2019-2020 Parish Theme:
Live by the Spirit, Walk by the Spirit
Continued Prayers for Sister Susan Louise
In Sister's post surgery follow up, her doctor found cancer in one of her lymph nodes. However, her doctor is hope-filled about her long-term prognosis.
She will be starting chemotherapy and radiation treatments near her new home. She expects to be able to maintain her normal routine during her treatments.
Please join me in continuing to prayer for Sister Susan Louise's full recovery.
Looking for Assistant Drama Director
Drama Club is in need of an assistant Director and a Music Director for Singin’ In The Rain. Our rehearsals and information can be found on our website. Must have enthusiasm for musical theater and working with young people.

Please contact Marty Ferraioli
Nurse Notes:
Virginia School Health Guidelines recommend scoliosis screening for students in grades 5 through 9 (ages 10 to 15). Information on scoliosis is being sent home with all students in Grade 5. The information can also be found @ www.scoliosis.org , or on the school website attachments under health and wellness. You can follow the simple screening procedure provided to check your child at home. If you have any questions or would like assistance, please call Mrs. Richardson.
Save the Date:
Tuesday, November 19 Holy Cross Academy will have a visit from Bishop Burbidge who will celebrate mass with our school community. As always, parents are invited to join us for Mass. Following Mass, Bishop Burbidge will visit our students in their classrooms.

Holy Cross Academy will have a fundraiser at Barnes and Noble on Sunday, December 8th. More details in the coming weeks.
Martial Arts Reinforces Family Values
MBA Majest and Holy Cross Academy have partnered again to provide opportunities for your child to develop and become leaders in our community. Through taekwondo, students gain a sense of self. With physical and mental challenges, students are successful in overcoming obstacles they felt were impossible. At the cornerstone of MBA Majest’s curriculum, is respect. We emphasize the importance of respect for self and others as we teach beyond the kick and punch. 
To experience taekwondo with your HCA family and friends, please contact us for more information. We still have room in our vanpool after dismissal.

Pearl Conroy
Instructor/Program Assistant

Majest Martial Arts Fredericksburg
20 Plantation Drive, Suite 111
Fredericksburg, VA 22406

PROGRAM LENGTH: September 10, 2019 – June 4, 2020

CLASS DAYS: Tuesday and Thursday (make-up on Saturdays at 10:45 a.m.)
TIME: 3:45p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Looking Ahead - HCA Sports + Important Dates
28: VIRTUS Training, in FBH, at 9:00am, sign up online virtus.org

1: Boys Soccer vs. Linton Hall 4:0o p.m.
3: Girls Volleyball @ SWOY JV Only 4:00 Early dismissal 2:50
Boys Soccer @ St. Patrick (Loriella Park) 4:00 p.m. Early dismissal 2:50
4: School Mass 8:15 a.m. Fr. Brisson Hall - Please join us
7: Girls Volleyball @ Holy Family JV Only 4:00 Early dismissal 2:30
Boys Soccer vs. St. Francis 4:00
8: Girls Volleyball vs. Aquinas 4:00
Boys Soccer @ SWOY 4:00
10: Boys Soccer @ Aquinas 4:00 Early dismissal 2:30
Girls Volleyball vs. Linton Hall 4:00
11: Mass 8:15 a.m. Fr. Brisson Hall
14: No School - Columbus Day
18: Middle School Social Event - TBA (Student Council to decide soon)
25: No School - Faculty Professional Development Day
Trunk or Treat
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
St. Mary Preschool
1009 Stafford Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401