2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Link to morning announcements
Click the link below for video of the morning announcements for Wednesday, May 6, 2020.


Today's announcements:
-Today, at 10:00 a.m., Bishop Burbidge will celebrate a special Mass for students in our Diocesan schools. Click here to visit the Diocese of Arlington's Facebook page to live stream the Mass.

-We are collecting pictures of Mrs. Peterson outstanding career at Holy Cross Academy. For her upcoming retirement, we'd like to present her with an awesome photobook of memories. Please send photos to hokiewilson2@gmail.com . Huge thanks to Mrs. Huber for organizing this effort.

-We are moving forward with an online May Crowning tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. We hope to livestream the event from St. Mary's Facebook page (the same site we use for weekly Masses).

-Beginning at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, HCA families can begin bringing flowers to the statue of Mary on on campus. She's located at the turnaround before you get to our building.

-PTO is still accepting nominations for positions for the 2020 - 2021 school year. See specific information below.

-Friday's Mass will take place at Holy Cross Academy in Father Brisson Hall. Please join us live on St. May'sFacebook page to watch Mass.

-If you didn't catch HCA's faculty and staff "Thank You" video to students, please watch it at the following link. Click here to view the video.
Spring Book Fair Has Begun
Holy Cross Academy is excited to announce our online spring book fair through Bookworm Central! Book fair dates are May 4th-May 15th. Summer reading lists for each grade have been included in the fair offerings, making this a perfect opportunity to purchase your child's summer reading and benefit our school!

Reading List
PTO Elections for 2020-2021

Holy Cross Academy’s PTO helps all of us achieve our mission each day by offering their time and support to the students, parents and teachers so that we all can be successful. Our PTO plans and implements important events in the life of our school that we all enjoy (and now really miss) and is always there to keep the spirits of our school high. Each spring, all HCA parents are invited to run for PTO offices for the coming school year.

Office Positions are:

President:
Vice President:
Secretary:
Treasurer:
Member At Large (4)

If you are not able to be part of the Executive Board…that’s OK, but know…you ARE the PTO and your heart and help are needed to assist our children and our school grow and achieve our vision of a bigger and brighter tomorrow.  Given this year and the challenges our children faced with grace and compassion; we are looking forward to an amazing 2020-2021 school year and everyone's help is needed. Remember you do not have to be on campus to help…we have many things that can be done “behind closed doors”/ or living rooms or kitchen tables.
 
PTO Board Elections are coming up soon. Please take a moment to consider being part of the board and assist in helping our school thrive.  

To get yourself on the spring ballot, please send a short Bio (really it does not have to be a resume) to Dawn Mauro at  dawn.mauro@genexservices.com

The closing date is May 23 rd .  Elections will take place via Constant Contact shortly thereafter.
Link to St. Mary's Facebook Page
There are live Masses offered each morning at 9:00 a.m. Additional Masses and prayer services are offered throughout the day and "on demand."

Get your Yearbooks Here!! The link to order yearbooks is live again - new deadline May 30th!

Personalization and "Year in Review" are both available again this year!
Looking Ahead - HCA Important Dates 
 
May
6: Online Mass with Bishop Burbidge at 10:00 a.m.
7: May Crowning
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
Last day for HCA Preschool
25: No School - Memorial Day
29: Fellowship Friday - 9:00 am Mass
 
June
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 - End of Year Mass
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