Blessed Sacrament Parents, Guardians and Grandparents,

This past weekend, our Catholic Church celebrated the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Across our nation, Catholics participated in virtual Masses hearing the story of Lazarus’ raising from the dead. In a very profound way, we hear the words – “And Jesus wept.”  Many times we focus on Christ’s divinity as one of the Three Persons in One God. Often times, we forget Jesus was fully human too.

I would imagine that Christ is weeping for us as we experience the novel COVID-19 virus. Just like that day in Bethany, there is a profound sadness to see God’s sons and daughters in this time of distress. The story, however, continues with Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. He did not allow His sadness to overshadow the bigger picture – God’s unconditional love and compassion for us.

Some in our community are experiencing great sadness in their own homes due to this health pandemic. While only Christ can heal, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School has committed itself to being #InThisTogether. We cannot allow the COVID-19 virus to overshadow the great things happening in our community and our strong desire to provide quality education and formation in the service of God and community.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School has approached community members to assist with tuition assistance.  I invite those who have been financially disrupted by the COVID-19 virus to consider applying for Emergency Tuition Assistance using the application below.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, via e-mail, if you have any questions.

May our Blessed Mother intercede on our behalf and protect every member of our parish and school community.

Michael Fierro