinate our distance learning efforts and plan for the end of the school year.

-Mrs. Carroll is collecting fun pictures of our students in their distance learning  mode. Please send her photos you you are comfortable being used on social media and perhaps in our school yearbook.
A Letter from our Superintendent
Below is a link to a letter from Dr. Vorbach to our Diocesan school parents with info about the end of the school year and grading for the third trimester.

St. Mary's Facebook Page
Below is the link for St. Mary's Parish Facebook Page.

Distance Learning Photos
Please keep sending photos of Distance Learning to share on social media. We love seeing all the creative ways our students continue to learn at home and it keeps us connected while we stay apart. Please send pictures to Anne Carroll at acarroll@holycrossweb.com .
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.
Reminder of Best Practices for Zoom Calls
·        Follow the link provided by your teacher for your call. Use the
password provided if it is needed for the call. 
·        Be patient while your teacher logs you into the call from the “waiting
room”. This feature makes sure only the right people get onto your call.
·        Participate in your Zoom calls in a well lit room. Your teacher and
classmates want to be able to see you.
·        Consider what you are wearing and your surroundings. Choose a
common area in your home and dress appropriately.
·        Conduct yourself in language and actions as if you were in the
·        Use the raise hand function if you’d like your teacher to call on you
·        Sit up and look attentive – this is as close as we can get to having class
right now. 
·        Be on time. Try your best to log on just before the call begins.
·        Use the chat feature or private chat feature only if requested by your
2019-2020 HCA Yearbook
On sale now through April 30th - $45!
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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