The summer newslatter of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Scranton, reports:
Last month’s newsletter definitively confirmed that financial challenges would table indefinitely our plans for a fully-fledged Parish School.
Undaunted, a group of parish parents, clergy, and staff began meeting to steer the
project in an exciting new direction, and after much hard work and planning –
inspired especially by Katy Kadonoff, to whom we owe our thanks – we are pleased to announce the launch of Maria Kaupas Academy this fall.
The Vision Statement of this new ministry proclaims, “Maria Kaupas Academy is a
homeschool enrichment program, sponsored by St. Thomas More Parish, that meets Wednesdays and Fridays in the St. Joseph Church Parish Hall in the Providence section of Scranton. Dedicated to helping parents educate their children according to a Catholic world-view, our academy takes as its patron the foundress of the Sisters of St. Casimir, Venerable Servant of God Maria Kaupas, who was a parishioner here at St. Joseph Church before entering the religious life. Just as Mother Kaupas founded her order to educate immigrant children while helping them retain their Catholic faith, our motto,
Prima Dei, indicates our aspiration for our students, that they be God’s faithful servants first. We will pursue this goal by offering beautiful worship, rigorous academics, and formation in music and the arts, that Maria Kaupas Academy students will learn how to pursue the truth, discern the good, and appreciate what is truly beautiful.”
An extensive packet with the schedule, class offerings, calendar, policy handbook, release forms, and registration materials were recently sent to prospective families; we urge our local parishioners and friends to share these materials with all families who may have an interest in participating:
- Schedule & Class Descriptions
- 2016-2017 School Year Calendar
- Parent & Student Handbook
- Ordinariate Medical & Release Form
- Ordinariate Code of Youth Behavior
- Registration Form