Growing together in faith, we foster love and reverence for God and for every human being. Rooted in Christ, and as his disciples, we strive to provide a dynamic Catholic atmosphere in which academic excellence can flourish in a safe and nurturing environment. Reflecting the teachings and actions of Christ through the Catholic Church, we instill a desire to know, to love, and to serve God and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Bishop Gainer Announces that Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg has Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
As you may have already heard, today, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. I wish to start by reassuring you that at this time, our school is a separate legal entities, distinct from the Diocese, and is not filing for bankruptcy. Charitable entities such as Catholic Charities are similarly separate legal entities. The ministries and operations of parishes, schools and entities, such as Catholic Charities, should not be directly affected by the Diocese's Chapter 11 proceeding. Holy Name of Jesus School will remain open, and we will continue to do our part to educate your child(ren) in mind, body and spirit.
As this process is just beginning, we have very little additional information to share at this time. However, the Diocese has a number of resources regarding their reorganization posted to their website, www.hbgdiocese.org. I encourage you to review these resources as they do provide significant information on the next several steps in this process.
If you have additional questions regarding the Chapter 11 process, please visit https://dm.epiq11.com/RCDH or call the bankruptcy information line at 1-866-977-0992.
Thank you for your continued trust and support of Holy Name of Jesus School.
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It is time for re-registration for Holy Name of Jesus School. We believe that parents, faculty, staff and administration are all partners in the…
It is time for re-registration for Holy Name of Jesus School. We believe that parents, faculty, staff and administration are all partners in the formation and education of our children.
Our spiritual and financial support is necessary for our children's future.
To reregister you will receive an email with a link that says:
For the 2020-2021 school year it is our desire to provide your child with an excellent Catholic education. Our estimate is that it will cost about $5,600 per student to operate the school program. The school operating budget for last year was $1,818,952. As you know, part of the difference between what families pay in tuition and the cost to operate the program is generated through the fundraising efforts of the school community. The bulk of the additional funds comes from the parish in the form of a subsidy for the school program. This past year the parish contributed over $460,000 in support of the parish grade school. That is about 27.5% of the total ordinary income of the parish.
We have a tuition based program for the school. We know that this can be a burden on families already paying school taxes and appreciate the sacrifices you make for your children. A modest increase in tuition will enable us to meet increases for staff salaries and benefits which make up the bulk of our budget (about 80%).
We do not wish to exclude any Catholic student for lack of funds. There are scholarships available through the Neumann Scholarship Foundation of the diocese through FACTS. Families who believe that they will require assistance with their tuition need to apply to these groups as a first step. Additional parish scholarship support, beyond what these organizations can offer, will be considered on the basis of need as determined by the family's application. Applications for the scholarship programs are on the school website. Applications need to be submitted by March 1, 2020.
We continue to address the building needs as we make improvements to our school facility, all to enhance the educational experience and safety of our children.
1 child 2 children 3 children 4+
Active Catholic Parishioner $3,860 $6,050 $7,200 add $1,000
If you are interested in applying for financial aid to offset the cost of your child's education, please do the following:
1. Go to the school website at www.holynameofjesus.com. There will be a link that will forward you to the on-line application.
2. Follow the instructions to complete the on-line application by March l, 2020. Holy Name of Jesus will pay the application fee.
3. Your application will be reviewed. Applicants not meeting eligibility requirements will be contacted.
4. You will be notified in the summer months if you receive funds.
5. If you have questions or need assistance completing these applications, please contact our school office. Sister Rita Smith, SSJ, Principal, is available to meet at a mutually convenient time to review your questions confidentially.
Together with a financial commitment, a successful Catholic education requires a spiritual commitment. The children are taught in our school to pray daily and attend Mass each weekend. For our Catholic families, participation at Mass on Sundays is essential. Please be part of the Holy Name family as we pray together for one another.
Attached you will find a financial tuition agreement. Please return it and a $100.00
re-registration fee to the office by March 1, 2020. The re-registration fee after April 1, 2020 will increase to $125.00.
If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact the school office.
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