Having a place to go, is a home. Having someone to love, is a family. Having both, is a blessing. You, as parents are the most important person in the three aspects involved in Catholic education: Home-Church-School. Mindful of baptism, parents and godparents accept the responsibility to bring children up in the practice of the faith. Parents are the first teachers of children in the ways of the faith. You teach them above all through example and prayer, especially in bringing them to Church on Sunday. I want you to be the difference that makes a difference.
St. Ann Parish carries out the Lord’s ministry of teaching, and maintains an active and vibrant church and school through prayer and the practice of stewardship by its members - returning a portion of one’s time, talent, and treasure back to God in gratitude for the many gifts received. Church support is the responsibility of every Catholic.
Our parish school support continues to rise, and the Parish Finance Council has set the minimum contribution of $400 a year per family, paid weekly or monthly, using electronic giving or through the envelope system. The above amount needs to be posted by November 30th so as to benefit from in-parish tuition as opposed to paying out-of-parish tuition fees. This deadline of November 30th will provide enough time for parish accounting to be completed for the end of the tax year and school registration for the next year. The Parish Finance Council sees this as a reasonable expectation for parish church support. The policy of the archdiocese for parishes with a school is that they contribute $350 per student of families who are registered, active and supporting their Church parish.
As always we look forward with great expectation to ensure that our students reach their academic potential in order to become faithful followers of Christ and contributing citizens who know, love and serve God in a constantly changing society.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Billy O'Riordan