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, March 31, 2020. Each day, I'll include the day's announcements in a bulleted list in this message so can skip the video if you wish.


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


Today's announcements:
-A note to anyone doing their school work while wearing their school uniform. Yesterday marked the start of the summer uniform! 

-Governor Northam’s announcement yesterday makes it more important than ever that we practice social distancing. Thanks to all HCA families for doing you part to slow down the spread of this virus.

-As students work hard these next few days, I hope they are looking forward to Fellowship Friday. I know your teachers and peers can’t wait to see you.

-In today's E-blast, you will notice three advertisements. These advertisers bought space in our musical program for Singing in the Rain, Jr . Unfortunately, the show cannot be performed this spring. These generous companies turned down a refund of their ad for inclusion in our school E-blast for one week. Thank you to our generous sponsors!

-Please make sure you reach out for help if you need it. We want to support our families at this time.   

-In light of recent events, the Diocese has extended the deadline for finanical aide to April 17th.


Notes for Using Zoom and/or Google Meet
-Teachers will be using Zoom or Google Meet to offer their video conferencing. To learn more about how to use Zoom, you can follow this link https://youtu.be/d7xXZxRDFUU . Both tools free for students, do not require a login or account, and are similar for our students to use.

-Students will access the video conferences by clicking a link supplied by their teacher in their daily email. These video conferences will be organized, supervised, and run by our faculty. Parents are, of course, invited to view these sessions with their child.

-Like all new things involving technology, we know we will experience some snags with implementation. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we get up to speed with these new technology tools! 

-While we feel our students will enjoy video conferencing and seeing their teacher and peers, these sessions are not mandatory .

-Likewise, students do not have to share the video feed from their device if they or their parents choose not to. 
Your link to join Mass
On St. Mary's Facebook page, you can watch live streaming religious services. Access the live stream from the link below.

Schedule:
Daily Mass: Every day at 9am
Divine Mercy Chaplet: Every day at 3pm
Rosary: Every Day at 6:30pm
Stations of the Cross: Every Friday at 7pm
Financial Aid Deadline Extended
The deadline for 2020-2021 elementary FACTS Grant & Aid applications has been extended to  Friday, April 17, 2020 . Families are encouraged to submit as soon as they are able in advance of that deadline. In addition, families should know that applications received after the new deadline in April will be considered on an as-available basis determined by any remaining available funds.
 
The Office of Catholic Schools remains committed to doing everything possible to make Catholic education possible for families in need.
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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
540-286-1600 
Holy Cross Academy Preschool
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-373-7553