Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Immaculate Conception School has been providing a quality Catholic education for Marlborough area students since 1910. Our school leadership is committed to maintaining Immaculate Conception School as a thriving Catholic community for our students by providing a faith based education for all. We know that many parents who wish to provide a Catholic education for their children are not able to do so financially. We know many parents who cannot afford to send all of their children to Immaculate Conception School, and parents who are not able to afford tuition because of illness, family circumstances, or employment issues. Although these parents would like nothing more than providing a quality Catholic education for their children, they simply don’t have the resources to pay tuition. Catholic schools across the country are facing the challenge of declining enrollment. This is due in part to necessary tuition increases resulting from changes in staffing. Catholic schools are no longer staffed by religious sisters who played a vital role in our Catholic schools. The leadership of Immaculate Conception School has developed a strategic plan to address the challenge of declining enrollment, but we need your help.
As I mentioned in last week’s bulletin, there is a way that we can help. With your help we can provide a quality Catholic education to every student that wishes to attend Immaculate Conception School. Your donation of $7,150.00 will provide full tuition for a student for one year. If you are not able to provide full tuition for a student, two donors who are willing to give $3,575.00 will cover the cost of one student. Or even four donors willing to give $1,775.00 can help a student receive a Catholic Education at Immaculate Conception School.
I realize that not everyone who is reading this letter has the financial ability to make such a generous donation. Any amount that you are willing to provide to help offset the cost of tuition for a family who wishes to provide a Catholic education for their children would be greatly appreciated. Many parishioners donating $50.00 or $100.00 can provide the gift of a quality Catholic education to a deserving student. Please also consider whether your gift would be eligible for your corporate matching gift program. Your donation will help ensure the future of Immaculate Conception School, and our ability to provide a thriving Catholic community for our students.
Please know that I am always grateful for the generosity of those connected with Immaculate Conception Parish, and please be assured of my prayers. I also ask that you pray for the leadership of Immaculate Conception School and for the future health of an institution that has been providing a quality Catholic education to our students since 1910.
Father Steven Clemence