Guardian Angels is Family. We are a Parish deeply committed to growing Angels through our unique school ministry that started in 1895. This mission is our inheritance, our responsibility, and our legacy.
Decreased tuition revenue due to lower enrollment, a reduction in state financial support, and unplanned expenses related to the Covid-19 pandemic, means that this fiscal year, parish funds will need to provide approximately $600,000 to cover the budget shortfall. This is three times as much as expected. The Sunday Offertory is the primary revenue source for Parish commitments, and it too has decreased significantly as a result of lower pandemic attendance at Mass.
These are unprecedented, challenging times, yet Guardian Angels School remains open as a beacon of Christ’s light and normalcy for our children. Charity begins at home. The Tuesday after Black Friday is known as Giving Tuesday. It is a movement to encourage you to give back to your community. This year Guardian Angels is participating in the Archdiocese’s I Give Catholic Giving Tuesday Campaign that takes place on December 1st. Please prayerfully consider an additional sacrificial donation of thanksgiving on Giving Tuesday, for your Guardian Angels School family. Be on the lookout for an email on December 1st with a specific link to donate.
Due to current health guidelines, we do not plan to hold our annual Servathon, which is the only fundraising event our school holds each year. We ask families who typically support our Servathon through donations to the school to please donate through Giving Tuesday instead.
For full financial transparency, click here to read our Annual Report. We have also created a Pandemic Report to highlight the efforts taken this year to keep our community connected in these unusual circumstances. Click here to read that report.