First and foremost, I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation for all the prayers and messages of encouragement during the longest, craziest, weirdest school year in the history of mankind. In the words of my friend Father Jack O’Donoghue, “Now you know why Jesus wept.” When things got tough and it felt that we could not take that extra step, the support of our parish community lifted our spirits and allowed us to continue with our mission – making God known, loved, and served.
As our city joins communities across our nation in returning to a sense of normalcy, many of our parents are returning to work at offices and other places of employment. For those who may be looking into child care or a traditional school environment, I invite you to consider the educational ministry of our parish.
Our Parish School is fully accredited and provides quality education and formation for students in Pre-Kindergarten 3 through Eighth Grade. We are proud members of UIW’s Brainpower Connection providing pathways for students from Pre-Kindergarten through Graduate School. We have tuition assistance for any parishioner who desires a Catholic education for their children.
As some of you are aware, our school was recently re-authorized for a second year in the PK4SA Competitive Grant Program. At the end of this next school year, we will have invested over $300,000 in grant funding towards our early childhood program. Early Childhood education has been a hallmark of Catholic Schools for decades and provides evangelization to the youngest members of our parish.
It is also with great excitement that I official announce that beginning with the 2021/2022 school year, our Pre-Kindergarten 3 and 4 classrooms will include a Spanish immersion program! As a early childhood provider in South Central Texas, it only makes sense that we provide our students with as many tools, including faith and Spanish, as they compete in an increasingly global market.
I know you have a choice in educational settings for your family, but I invite you to learn more about Blessed Sacrament and explore whether we might be what you are looking for the upcoming school year.
In service to the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament,