The pandemic has severely impacted our financial resources as a school, region, and diocese. Please support St. James School to bridge this temporary gap in our ability to fund our school.
The pandemic has severely impacted our financial resources as a school, region, and diocese. With public celebrations of Mass canceled indefinitely and reduced offertory contributions. In addition, many of our families have been impacted financially by the pandemic and are no longer able to fulfill their tuition obligations. To address these challenges, our entire NHRCES staff has been diligently managing expenses, delaying payments, canceling services where possible, exhausting all existing reserves and pursuing Federal Stimulus programs for disaster relief funding. Despite these efforts, these realities compromise our ability to operate our school with solvency.
School funding and the impact of COVID-19:
TUITION: There may be the inability of some families facing layoffs or other financial challenges to pay tuition.
PARISH SUBSIDY: It is through weekly offertory that parishes are, in turn, able to support our elementary schools. Without weekly masses, collections have been substantially diminished.
FUNDRAISING: Finally, most all spring fundraising events – galas, bingos, purse bashes, candy sales, etc. cannot take place and have been canceled. The impact on our schools is significant.
DID YOU KNOW we began instruction ONLINE with ALL of our students?
Our dedicated principals, teachers, and staff continue to work diligently and in collaboration with our diocesan Director of Catholic Schools and our regional administrators to deliver a quality Catholic education and continue to create loving, faith-filled communities, albeit remotely, keeping our children engaged and challenged. They are doing an amazing job. We have taken steps to reduce non-essential expenses but must continue to assure the financial viability of our schools.
Reasons to give and giving options:
A Catholic education is a transformative education, one that helps students grow in mind, heart, and spirit.
A Catholic education is a lasting gift that provides our children with a strong foundation for a lifetime of service to God, to the Church and to the community.
Charitable contributions to support our parishes and schools are great blessings and may be made in the following ways:
Contributions to your parish through online giving or mailing a check directly to the parish. Your donation will help to assure your parish can continue to support its ministries- including the education of our children- the future leaders of our Church!
Donations can be made directly to support a specific school, support schools within a region or to the diocese directed to support Catholic education where funds are most needed.
We ask that you prayerfully consider investing in the future of a student through a gift to our Catholic schools. As we witness, each day in the success stories of our schools and students, the return on such an investment has no limits.
We are one family of faith. When one part of our family suffers, we come together to help alleviate the pain of another. Please support our schools and parishes who are experiencing the effects of COVID-19.
Together we can rise up and make a difference in our parish and school communities!
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