Friends of St. Vincent’s Academy,
This Sunday, the 5th Sunday of Lent, has been unusual for all of us. As I reflect on the gospel of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, I am reminded of the humanity of Jesus and the power of miracles. Jesus shows us all his heart when he wept for the death of his friend. The miraculous outcome of Lazarus’ rising should deepen our faith.
Today I share with you that many current parents of our St. Vincent’s students have humbly reached out to me to share their heart. Many of them are afraid that due to the Coronavirus and the uncertainty of their finances, that they will be unable to complete paying for their daughter’s tuition for this school year. Many have expressed a fear for the future and how they will afford tuition next year. As the President of SVA, I have been entrusted with not only the responsibility of overseeing the education of our students, but also paying our teachers and fulfilling our financial obligations in these trying times.
God tells us not to live in fear, but to live in faith. I have faith that our loyal SVA community will come together to keep our students in school receiving a Mercy education. You will be our miracle.
St. Vincent’s Academy will be starting a “Pandemic Relief Fund” March 30, 2020. All money given to this fund will go directly to supporting a family currently at SVA struggling to pay the completion of their tuition for the 2019-2020 school year. Any money left in the fund at the completion of this school year will roll over to help parents next year still trying to rebound from their financial struggles. We don’t want to lose any students due to financial hardships brought on by this horrible global pandemic.
Please help by making a generous one-time gift, or consider becoming a monthly partner in our ongoing effort to keep our Saints in the seats!
May God bless you and keep you healthy and well,
Mary Anne Hogan
St. Vincent’s Academy