If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy. (1 Corinthians 12:26)
SPONSOR A STUDENT
We find ourselves in an energizing and beautiful period of growth at Saint Thomas More. We are experiencing an increase in parishioners, attendance at Mass, and enrollment of students at our parish school. Our school is growing when most other Catholic schools locally and nationally are shrinking.
Our uniqueness lies in our zeal to truly live the five pillars of Jesuit education: Being open to growth, loving, religious, committed to justice, and committed to excellence.
We have grown a reputation for being respectful of and serving the unique academic, social and emotional needs of our individual students and families. Our goal is to make sure students of all backgrounds know they are welcome here. We are proud to have one of the most diverse student populations of any Catholic school in the area, and we aspire to become increasingly more diverse.
Our diversity makes us stronger. We not only have a community full of loving, integrous children, we are one of the highest academically-performing Catholic schools in the Archdiocese.
However, with this growth in diversity, our students’ needs for income-based tuition assistance have increased. Despite the amount of tuition assistance given last year, we still didn't meet the full need for which many families qualified. These families are making huge financial sacrifices to ensure their children are educated in the Jesuit tradition. And according to Catholic teaching, we are called not to be indifferent to their sacrifices, but to a deep sense of solidarity and active responsibility for our families in need.
These children are our future. They are not only the future of this parish community, they are the future of the Catholic Church and the future of our society. Our mission is to form the hearts, minds, and souls of our students. We can't form them if they're not here. If we don’t invest in our young people today, what will our church look like tomorrow?
We have started a GoFundMe fundraiser for this campaign with a goal of $81,000! We need your help to get the word out about this fundraiser! Please share our GoFundMe with your friends, family, and supporters of Catholic education!
If you would prefer not to donate on GoFundMe, we will accept donations by check or through our online giving platform, Our Sunday Visitor. When making your gift, make sure to select the Sponsor A Student fund.
Again, we appreciate donations of all sizes! Thank you for taking care of our children in need.
"Saint Thomas More embraced our family with love and support after losing my husband. We found an extended family that lifted our spirits during our lowest moments. The strong support from staff and teachers, along with the financial assistance, has allowed our family to continue experiencing the values of Catholic education."- Myriam Grady, STM parent