My Dear Parishioners,
Next week we celebrate our annual Catholic Schools Week. This is a special time when we acknowledge and celebrate all the blessings we have at St. Joseph/St. Robert School. This includes our terrific students, excellent principal, talented faculty, hardworking administration and staff, and generous volunteers. Our School is a true community where we are, “Focused on Faith and Learning.” Our Mission Statement reads: St. Joseph/St. Robert School (SJR), with Jesus as our foundation and inspiration, prepares students to live fully His message of love, courage, and compassion. Our philosophy of academic rigor and relevance prepares our students to be contributing members of the Church and the global community. All are invited to check out the good things happening at our school by coming to our Open House, next week (Sunday, Jan 28th) from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Wednesday, January 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
There has been some confusion over our school. Yes we still have a school. No it has not closed. Here is a brief history of the school taken from its website:
St. Joseph/St. Robert School is located in Warrington, Pennsylvania. Our school was founded on the grounds of St. Joseph Parish in Warrington in 1925 and staffed by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Originally called St. Joseph School, an additional building was added to the school campus on Valley Road in 1961. St. Robert Bellarmine Parish was formed from St. Joseph Parish on May 31, 1968. As St. Robert Bellarmine Parish grew, St. Joseph School became consolidated as St. Joseph/ St. Robert School. In September 1999, the Parish Religious Education Building was added to the St. Robert Bellarmine Parish complex and housed the students in grades 5-8 in what was known as the Annex Building. The children in Kindergarten through grade 4 remained at the Valley Road site. In September 2008, the school was completely incorporated on the St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Campus.
Now would be a good time to remind everyone that you can help us in our efforts to provide a quality Catholic Education by buying and using our Scrip. Scrip is actually a “gift card” that you can purchase after the weekend Masses or at the SJR school office. The cards can be used at local grocery stores, restaurants, and other area stores. You get the full value of your purchase price and in addition for most of the stores you receive a $2.00 tuition voucher for every $50.00 purchased. Those vouchers can then be used to help pay tuition, or if you do not have a child in Catholic school, they can be donated back to a needy family who uses our school. And as always, we are in need of scrip sellers after all the weekend Masses. If you can assist with this, please contact the rectory and we will get you on the schedule.
May God Bless You,