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This special campaign is geared toward online giving on Giving Tuesday ~ December 3rd, and your contributions through iGiveCatholic will provide an immediate and direct blessing on Holy Family Elementary as the gifts will be placed in the St. Thomas More Society (STMS). Holy Family Elementary operates with the support of the seven Heartland Parishes, the largest contributor financially to the school. Second to the Heartland Parish contribution is the St. Thomas More Society, the annual fund for both Holy Family Elementary and TMP-Marian. This year, the STMS is called upon to fund $650,000 into the joint Catholic school budget. Your gift will fund teacher’s salaries, classroom supplies, facility needs and so much more!
Your gift to Holy Family Elementary through #iGiveCatholic is subject to a generous $50,000 match provided by 24/7 Travel Stores restricted only to Catholic schools in the Salina Diocese and the Seminarian Education Fund. $.50 of every dollar donated will be matched up to $1000 for a $2000 gift. These matching dollars are available starting with advanced giving on November 18th through GivingTuesday on December 3rd or until the matching funds are depleted. Thank you 24/7 Travels Stores for your generosity and dedication to Catholic education.
You can submit offline gifts to the HFE bookkeeper, Karla Stecklein, or to the TMP-M Advancement office.
We hope to have a successful iGiveCatholic campaign this year — HFE and TMP-M were both top performers in the country last year, and we know we can do it again with your support! Thank you for your continued support to our Hays Catholic Schools!
Visit the link here to give online to HOLY FAMILY!
Visit the link here to give online to TMP-M!
Save the Date for the annual Holy Family Chili Supper Fundraiser!
January 26, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Raffle and Auction Prizes Needed!
From electronics and appliances to fun toys for any age, please keep the HFE Chili Supper Raffle and Silent Auction in mind as you do your Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday shopping!
For the Silent Auction, we are looking for items for both children and adults with a retail value between $10 and $100. Auction items are not needed until January, however donations will be accepted now through the start of the auction on January 26. To make a donation, please contact Brenda Linenberger or Allison Ochoa!
Early Release Dates 19-20
HFE Spirit Items for Sale
Safe Environment Program (CMG)
The Safe Environment Program has taken the place of the former VIRTUS program and training. All families received information on the program with details on how to do the training. If you, your spouse, or a grandparent / other guardian plan to volunteer in the classrooms whether it be driving for field trips or helping in small groups where you will be supervising students, you must complete this training — you canfollow the link here for directions and to begin the training. It will have you type in general information about yourself, and when it prompts you for a background check, be sure to select “YES”, as we must have that on file in order to clear you for volunteering. Once completed, if it gives you the option to print a certificate, please bring this in as well as your drivers license and vehicle insurance so that we can make copies for our records. This program is good for 5 years of volunteering. Thank you for your compliance and if you have any questions, please contact Tracy Perrett in the office at email@example.com Thank you!
Prayer to St. Joseph for Rain
Blessed Saint Joseph, God chose you to be the husband of the Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus. You cared for the Son of God as your own son and taught him a trade. Because you were so close to him, He will not refuse anything you ask. Intercede for us in our great need. Pray for the blessing of rain. We are grateful for the moisture that we have received, but the land needs more. Ask God to water our fields and gardens, to fill the rivers, streams and lakes, and to bless our crops and livestock. Help us to live close to Jesus and Mary, as you did, strong in faith and good works, caring for one another. Amen.
Mary, Mother of God, and spouse of Joseph, pray for us.
St. Isadore, patron of farmers and farm life, pray for us.
Order HFE Bucks
Please visit the HFE Bucks page now located under the Fundraising tab on the top main menu or click here!