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 Monday, 23, 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:
-I apologize for causing a few heart attacks on Friday when I made a very significant typo in my E-blast. Our date to return is scheduled to be Monday, April 20th.
 
-I hope everyone had a chance to read a message from Fr. Mosimann that he sent to all school families on Friday afternoon. 
 
-Powerschool reopended Friday. Families can view their 2 nd trimester grades and teacher comments. We plan to mail second trimester report cards this week. If you are having trouble connecting to powerschool, please contact Mrs. Tomayko at atomayko@holycrossweb.com .
  
-I hope that families will take advantage of live streaming Mass and other religious services from St. Mary’s Facebook page. This is a time that we can all take some comfort in our faith. A link to the Facebook page is provided below.
 
-I want to urge students to keep up with their studies. Now is not the time to procrastinate. Now is the time to get off to a great start in trimester 3 by finishing all your assignments.
 
-A reminder that our school building is closed. Tomorrow, I’m going to begin working from home exclusively. 
 
-Please know you are all in my prayers and I look forward to welcoming you back to school after Spring Break.

St. Mary's Church Facebook Page
On St. Mary's Facebook page, you can watch the live streaming religious services listed below. Another great way to keep up with our faith during this difficult time.

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

Access the live stream from the link below.
Please Send Photos
We miss seeing our students every day! To keep us connected, we would love to share pictures of how our students are learning from home. We know our talented and creative parents are doing great things to support our teachers. Please email photos to hcasecretary@holycrossweb.com and we will share with our community and through social media.
Time to order your spirit wear!
Another round of HCA Spirit Wear is available. Click the link below to order your new gear.


2019-2020 HCA Yearbook
On sale now through April 30th - $45!
Order yours now!
Save the Date for Life Walk Fredericksburg
Save the date! The 3rd annual 5k LifeWalk/Run will be held May 2, 2020 starting at 9:00 am at Old Mill Park. Registration opens soon.  

Looking Ahead - HCA Important Dates 

April
10-19: Easter Break
12: Easter Sunday
13: Easter Monday
18: Knights of Columbus Cornhole Tournament at HCA
20: Classes Resume
21-22: ACRE Testing
23: Girls Soccer @ St. Patrick, Early Dismissal at 2:50
24: School Mass, 8:15 am
25: Diocesan Science Fair
    Middle School Dance 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
28: 7 th Grade Field Trip to Mount Vernon
    First Holy Communion Rehearsal @ St. Mary’s Church,
6pm
    Boys LAX @ FA, Early Dismissal at 2:45
29: Girls Soccer vs Linton Hall
30: Girls Soccer @ SWOY, Early Dismissal at 2:45

May
1: 3 rd Trimester Interim Notices
   School Mass, 8:15 am
2: First Holy Communion, @ St. Mary’s, 10:00 am
3: Great Train Race
4-22: Scantron Testing Window
4-8: Library Book Fair
5: World Language Exam, Grade 8
   Girls Soccer vs Holy Family at Chinn Park Soccer Fields,
Early Dismissal at 2:20
6: Muffins with Mom
7: May Crowning, 8:20 am
   Girls Soccer at Aquinas, Early Dismissal at 2:30pm
8: School Mass, 8:15 am
10: Mother’s Day
11: Early Dismissal, 11:30 am, B Schedule
    Confirmation Rehearsal @ St. Mary’s (HCA Students)
13: Battle of the Books Competition
    Girls Soccer vs St. Francis at Ali Krieger Sports Complex
14: Girls Soccer vs Holy Family
15: School Mass, 8:15 am
16: Confirmation, St. Mary’s, 10:00 am
17: Youth of Note Sings at 12:30 Mass
19: Girls Soccer vs Aquinas
20: Girls Soccer @ Linton Hall, Early Dismissal at 2:30
21: School Mass 8:15 a.m.
8 th Grade Field Trip to National Museum of Am. History
    Girls Soccer vs SWOY
22: No School - cashed in snow day
25: No School, Memorial Day
27: Strings, Keyboard Solo Concert
28: 4 th and 5 th Grade Spring Performance, for school, 2:00
    4 th and 5 th Grade Spring Performance, for families,
7:00 pm
28-29: Screening for Incoming Kindergartners @ Holy Cross
Academy Preschool
29: School Talent Show
    School Mass, 8:15 am
    VCAC Girls Soccer Tournament, at Linton Hall, Time TBD
30: Algebra Exemption Day

June
2: Athletic Banquet
3: Band, Strings, Keyboard, and Youth of Note Concert, for
students, 1:45 pm
   Band, Strings, Keyboard, and Youth of Note Concert, for
families, 7:00 pm
4: 8 th Grade Graduation Rehearsal @ St. Mary’s
   School Mass, 8:15 am
5: 8th Grade Graduation 7:00 pm
7: St. Mary Parish Picnic
11: Early Dismissal, 11:30 am
    No PM Aviat Care
    Kindergarten Celebration, 7:00 pm
12: Last Day of School
    Family Mass @ St. Mary’s, 10:00 am
    Picnic to follow
15: Faculty Professional Development Day
16: Faculty 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
540-286-1600 
Holy Cross Academy Preschool
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-373-7553